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The 2017 Oscar Nominees: Everything you need to know about the Best Actress race

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The 2017 Oscar Nominees: Everything you need to know about the Best Actress race The 2017 Oscar Nominees: Everything you need to know about the Best Actress race Adriana Floridia2/10/2017 11:36:00 Am

This year's Best Actress race is extremely competitive.

Some of our favourite performances couldn't secure the nomination, and it was simply because there were so many incredible female performances. We're sad that names like Annette Bening for 20th Century Women, Amy Adams for Arrival and Hailee Steinfeld for The Edge of Seventeen weren't among the nominees, but we also love the five nominated performances so much. Seriously, it was just a great year for women acting in film, and with the talent out there today, it's always going to be hard, and therefore even more of an honour, to land that Oscar nomination.

Though there's five women in the running here, the race has been pretty much narrowed down to two major threats.
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Stephen Colbert Blasts Donald Trump For Calling Meryl Streep "Over-Rated"

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Stephen Colbert Blasts Donald Trump For Calling Meryl Streep
Stephen Colbert has had it with Donald Trump. On Monday, the late-night host used his monologue to respond to the president-elect's recent comments about nine-time Golden Globe winner Meryl Streep. Following Meryl's passionate speech at the ceremony, Trump went on a Twitter rant and called her "one of the most over-rated actresses." This, of course, did not sit well with Stephen, who blasted Trump on his show, saying, "Wait a second, I'm sorry, what? Meryl Streep, overrated? Have you seen Sophie's Choice? Have you seen The French Lieutenant's Woman?" Stephen then shouted, "No! Too far!" Watch the entire thing go down above. Related:George Clooney Slams Donald Trump Over Meryl Streep Comments: "Aren’t You Supposed to Be Running the Country?”Meryl Streep and 22 Other Celebrities Who Didn't Hold Back While Talking About Donald Trump
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Meryl Streep to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at 2017 Golden Globes

Meryl Streep to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at 2017 Golden Globes
Meryl Streep is being honored for her outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.

The 67-year-old Florence Foster Jenkins star will receive the 2017 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles in January, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced on Thursday.

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"It's no surprise that the HFPA has chosen Meryl Streep as the recipient of the 2017 Cecil B. DeMille Award. Meryl's enthralling body of work across a diverse set of genres has made her a role model over the past 40 years, and she will continue to do so for generations to come," Lorenzo Soria, President of the HFPA, said in a statement. "[Meryl] has always taken roles with strong female leads, creating art by showing vulnerability and portraying truth on the big screen."

"Simply put, she
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The Surprising Roles Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant Regret They Didn't Get

The Surprising Roles Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant Regret They Didn't Get
She's been nominated for an Oscar 19 times - and won three - but even with a track record like that, Meryl Streep says she still missed out on a role she really wanted. When the actress heard that English director Karel Reisz, whom she had previously worked with on The French Lieutenant's Woman, was coming to America in 1985 to direct a film about Patsy Cline, she was very eager to get the role. "Karel was a friend of mine who I adored, and he was making a film about Patsy Cline who is a singer I adored," Streep tells People.
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The Surprising Roles Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant Regret They Didn't Get

The Surprising Roles Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant Regret They Didn't Get
She's been nominated for an Oscar 19 times - and won three - but even with a track record like that, Meryl Streep says she still missed out on a role she really wanted. When the actress heard that English director Karel Reisz, whom she had previously worked with on The French Lieutenant's Woman, was coming to America in 1985 to direct a film about Patsy Cline, she was very eager to get the role. "Karel was a friend of mine who I adored, and he was making a film about Patsy Cline who is a singer I adored," Streep tells People.
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Meryl Streep Reveals 1 of Her Least Favorite Acting Performances

Meryl Streep expressed regret about one of her most lauded performances. The revered three-time Oscar winner played coy before eventually revealing dissatisfaction with her performance in 1981’s “The French Lieutenant’s Woman.” “I’m giving myself an out, but part of it was the structure of it,” Streep told titular host Graham Norton on his U.K.–based show. “It was sort of artificial because I was the actress playing ‘The French Lieutenant's Woman.’ At the same time, I was an American actress playing a British woman.” Streep starred opposite Jeremy Irons as an actor in a movie within a movie. Streep may not have been a fan of her own performance, but she still won a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and a Los Angeles Film Critics Award for her dual performances as Sarah and Anna. She eventually lost the Oscar to Katharine Hepburn’s turn in “On Golden Pond.
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Who did Hugh Grant make cry & Meryl's most dubious

