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Bow down to greatness- Oh Meryl, I’m betting on you.

I’m hearing that the Oscar buzz this year is Viola Davis may win for Best Actress for The Help. That’s great and all….but….. Meryl, Meryl, Meryl- needs. to. win.

I know Meryl has won before. But she is so frickin’ fantastic all the time. She has won twice- Best Supporting Actress for Kramer vs. Kramer and Best Actress for Sophie’s Choice. That was 30 years ago!! She’s been nominated practically every year- from A Cry in the (dingo ate my baby) Dark, to The Devil Wears (bitch Miranda Priestly) Prada. She leads most ever nominations with 17 total. 17 for crying out loud!

Accents, prosthesis, nudity or disabilities are pretty much a shoe-in for winning. Aside from the nudity part, Meryl has completed all these criteria.

In the movie Iron Lady, she wore some serious dental prosthesis. Ding ding. Winner.

Viola has been around a while too.  With some starts on NYPD Blue, Law and Order, she even costarred with Meryl in Doubt. She even worked with George in Syriana. Oh, I’m sorry- George Clooney. We are on a first name basis. AND Meryl and George did voices for Fantastic Mr. Fox. It’s all a 3 degrees of Hollywood separation thing.

Then there’s Rooney. She is a long shot to win. But I always appreciate someone’s devotion to their craft. Her transformation to Lisbeth Salander was astounding. Nipple piercings? Computer hacking skills? Visiting an autism center?  Her nomination should be an honor in this stage of her career. Just please Rooney- please don’t turn into one of those Kristen Stewart types where you look completely uncomfortable with your fame, pretend to ‘endure’ the fashion thrown at you for free, say that you owe it all to the fans but look like someone is giving you a colonoscopy every time you are interviewed. Anyway… you get the idea.

Oh and then there’s Glenn. Glenn, how have you NOT won yet? After Fatal Attraction I was mesmerized. After Dangerous Liaisons I was enchanted. What can you NOT do?? The Victor/Victoria Albert Nobbs get up is superb.

Michelle- your portrayal of Marilyn is spot on. Dawson’s Creek you are far from. You will have a promising career of many more nominations, I promise. You will win. Just not this year.

How to choose one? (courtesy therepublika.com)

Everyone in this category this year is deserving. But my money is on Meryl. Votes are cast. Couture is being pressed. Jewels are on loan. Meryl will probably show up wearing something understated with a big clunky necklace. Her hair swept up casually and not even wear much makeup. And she’ll look stunning like always. Because she knows she’s awesome. Right? I mean- she’s Meryl.

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Comments

  1. Exactly. She’s Meryl. Funny post :)

  2. Lewis says:

    Davis will probably win. Justified or not, it’s been my observation that the Academy tends to take advantage of it’s opportunities to celebrate diversity.

    • I’m really tired with the whole ‘diversity’ thing. I’m hoping they can just award based on performance, but it usually goes in to a career thing, political, image, pr, hoopla thing too. Whatever. But you are right I’m sure.

      • Lewis says:

        btw, Meryl is so awesome. Not just as an actress, but anytime I have seen her interviewed or give an acceptance speech she is so natural and goofy and likable. I hope she wins too!

      • Lewis says:

        I just got it…you are hilarious…”tired with the whole diversity thing”! LOL

  3. I’m with you…I l love Meryl. I still think she was awesome in “The Devil Wears Prada”. And yes, I’m always a few years behind the Oscar nominations. In fact, I was watching “Fatal Attraction” the other day, and my 17-year old came in and watched it with me for the first time. Glenn Close has been robbed. The problem is I have no idea what they were in lately that they’re nominated for. Yet…I still root for Streep. Thanks for filling me in on who these other nominees even are…I can give an opinion maybe next year, haha. I like your site by the way. :)

  4. I have seen no Oscar-nominated films except Rango. I am aware this makes me both sheltered and strange for then hosting an Oscar party. But I hope Meryl wins – I’ve loved her since Death Becomes Her.