Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Meryl's awards chances for 2019

Now that awards season is over (poor Glenn), we can turn our attention to speculation on how Meryl may fare for recognition for her upcoming projects. There are three chances for her this year: Big Little Lies, The Laundromat and Little Women.

By far, I think her most likely chance at nominations is going to be for BLL. With the popularity and quality of the first season, and the fact that Meryl's performance is so highly anticipated, I'll be shocked if she doesn't get nominated for at least a couple of the big three TV awards: Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG. Of course, since the show doesn't air until June, any Emmy love won't come until September, 2020.

By all accounts, and as I've previously mentioned, her participation in Greta Gerwig's remake of Little Women (set for release at Christmas) is likely to be too small for even supporting consideration. I'd be thrilled if I were wrong, but there are people who have read the script that suggest her part is indeed brief.

Steven Soderbergh's The Laundromat is a bit more of an enigma. If Meryl really has more than just a minor role, I imagine there will be an awards push for her. Certainly Gary Oldman is a big-time name in the film who will garner an effort from Netflix as well. So, considering the press releases last year suggesting that Meryl's role is the "emotional throughline" of the story, maybe there's something there.

No news on what, if anything, Meryl will film this year. I still think The Nix would be awesome!


  1. I still want Nyad and The Good House!

    Jeff, what did you think about the Best Actress shock on Sunday?

    1. Oh man. That loss for Glenn was brutal. It's impossible to dislike Olivia Colman, though. And The Favourite was my top film of the year. Really looking forward to her in The Crown.

      It might not ever happen for Glenn. Maybe if they get Sunset Boulevard going.

      And I want The Good House and Nyad too!!!

  2. Oh, my gosh I felt the same way. I was so expected to hear "and the Oscar goes to... Glenn close!!" and then I suddenly hear a name with a "Olivia...". I was so shocked that I couldn't keep my mouth shut for 3 minutes. Of course I adore Olivia, but I'm so heartbroken for Glenn! Hope she gets at least supporting actress Oscar, if it is not going to happen on lead.

    I wish Meryl could be nominated something on next year. Academy awards with no Oscar darling means very little! haha

  3. I think it's good for her to have a break from them, I noticed from 2012 onwards with the next 4 nominations there was growing disgruntlement with Meryl (deservedly) being nominated. A little space and a brilliant leading performance in 2020 would be perfect.