Murtada here. Graham Norton always manages to coax stories out of his visiting guests that somehow they never divulge on this side of the Atlantic.This week his guests included Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, selling Florence Foster Jenkins. Norton brings up a recent interview in which Grant claimed all his co-stars hated him. Julianne Moore, Rachel Weisz, Emma Thompson, Sandra Bullock and Drew Barrymore are name checked. Clearly the Music and Lyrics (2007) set was not a happy one as this is what Grant said about Barrymore:

She made the mistake of giving me notes. How would you take that?

Meryl's response is perfect and gets the biggest laugh. Deservedly. She knows how to land a line!

Meryl divulges the one movie in her oeuvre she isn’t happy with. I thought it would be Still of the Night (1982) which she has spoken about before. But it’s actually The French Lieutenant's Woman
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Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman in Kramer vs. Kramer: the On-Set Drama Behind the Landmark Oscar-Winning Film

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Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman in Kramer vs. Kramer: the On-Set Drama Behind the Landmark Oscar-Winning Film
Actors have difficult moments making films all the time, but news that Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman feuded on the set of Kramer vs. Kramer is a far bigger deal. We're talking about two of the most respected actors of their generations, with 26 Oscar nominations between them (her: 19; him: 7). When you're dealing with two Hollywood and Broadway heavyweights of that caliber, it sounds like a real-life clash of the titans. But it's important to remember that in 1978, it just wasn't that way. In the adaptation of his upcoming biography, Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep, published by Vanity Fair, author Michael Schulman
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Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman in Kramer vs. Kramer: the On-Set Drama Behind the Landmark Oscar-Winning Film

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Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman in Kramer vs. Kramer: the On-Set Drama Behind the Landmark Oscar-Winning Film
Actors have difficult moments making films all the time, but news that Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman feuded on the set of Kramer vs. Kramer is a far bigger deal. We're talking about two of the most respected actors of their generations, with 26 Oscar nominations between them (her: 19; him: 7). When you're dealing with two Hollywood and Broadway heavyweights of that caliber, it sounds like a real-life clash of the titans. But it's important to remember that in 1978, it just wasn't that way. In the adaptation of his upcoming biography, Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep, published by Vanity Fair, author Michael Schulman
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Remembering National Society of Film Critics Award-Winning Brazilian Superstar Pêra

Marília Pêra: Actress starred in Brazilian movie classic 'Pixote.' Marília Pêra: Brazilian film, TV and stage star Remembering Brazilian stage, television, and film star Marília Pêra, whose acting and singing career spanned more than five decades. Pêra died of lung cancer on Dec. 5, '15, in Rio de Janeiro. Born Marília Soares Pêra on Jan. 22, 1943, in Rio, she was 72 years old. 'Pixote' prostitute Internationally, Marília Pêra is best known as the loud, vulgar prostitute Sueli, who becomes acquainted with São Paulo street kid Fernando Ramos da Silva in Hector Babenco's well-received social drama Pixote / Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (1981),[1] a fierce indictment of Brazilian society's utter disregard for its disadvantaged members. In one pivotal – and widely talked about scene – she lets the titular character (da Silva, at the time 12 years old)[2] suckle her breast. In another, she pulls down her panties and sits in
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National Society of Film Critics Award-Winning Brazilian Superstar Dead at 72

Marília Pêra: Actress starred in Brazilian movie classic 'Pixote.' Marília Pêra: Brazilian star and National Board of Review Best Actress winner dead at 72 This article is being revised and expanded. Please check back later. Actress Marília Pêra, a top Brazilian stage, television, and film star whose acting and singing career spanned more than five decades, died of lung cancer on Dec. 5, '15, in Rio de Janeiro. Pêra (born on Jan. 22, 1943, in Rio de Janeiro) was 72 years old. 'Pixote' prostitute Internationally, Marília Pêra is best known as the loud, vulgar prostitute who becomes acquainted with São Paulo street kid Fernando Ramos da Silva – who suckles her breast in one pivotal scene – in Hector Babenco's well-regarded social drama Pixote, a fierce indictment of Brazilian society's utter disregard for its disadvantaged citizens. Although Pêra's screen time is relatively brief, she made enough of an impact to be
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Meryl Streep's worst Oscar-nominated performance comes to Netflix October 23

