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).