The dust has settled on the season. For the second consecutive year, Meryl was not nominated for an Academy Award. While she was nominated for a Golden Globe for her TV work in last summer's Big Little Lies, overall it was a pretty quiet season (she'll likely get an Emmy nod, this summer though). I don't have high hopes for her getting nominated for anything else next year either, at least at the Oscars. Her best chance would probably be for Ryan Murphy's Broadway adaptation of The Prom. It totally seems like slam dunk for Best Actress-Musical or Comedy at the Globes, but with a likely late summer release on Netflix and the fact that it's a bit lighter fare, that's the furthest I expect her to go. If that happens, it'll be the longest she's gone without an Oscar nom since 2006, when she was nominated for The Devil Wears Prada four years after Adaptation.
We're still not sure when we're going to see the release of Steven Soderbergh's Let Them All Talk. I don't know if we can expect any kind of theatrical release for the HBO Max film. My guess is probably not, and it will therefore be only eligible for TV awards. Probably better for Meryl's chances at some more recognition in 2021. I read a while back that many people think the movie will be one of the first things the new platform will release when it launches in May. Considering Soderbergh shot the whole thing in like two weeks, it'll probably be ready by then. That would be wonderful.
Mum's the word on whether or not The Nix will ever get made. The further it goes without any news, the less likely I think it will be that we'll see it. I'd still like to see it get made. Great premise, great characters, timely.
Speaking of timely, last week we learned that Streep has put some money behind Rachel Feldman's Lilly Ledbetter biopic, Lilly. I maintain that it would be strange if Meryl were producing a film whose main character is someone she could play. It seems like it would be a great vehicle for her. But as someone on this blog suggested, if the film does get made, and it's without Meryl, perhaps it's because Meryl already has something in the works we don't know about. With The Prom likely wrapping in the next few weeks, Meryl will then have no official projects with production schedules in place.
More to come...