A delightful new clip was released today from August: Osage County. It's the famous "Eat the fish, bitch!" scene, with Julia Roberts bringing it home. Meryl has some funny facial expressions.
Great stuff. I gotta tell ya, I'm a little nervous about Meryl's Oscar nomination chances. I know this role is pure bait and the film will likely do fine at the box office, but so many pundits and blogs I've browsed have Meryl predicted at 4th or 5th place. Or not at all. I still think that she'll get nominated, but I don't like when her placement doesn't feel safe. As I've said before, the SAG and Golden Globe nominations next week will be extremely telling. If Meryl lands nominations for both, that'll be some nice momentum going into the film's nationwide release around Christmas. Hopefully buzz and good box office will be enough to accumulate a few first place votes among the Academy.