Sunday, April 14, 2024

Awards Could Bring Meryl Streep in Two Possible Best Actress Performances, One for the Oscars, One for the Globes


Meryl Streep, considered our greatest movie actress, is coming back to the awards circuit with two big performances next month. One could be for the Oscars, the other for the Golden Globes. Or both.

In Steven Soderbergh’s “Let Them All Talk” — streaming on HBO Max — Streep plays a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist who takes her two best college friends and her nephew on a “crossing” from New York to Southampton, England. Streep has 3 Oscars, Soderbergh has two, co-star Dianne Wiest has two, Candice Bergen has like 17 Emmy Awards, Lucas Hedges is the hot as a pistol young actor of the moment. You do the math.

And then there’s “The Prom,” based on the hit Broadway musical about a bunch of New York theater stars who arrive up in Indiana town to help a high school girl put on her prom when the school won’t let her bring a female date. Streep’s character, a Tony winner past her prime, was played on Broadway by Beth Leavel, who had one of the 6 Tony nominations the show garnered. (She should have won.) There’s an all star cast including Nicole Kidman and James Corden.

Reviewers are seeing “Let Them All Talk” now and screening “The Prom” on Sunday. It’s StreepFest 2021! That’s reason enough to be thankful!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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