Monday, December 16, 2013

Streep nominated for Critics' Choice Award

This morning Meryl was nominated in the Best Actress category for her role as Violet Weston in August: Osage County by the Broadcast Film Critics Association.   There are six nominees in each acting categories, with Best Actress rounding out as follows:

1. Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
2. Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
3. Judi Dench (Philomena)
4. Brie Larson (Short Term 12)
5. Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)
6. Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks)

This nomination, along with her SAG and Golden Globe nods, puts Meryl in good contention for Oscar recognition.  A noticeable omission is Amy Adams in American Hustle.  Considering her costars Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence were all nominated in Lead Actor, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress, respectively, this does not spell good news for Adams.  She had to settle with a nomination in the Comedy Actress category, a noteworthy consolation considering one can be nominated in both that and the main Lead Actress category simultaneously.  This is further evidence that we may end up with the first Lead Actress lineup of all previous winners at the Oscars this year with the five listed above (sans Larson).  


  1. She was also nominated Best Actress at Houston, San Francisco and Chicago but these have been awarded to others. I was really hoping for a splitting of the awards this season but it seems Blanchett and Bullock have really pulled ahead. It will be interesting to see which of them lands the globe.

    Speaking of which, with the wheels wobbling on Amy Adam's campaign, I am hoping this might improve Meryl's chances a little at this ceremony.

    What a difference it would make if Meryl hadn't won 2 years ago! It would have been the biggest race in recent memory. August is up to 78% on Rotten Tomatoes now - I get mad when another bad one appears! :-)

    1. This is totally the Blanchett show. It's as close to a full sweep since Mirren in 2006.

    2. The Brits might give the BAFTA to Dench but for the fact she already has 10. Who knows. Blue Jasmine wasn't as big a hit as Philomena here and Dech hasn't won it for years