Monday, December 11, 2023

Streep nominated for record-breaking Golden Globe

Meryl broke her own record this morning by being nominated for her 33rd Golden Globe (she has won eight). The performance of course was for her supporting turn as Loretta Durkin in the comedy series Only Murders in the Building. Streep was joined by the three main cast members in being nominated (all in lead), Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez. The show was also recognized in the Best Television Series Musical or Comedy category, for a total of five noms, second only to HBO's Succession, which landed a whopping nine. 

The rest of the nominees in Meryl's category are as follows:

Elizabeth Debicki (The Crown
Abby Elliott (The Bear
Christina Ricci (Yellowjackets
J. Smith-Cameron (Succession
Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso)

I have not seen Elliot or Ricci's performances, but I'd honestly be fine with any of the other three winning, as I think they're all brilliant. I love Succession so much and Smith-Cameron's character, Gerri, that I kind of have a soft spot for her. But Elizabeth Debicki was also SO spot on as Princess Diana in this last season of The Crown. And speaking of last seasons, even though the third and final season of Ted Lasso wasn't as critically acclaimed as the previous two, it could be a nice sort of cherry on the top of a great series for Hannah Waddingham (I suppose not unlike for Smith-Cameron). You never know though, maybe Meryl will surprise us and come away with the win. 

The Globes ceremony will be telecast on CBS and Paramount+ on Sunday, Jan 7. The full list of nominees can be seen here

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Streep nominated for Critics Choice Award

Meryl has been nominated for a Critics Choice Award for her supporting work in Hulu's Only Murders in the Building. Steve Martin joins her with a nomination in the lead actor category (the only two noms for the show). The full list in her category:

Paulina Alexis – Reservation Dogs (FX) 
Alex Borstein – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video) 
Janelle James – Abbott Elementary (ABC) 
Sheryl Lee Ralph – Abbott Elementary (ABC) 
Meryl Streep – Only Murders in the Building (Hulu) 
Jessica Williams – Shrinking (Apple TV+)

I have to admit I haven't watched any of the other shows in this list. Turns out I gravitate a lot more toward drama and limited series' when it comes to TV. But I'm sure they're all wonderful shows. 

The awards will be presented on January 14. Stay tuned for the Golden Globe nominations on Monday. I think that will be a tough one for Meryl to get, as the television supporting category includes series (drama AND comedy), miniseries, or motion picture made for television. 

The full list of Critics Choice nominees can be found here

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Adam McKay project dropped

At the end of October, it was revealed that Meryl may be in the running for a supporting role in Adam McKay's Netflix project, Average Height, Average Build, a comedy about a serial killer who wants to change the laws so that it's easier for him to kill. There was very little info on what the role may have been nor whether or not Meryl was actually attached. 

Yesterday, it was announced by multiple outlets that the project was scrapped by Netflix, following McKay's decision to move on to a different project about climate change. Meryl of course starred in McKay's satirical climate change allegorical film, Don't Look Up, two years ago (her last film project to date). 

I'm not super bummed about this, considering it was likely going to be a smaller role and that we knew so little about it to begin with that I didn't get my heart set on seeing her in something specific. But my God at least is was something.  

Still waiting. 

Monday, December 4, 2023

Streep honored with Icon Award at Academy Museum Gala

Meryl was honored with the Icon Award at the Academy Museum Gala in Los Angeles last night. The award was given to "an artist whose career had a notable influence worldwide. The event had been scheduled for October, but was postponed due to the Israel-Hamas war. In addition to Meryl, the evening honored Oprah Winfrey, Michael B. Jordan, and Sofia Coppola. 

Meryl looking fresh and happy (Oprah too, of course), which is nice to see. I'd love it if we could get some news on a new project very soon! I continue to wait impatiently.