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Meryl Streep in ‘One True Thing’: A look back at her 11th Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome

Meryl Streep in ‘One True Thing’: A look back at her 11th Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome
This article marks Part 11 of the 21-part Gold Derby series Meryl Streep at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at Meryl Streep’s nominations, the performances that competed with her at the Academy Awards, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the contenders.

The latter half of the 1990s found Meryl Streep struggling to find a proper follow-up to her sublime, Oscar-nominated turn in “The Bridges of Madison County” (1995).

First, there was “Before and After” (1996), a sleepy collaboration with filmmaker Barbet Schroeder and leading man Liam Neeson. The picture, among Streep’s worst box office performers to date, was out of theaters within a month.

A bit more successful was “Marvin’s Room” (1996), a family drama that at last paired Streep with Diane Keaton, plus Hume Cronyn, Gwen Verdon and Leonardo DiCaprio. The film garnered modest reviews and box office receipts upon opening that December and it was ultimately Keaton,
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Meryl Streep’s real-to-reel portrayal of Katharine Graham adds to Oscars record that will never be matched

Meryl  Streep’s real-to-reel portrayal of Katharine Graham adds to Oscars record that will never be matched
Everyone knows that Meryl Streep, a current Best Actress nominee for “The Post,” is the Secretariat of the Oscar nominations race. Her 21 combined lead and supporting actress bids put her nine lengths ahead of runners-up Katharine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson and 11 ahead of legends Bette Davis and Sir Laurence Olivier.

But in a race within a race that has gotten less attention, Streep has an even greater lead: in nominations for roles based on real people. The number is either 10 or 11 depending on whether you agree with the fashion world and me that she plays a thinly-veiled version of Vogue’s Queen of Mean editor Anna Wintour in “The Devil Wears Prada.”

Streep, in fact, has more nominations for playing historical figures than any other major actor has even attempted. Hepburn, the most heralded and honored actress before Streep came along, played only a half-dozen real life characters in her long career,
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Meryl Streep’s Best Movie Lines

Meryl Streep’s Best Movie Lines
Over her storied career, Meryl Streep has racked up dozens of film credits going back to the ’70s, scored a record-breaking 20 Oscar nominations (along with three wins), and, of course, delivered golden line after golden line.

With the actress turning 68 on Thursday, Variety decided it was as good a time as any to look back at some of Streep’s best lines, from the funny to the sassy to the downright inspirational.

“How do I look?” — Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Following a divorce, and nasty custody battle complete with character assassination and conflicted emotion, Streep as Joanna Kramer seals her first Oscar win with a question — “How do I look?” — as she boards an elevator to see her son.

“The dingo took my baby!” – “Cry in the Dark” (1988)

Often misquoted as “A dingo ate my baby,” Streep’s exclamation after a wild dog snatches her infant from a tent, delivered in a flawless Australian accent, has become part of pop culture. Elaine made it a memorable put-down in a “Seinfeld” episode.

“I’m not a box. I don’t have sides. This is it. One side fits all.” — “Postcards From the Edge” (1990)

In “Postcards From the Edge,” Meryl Streep is Carrie Fisher’s muse, and embodies the late Hollywood royal in all her snarky, unpredictable, and out-of-control glory. With this line, Streep’s Suzanne Vale snaps back at her love interest Jack Faulkner (Dennis Quaid) to make sure he knows exactly where they stand.

“I am a righteous bitch, aren’t I?” — “Dancing at Lughnasa” (1998)

In the long history of Streep delivering flawlessly sassy lines, let no one forget her 1998 role in period film “Dancing at Lughnasa,” where she played Kate “Kit” Mundy. After her sister Aggie (Brid Brennan) declares, “Do you ever listen to yourself, Kate? You are such a damned righteous bitch,” Streep’s Kit can only delightfully agree.

“That is what we do. That is what people do. They stay alive for each other.” — “The Hours” (2002)

In one heartbreaking scene of “The Hours,” Streep, who plays New Yorker Clarissa Vaughan, has a candid conversation with the AIDs-striken Richard (Ed Harris), who asks her why he should even stay alive, if not for her.

“The assassin always dies, baby. It’s necessary for the national healing.” — “The Manchurian Candidate” (2004)

Meryl Streep played U.S. Senator Eleanor Prentiss Shaw, the manipulative mother of Liev Schreiber’s Raymond Shaw. She perfectly embodies the ruthless nature of her character when she delivers the difficult truth to her son.

