Monday, December 2, 2013

Meryl nominated for Satellite Award

"What's a Satellite Award?"  So came the question from Joe when he asked what I was going to blog about tonight for my 300th post on Word on the Streep!  The answer I gave was pretty vague, as I actually don't have a fantastic grasp on what they are either.  All I know is that they're given by the International Press Academy, which is a group of journalists who cover cinema, tv and print media.  Essentially they're the first organization to announce awards nominations and last to present (the week after the Oscars).  They also nominate eight potential winners in each category, so basically it's like "if you're in a non-shitty film fourth quarter of're in."  The complete list for actresses in a leading role is below.  Zero surprises.

Amy Adams (American Hustle)
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Judi Dench (Philomena)
Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color)
Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (Enough Said)
Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)
Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks)


  1. I'm still kicking myself for almost believing that rubbish about Meryl going supporting this year! Here's hoping to a year where each deserving actress gets a share of the spoils! I'm confident at least the film will win the SAG for best ensemble but I would also like M to win the Best Actress

  2. I'm so anxious to see how August opens at the box office. If it exceeds expectations and reviews continue to be positive (up to 75% on RT currently) I think it's and Meryl'ls chances for SAG are going to be better. I'm just hoping she's nominated next week for both SAG and GG. If she misses SAG, I think it'll be tough to get in for Oscar, as I would expect the actors' branch to be behind her and the film most. I love this time of year!

  3. I would be shocked to the core if she weren't nominated as well as a cast nomination. I know it is a very competitive year but Meryl will be incredible here and undeniably so,..