Breaking her own record, this morning the Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominated Meryl for the 30th time for a Golden Globe Award. As expected, Streep was included among the five actresses nominated in the Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy category for her performance in Florence Foster Jenkins. Excited to see that both Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg were nominated as well, for Actor in a Musical/Comedy and Actor in Supporting Role in any Motion Picture, respectively. I thought Grant had a pretty good shot here, but wasn't necessarily expecting Helberg. In addition, the film received a nom for Best Picture Musical/Comedy, so it's nice to see the love for Florence!
Joining Meryl in her category were:
Annette Bening (20th Century Women)
Lily Collins (Rules Don't Apply)
Hailee Steinfeld (The Edge of Seventeen)
Emma Stone (La La Land)
It's almost a foregone conclusion that Emma Stone will win, but ya never know. There were a few surprises/omissions that I'll have to let sink in a bit before discussing. I'm interested to see what peoples' reactions are.
The Globes will be handed out on Sunday, January 8. Don't forget that Meryl will also be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement, so even if she doesn't win her category, we'll get to see a bunch of her. The full list of nominees can be seen here.
In other news, while not in attendance, Streep actually WON the Critics' Choice Award last night for Best Actress in a Comedy. This is a bit ironic considering my original post attempted to report that she hadn't even been nominated. This award is super small potatoes in the grand scheme of 'awards season,' but it's nice for her to be recognized regardless.
On to SAG Wednesday.