Various — “Devil Wears Prada” (2006)

Where to even start with Streep’s endlessly quotable performance as Miranda Priestly? At the end, of course, with the line that the actress brilliantly tweaked during the table read from “Everybody wants to be me” to “Everybody wants to be us.” With this statement we realize how much Andy (Anne Hathaway) has changed (and, really, how much we all have). Some of Streep’s greatest lines stem from her impatient snark (“By all means, move at a glacial pace. You know how that thrills me.”) And she has a certain specialty in the way she delivers questions (“Why is no one ready?”; “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.”). But the line that defines Streep’s performance, is the two-word dismissal that becomes her refrain: “That’s all.”

“I have doubts… I have such doubts.” — “Doubt” (2008)

Meryl Streep allows the veneer of stern self-assurance in her character, Sister Aloysius Beauvier, to crack in a moment of emotional release. “I have doubts … I have such doubts,” she breaks down about her ability to expose Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman), and her faith in the church at large.

“If what I think is happening is happening … it better not be.” — “Fantastic Mr. Fox” (2009)

Meryl Streep is the matriarch in Wes Anderson’s endlessly quirky and quippy animated masterpiece — stern and even, and a foil for her rambunctious husband voiced by George Clooney. In this scene she calls out his tomfoolery: “If what I think is happening,” she says, and the camera closes in on her judgmental gaze. “… it better not be.”

“These damn things are as hot as a stiff c—!” – “Julie and Julia” (2009)

Meryl Streep totally nailed TV chef Julia Child’s breathy and sometimes risqué enthusiasm, as in this scene where she pulls two large cannellonis from boiling water using her bare hands.

“We will stand on principle, or we will not stand at all.” — “The Iron Lady” (2011)

Streep’s performance as Margaret Thatcher earned her her most recent Oscar, and it’s easy to see why. When she tells Alexander Haig (Matthew Marsh) about why she will go to war with Argentina in an empassioned speech, it’s hard not to get chills.

“Is anybody supposed to smoke?” — “August: Osage County” (2013)

Streep played the delightfully sardonic Violet Weston in John Wells’ adaptation of Tracy Letts’ play. Her response to Ivy’s (Julianne Nicholson) quite obvious question is only one of many memorable lines from the drama (though not uttered by Streep, who can forget Julia Roberts’ “Eat the fish, bitch”?)

What’s your favorite Meryl Streep movie line? Let us know in the comments below!

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Brian Friel, ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ Playwright, Dead at 86

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Brian Friel, ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ Playwright, Dead at 86
Brian Friel, the Irish playwright who wrote the Tony-winning drama “Dancing at Lughnasa,” died Friday at his home in County Donegal. He was 86. The acclaimed writer first emerged in the 1960s with “Philadelphia, Here I Come!” which followed a young Irisman on the verge of emigrating to America and earned a Tony nomination for Best Play in 1966. But Friel is best known for the 1992 Tony winner “Dancing at Lughnasa,” which became a 1988 movie starring Meryl Streep as one of five unmarried sisters in rural Ireland in the 1930s. Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2015 (Photos) Friel’s other plays include.
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2015 Top 100 Foreign Titles: #85. Jim Sheridan’s The Secret Scripture

The Secret Scripture

Director: Jim Sheridan// Writers: Johnny Ferguson, Jim Sheridan

In light of his recent titles, it’s hard to forget that Jim Sheridan started out with My Left Foot back in 1989, and went on to work with Daniel Day-Lewis in two more superb roles. In 2004, Sheridan saw a resurgence with the success of In America, but a string of intriguing choices afterwards all seemed to fail, including the 50 cent headlined Get Rich or Die Tryin’, an unwise remake of Susanne Bier’s Brothers, and a supernatural thriller that was subjected to studio interference, Dream House. We’re thinking The Secret Scripture, based on the novel by Sebastian Barry and set to film in Ireland, will be a comeback worth anticipating, as it features a strong cast led by Rooney Mara. The film’s focus is a woman and her diary during an extended stay at a mental hospital.
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Walter Roy Beery, Stage and TV Actor, Dies at 75

Walter Roy Beery, an actor who appeared in numerous television shows but whose first love was the theater, died at his home in Sherman Oaks, Calif., on April 6 from complications of lymphoma. He was 75.

Beery supported himself by working as a film broker at MGM until beginning his acting career in summer stock. He caught his first break when cast in the original Broadway and national tour of “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.” During the staging at the Ahmanson Theatre, he took to the Los Angeles lifestyle and sought to return, which he did after a stint as guest artist and acting teacher at Portland State U.

