Monday, April 28, 2014

New pics from set of "Suffragette"

Both Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter were seen filming scenes for Suffragette at Holloway Prison near London.  Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl's character), along with close to 30 other women, was sent to that prison after leading protests in favor of women's voting rights.

Poking around Oscar blogs, there are numerous people predicting Meryl having a shot at a supporting nod for this film.  My understanding is that it's going to be a rather small role, mainly one important speech.  I would of course love for her to be in contention, but I continue to feel that Into the Woods may be her best shot this year, and likely in lead.  No definite word on whether Suffragette will be released in U.S. in 2014 to qualify it for awards, but as I've said in previous posts, if they're planning on releasing it in the U.K. in January 2015, I can't imagine they won't give at least a week's run here in the states to keep Oscar possibilities open.  


  1. I agree with you, from what I understand Meryl is just lending her weight to the film in the form of a cameo. I could reconsider this if she is still on-set but I can see no evidence that her work is ongoing.

    With regards to Into The Woods, I too have been poking in the blogs and was interested to see some thinking Meryl could be a supporting witch. However, since the film will be marketed with her as central and the fact she recorded a brand new song leads me to think she will be undoubtedly a lead.

    I read that Michelle Williams/Jessica Chastain/Amy Adams are good early bets for the race and would be happy for any of these ladies to win as they have all paid their dues. I would love Meryl to be in contention to but think she stands a stronger chance with "Ricki" next year. I would still love the soundtrack to win a Grammy though.

    1. Totally agree on chances of going lead for Into the Woods. Going to market Meryl as the main attraction of the film, new song written for witch. And if we haven't learned from One True Thing, Julie & Julia, Devil Wears Prada, August: Osage County...if it's borderline, Meryl will probably be going lead.