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Meryl Streep's worst Oscar-nominated performance comes to Netflix October 23
Since 1978, Meryl Streep has been nominated for an Academy Award 19 times. They're mostly all incredibly deserved honors. Even the 19th-ranked one. But it's still 19th. And that movie is coming to Netflix October 23. Before we unveil her worst nomination, let's count up all her other nods. Consider it in a cleansing Silkwood shower before the radiation kicks in. 1. "Sophie's Choice": A cliched #1, but her confessional to Stingo and eerie relationship with that Kevin Kline-portrayed buffoon are chilling.  2. "Kramer vs. Kramer": That searing courtroom testimonial? She aced it. She also wrote it herself.  3. "A Cry in the Dark": Love Streep's stony resolve as Lindy Chamberlain, a media scapegoat whose story predates Monica Lewinsky's Ted talk by three decades.  4. "Silkwood": Karen got cooked and it was delicious. 5. "The Devil Wears Prada": Grimly hilarious and real-seeming. The way she utters, "Why isn't anybody rea-dy..." to squabbling magazine interns is legendary.
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Christopher Lee And Peter Cushing Reunited In The Skull, Coming To Blu-ray

More classic British horror heads to Blu-ray as Eureka! Entertainment announces the release of Freddie Francis' 1965 shocker The Skull, arriving on dual-format Blu-ray and DVD on 26 October.Perhaps best known as an Oscar-winning cinematographer, shooting such acclaimed works as The Elephant Man, The French Lieutenant's Woman, Glory and Cape Fear, Freddie Francis also directed a raft of horror flicks throughout the 1960s and 70s. After a successful spell at Hammer, Francis moved across to the newly launched Amicus Productions, where he would help shape them into the only British company to rival Hammer's vice-like grip on the country's horror scene.Adapted from a novel by Robert "Psycho" Bloch, The Skull reunites Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee for a chilling tale of obsession and the occult,...

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'Mad Max: Fury Road', 'Hot Pursuit', 'Unfriended' and More on DVD, Blu-ray and Streaming

I've never really mentioned Amazon Instant Video releases, but with today being the digital release of Mad Max: Fury Road I figured no better time than now considering it is still one of the best films (if not the best) of the year so far. So, before we get to the physical discs, here's a selection of new titles available on Amazon Instant starting today. Amazon Instant Mad Max: Fury Road Good Kill Felt Cop Car I Am Chris Farley Aloha Walt Disney Animation Studios Shorts Collection Final Girl Return to Sender Of those, I obviously recommend Mad Max and it seems Mike liked Cop Car well enough that a digital rental might be the best way to go. Otherwise, I watched half of Good Kill and couldn't watch any more and I've heard Felt is a pretty solid little horror film. No let's tackle the small selection of physical
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Rip Nicholas Winton, British Savior of Czech Jewish Children from the Nazis, Including Filmmaker Karel Reisz

Read Robert McFadden's excellent New York Times obit of the British hero who died at 106, "one man who just decided to do the right thing," wrote Michael Phillips in the Wall Street Journal. A stock broker in the 1930s, Winton deferred a ski vacation to organize the rescue of hundreds of mostly Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, just before World War II began.  Among the 669 Jewish children who Winton sent via train to England before the arrival of the Nazis were filmmaker Karel Reisz ("Isadora," "The French Lieutenant's Woman," "Who'll Stop the Rain") as well as the mother of The Hollywood Reporter and Kcrw's Masters, who interviewed Winton in London for NPR some years ago. She spoke to Kcrw about Winton, below. 
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Redford on TCM: Dismal 'Gatsby,' Oscar winner 'Africa'

