With awards season looming, Paramount is set to re-release Florence Foster Jenkins in several major cities starting Friday. No doubt they want to boost the film's presence in the minds of voters. Golden Globe nominations are announced on Monday, December 12 and SAG two days later. Glad to see that the studio is taking it seriously. I think the best chances for Meryl are by far at the Globes, but if she happens to snag a SAG nom in addition to a Globe, Oscar seems within grasp. BAFTA is real chance this year as well, considering the film's U.K. director/production.
In other unrelated news, in maybe a bit of a surprise announcement, Meryl is going to be honored by The Costume Designers Guild with a 'Career Achievement Award.' The award "honors individuals who demonstrate unwavering support of costume design and creative partnerships with costume designers." Streep will join designer Jeffrey Kurland in a presentation in Beverly Hills on February 21. I tend to forget that Meryl took her theater degree in costume design, so not surprising that she understands the importance of developing a character through close collaboration with designers.
These two announcements in addition to the Cecil B. DeMille award she's set to receive during the Golden Globe ceremony on January 8 keep her at the forefront of the race, despite the film for which she will hopefully be nominated being released six months ago in the U.K. I like how things are shaping up for Meryl's chances.