Thursday, December 1, 2016

No Critics' Choice Nomination for Meryl (just kidding)

***EDIT:  After this went to post it was brought to my attention that Meryl was indeed nominated in the comedy category, as was Hugh Grant.  I'm disappointed to have missed this seemingly obvious piece of information and apologize to readers for the misinformation.  Congratulations, Meryl!***

The Critics' Choice Nominations were announced this morning and unfortunately Meryl was not on the list.  I wasn't necessarily expecting her to make the cut, but considering these are the first of the major televised awards to be announced and that they nominate six actors, it doesn't exactly boost my confidence in Meryl's chances for recognition from other bodies.  The nominations for Actress in a Leading Role were:

Amy Adams (Arrival)
Annette Bening (20th Century Women)
Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
Ruth Negga (Loving)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Emma Stone (La La Land)

This is a fantastic list and I'm sure all are well-deserving.  So far I've only seen Arrival, but most of the remaining will be accessible within the next month. Meryl's chances should increase considerably in a of couple weeks when the Hollywood Foreign Press reveals their nominees for the Golden Globe Awards.  If Meryl doesn't snag a nod there we can kiss any chance at her 20th Oscar nomination goodbye.


  1. Meryl is nominated for the critics choice award ,in the category best actress in a comedy

  2. Nominated in Best Actress Comedy and maybe this means she will win it without competing with senna Stone! And Hugh Best Actor Comedy! -Jamie

  3. This means Hugh Grant and Meryl Streep will have The BFCA awards for sure actually.

    1. I hope she wins in that category but what Jeff is saying the "Best Actress" is the better predictor of future award nominations irrespective if it's comedy or drama. I'm sure the GG nomination is in the bag and fingers crossed for a BAFTA nod too. I'm sure they will nominate Hugh Grant as a sort of 'comeback' pat on the back.

    2. It seems like that would be the case, but I would not be at all surprised if Sally Field took it in this category.

  4. OMG. I gotta admit I completely spaced on Meryl getting the "comedy" award. Shows you how much I normally pay attention to these awards...I didn't even remember enough to scroll down to see the comedy category. But yes, CJames, the "Best Actress" category for predicting success. I should addend my post title.