Robert Redford: 'The Great Gatsby' and 'The Way We Were' tonight on Turner Classic Movies Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Month Robert Redford returns this evening with three more films: two Sydney Pollack-directed efforts, Out of Africa and The Way We Were, and Jack Clayton's film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby. (See TCM's Robert Redford film schedule below. See also: "On TCM: Robert Redford Movies.") 'The Great Gatsby': Robert Redford as Jay Gatsby Released by Paramount Pictures, the 1974 film version of The Great Gatsby had prestige oozing from just about every cinematic pore. The film was based on what some consider the greatest American novel ever written. Francis Ford Coppola, whose directing credits included the blockbuster The Godfather, and who, that same year, was responsible for both The Godfather Part II and The Conversation, penned the adaptation. Multiple Tony winner David Merrick (Becket,
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Redford on TCM: Dismal 'Gatsby,' Oscar winner 'Africa'

Robert Redford: 'The Great Gatsby' and 'The Way We Were' tonight on Turner Classic Movies Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Month Robert Redford returns this evening with three more films: two Sydney Pollack-directed efforts, Out of Africa and The Way We Were, and Jack Clayton's film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby. (See TCM's Robert Redford film schedule below. See also: "On TCM: Robert Redford Movies.") 'Out of Africa' Out of Africa (1985) is an unusual Robert Redford star vehicle in that the film's actual lead isn't Redford, but Meryl Streep -- at the time seen as sort of a Bette Davis-Alec Guinness mix: like Davis, Streep received a whole bunch of Academy Award nominations within the span of a few years: from 1978-1985, she was shortlisted for no less than six movies.* Like Guinness, Streep could transform
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Where to Watch This Year's Golden Globes Ceremony Online

Watch Golden Globes 2015 online - Red Carpet arrivals and awards ceremony George Clooney will be present at the Golden Globes 2015 ceremony to pick up his Cecil B. DeMille Award. Will Tina Fey and Amy Poehler sink or swim – or both, alternately? Well, the Golden Globes 2015 ceremony will begin shortly. Would you like to watch it online? Here are a few possibilities. First of all, when it comes to the Golden Globes 2015 Red Carpet arrivals, depending on where you are in the world you can watch them right now on the NBC website or here or here or on the Golden Globes website itself. According to various online sources – and, in all honesty, I can't vouch for their accuracy – you can watch the Golden Globes 2015 live streaming online here. That's supposed to be the actual ceremony, which kicks off at 8 p.m. Et / 5 p.m. Pt. So, will Selma and Into the Woods really win,
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Find 2015 Globes winners Here As They Are Announced

Golden Globes 2015 winners here live: Julianne Moore in the running for 'Still Alice,' 'Maps to the Stars' (photo: Julianne Moore in 'Still Alice') The 2015 Golden Globes Winners will be posted here as they are announced on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Once again, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be hosting the awards ceremony. (Scroll down for the full list of Golden Globes 2015 nominations.) Now, following a snafu on the Golden Globes' website, some have been betting on Ava DuVernay's Selma for Best Picture - Drama and Rob Marshall's Into the Woods for Best Picture - Comedy or Musical. Even though the tech company handling the site's graphics has taken full responsibility for the error, asserting that the 2015 "winners" were chosen randomly from the pool of Golden Globe nominees; they just weren't supposed to go live. Those with short memories – and that's most people and
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All Hail Meryl Streep and Her 29th Golden Globe Nomination!

All Hail Meryl Streep and Her 29th Golden Globe Nomination!
There's no stopping Meryl Streep.

On Thursday, the already legendary actress got her 29th Golden Globe nomination in the Best Film Supporting Actress category for her role as the Witch in the upcoming musical Into the Woods. Streep's incredible 29 nominations are the most of any man or woman in all film and television categories combined.

Meryl also has the honor of actually winning the most Golden Globe awards. Throughout her three-decade career, she's already won eight Golden Globes for her memorable roles in Kramer vs. Kramer, The French Lieutenant's Woman, Sophie's Choice, Adaptation, Angels in America, The Devil Wears Prada, Julia & Julia, and The Iron Lady.

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One person poking fun at Meryl's amazingly decorated career?

Her fellow Best Supporting Actress nominee Emma Stone, who's being recognized for her work in Birdman.

"I have no words," she said in a statement to Et. "I am so incredibly honored and grateful for this
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