Through the years Beery appeared in television shows including “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “St. Elsewhere,” “Remington Steele,” “The Drew Carey Show” and “Numbers” as well as movies and television commercial. He worked as a senior model in the last several years of his life.
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Berlin: Global Screen Picks Up 3D Fantasy Adventure Pic ‘Legend of Longwood’

London — Global Screen has picked up world-wide distribution rights to 3D fantasy family entertainment pic “The Legend of Longwood.” It will start selling the title at the European Film Market in Berlin.

The English-language production is an adventure thriller about a 12-year-old big-city girl, Mickey Miller, who is destined to break a 300 year-old spell cast on a small Irish town and its inhabitants. On her long quest, Mickey must redeem a mysterious Black Knight and single-handedly save a precious herd of horses from a ruthless woman with evil plans.

The Dutch-Irish-German live-action film is directed by Lisa Mulcahy (“The Clinic,” “The Gift of the Magi”), and stars newcomer Lucy Morton and Lorcan Bonner (“Milo”), as well as Lorcan Cranitch (“Dancing at Lughnasa”), Thekla Reuten (“The American,” “In Bruges”), Fiona Glascott (“Resident Evil,” “Omagh”), Sean Mahon (“Philomena,” “Dark Shadows”) and Miriam Margolyes (“Harry Potter,” “The Age of Innocence”).

Music is composed
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Stage Tube: Inside Outside Mullingar's Broadway Photo Shoot!

Lynne Meadow Artistic Director and Barry Grove Executive Producer will present Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming world premiere of Outside Mullingar, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes. The cast will feature Tony Award winner Brian F. O'Byrne, Emmy Award winner Debra Messing, John Aylward 'ER,' The Kentucky Cycle, and Dearbhla Molloy Dancing at Lughnasa, Arcadia at London's Haymarket Theatre.In the video below, go behind the scenes of their Broadway photo shoot
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Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Brian F. O'Byrne and Cast of Mtc's Outside Mullingar Meet the Press!

Lynne Meadow Artistic Director and Barry Grove Executive Producer will present Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming world premiere of Outside Mullingar, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes. The cast will feature Tony Award winner Brian F. O'Byrne, Emmy Award winner Debra Messing, John Aylward 'ER,' The Kentucky Cycle, and Dearbhla Molloy Dancing at Lughnasa, Arcadia at London's Haymarket Theatre.The whole gang met the press yesterday and below, you can check out full photo coverage below
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Freeze Frame: Meet the Company of Mtc's Outside Mullingar

Lynne Meadow Artistic Director and Barry Grove Executive Producer will present Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming world premiere of Outside Mullingar, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes. The cast will feature Tony Award winner Brian F. O'Byrne, Emmy Award winner Debra Messing, John Aylward 'ER,' The Kentucky Cycle, and Dearbhla Molloy Dancing at Lughnasa, Arcadia at London's Haymarket Theatre.The whole gang met the press earlier today and below, you can check out a photo preview from the festivities. Check back later for full coverage.
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Jessica Chastain & Vanessa Redgrave To Star In 'The Secret Scripture'

While we haven't seen much of Jessica Chastain on the big screen in 2013, she's been no less busy. She's already got the two picture "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby His & Hers" in the bag, Liv Ullman's "Miss Julie" has wrapped and she's currently in the midst of Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar." And continuing to mix up the projects she takes on, it looks like Chastain's next movie will be a drama that finds her returning to Ireland. Producer Noel Pearson ("My Left Foot," "Dancing at Lughnasa") has revealed that Chastain and legend Vanessa Redgrave will star in the adaptation of Sebastian Barry's award winning "The Secret Scripture." The late Johnny Ferguson ("Gangster No. 1") penned the story about a 100-year-old mental patient whose decision to investigate her past shakes loose some troubling memories. Chastain and Redgrave will play the younger and older version of the the lead character. Here's the
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Jimmy's Hall likely Ken Loach's last feature

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Jimmy's Hall likely Ken Loach's last feature
Exclusive: Jimmy’s Hall, which has begun shooting in Ireland, is likely to be Ken Loach’s last narrative feature - but he will continue to direct documentaries.

Ken Loach’s upcoming drama, Jimmy’s Hall, will likely be his last, according to regular producer Rebecca O’Brien.

“This is probably the last narrative feature for Ken,” O’Brien told ScreenDaily. “There are a few documentary ideas kicking around, and that will probably be the way to go, but this is a serious period-drama with a lot of moving parts so it’s a big thing to put together. I think we should go out while we’re on top.”

O’Brien, who has produced more than a dozen features with Loach since 1990, said that the 77 year-old director is likely to continue to make documentaries and TV work but that he is “unlikely” to make another narrative feature.

“It’s such a huge operation and Ken doesn
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Jimmy's Hall likely to be Ken Loach's last feature

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Jimmy's Hall likely to be Ken Loach's last feature
Exclusive: Jimmy’s Hall, which has begun shooting in Ireland, is likely to be Ken Loach’s last narrative feature - but he will continue to direct documentaries.

Ken Loach’s upcoming drama, Jimmy’s Hall, will likely be his last, according to regular producer Rebecca O’Brien.

“This is probably the last narrative feature for Ken,” O’Brien told ScreenDaily. “There are a few documentary ideas kicking around, and that will probably be the way to go, but this is a serious period-drama with a lot of interconnecting elements so it’s a big thing to put together. I think we should go out while we’re on top.”

O’Brien, who has produced more than a dozen features with Loach since 1990, said that the 77 year-old director is likely to continue to make documentaries and TV work but that he is “unlikely” to make another narrative feature.

“It’s such a huge operation and Ken doesn
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Ken Loach begins Jimmy's Hall shoot

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Ken Loach begins Jimmy's Hall shoot
Fresh details emerge on the plot and cast of Ken Loach’s new film, which has begun shooting in Ireland.

Ken Loach has begun shooting period drama Jimmy’s Hall in counties Leitrim and Sligo, Ireland.

The cast features Barry Ward in the title role while Simone Kirby plays the female lead. The ensemble includes Jim Norton (Water for Elephants), Brían O’Byrne (Mildred Pierce) and Andrew Scott, who played Moriarty in BBC series Sherlock.

Ward is best known for theatre work such as The Plough and the Stars; Translations, both performed at The Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Simone Kirby is known for her Irish television appearances on Rte’s Pure Mule as well as her London and Off-Broadway theatre performances in Dancing at Lughnasa and Molly Sweeney).

As previously announced by Screen, Wild Bunch handles sales. eOne will release in the UK.

Set in 1932, the film follows Irish communist leader James Gralton who returns from a decade
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Lucky Guy Will Be Published, Licensed by Dramatists Play Service

Dramatists Play Service will publish and license the acting edition of Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy, which has been nominated for six Tony Awards including Best Play. Founded in 1936 by the Dramatists Guild of America and the Society for Authors' Representatives, Dramatists Play Service publishes and licenses productions of plays in the United States, Canada and throughout the world. The company has published 18 of the last 25 Tony Award-winners for Best Play, including M. Butterfly, The Heidi Chronicles, The Grapes of Wrath, Dancing at Lughnasa, Love Valour Compassion, Master Class, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Art, Side Man, Proof, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia, Take Me Out, I Am My Own Wife, Doubt, August Osage County, God of Carnage, Red and Clybourne Park.
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Private Peaceful Review

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You’d be forgiven for confusing Private Peaceful with one of this year’s Best Picture nominees at the Academy Awards. Both are based on a Michael Morpurgo novel that was adapted into a successful stage play. Both feature sun-dappled depictions of rural England, decidedly dodgy ’Westcountry’ accents and a sentimental, yet powerful take on the horrors of the First World War. Both include talented young British actors alongside solid veterans.

But – and here’s the rub – only War Horse had Steven Spielberg in the director’s chair. Pat O’Connor (Circle of Friends, Dancing at Lughnasa) is a reliable pair of hands, but his first film in 11 years has more in common with the gentle, Goodnight Mister Tom school of period dramas than big-budget, Oscar-bait epics.

On the eve of a court martial and possible death sentence on the Western Front, Tommo Peaceful (George Mackay) looks back on his life – a bucolic,
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Malcolm Gets, Ann Harada, et al. Join Oliver! Benefit, 6/11

Off-Broadway's acclaimed Irish Repertory Theatre presents its 2012 Annual Benefit Gala, a concert performance on Broadway of Lionel Bart's Oliver a glorious, Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of the classic Dickens tale of 1850's London in the time of the Industrial Revolution on Monday, June 11 at The Shubert Theatre 225 West 44th Street in Manhattan. Charlotte Moore, who directed last year's concert staging of Camelot on Broadway and the Irish Repertory's recent revival of Brian Friel's Dancing At Lughnasa, will direct.
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Malcolm Gets, Ann Harada and More Join Irish Rep's Oliver Benefit

Off-Broadway's acclaimed Irish Repertory Theatre presents its 2012 Annual Benefit Gala, a concert performance on Broadway of Lionel Bart's Oliver a glorious, Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of the classic Dickens tale of 1850's London in the time of the Industrial Revolution on Monday, June 11 at The Shubert Theatre 225 West 44th Street in Manhattan. Charlotte Moore, who directed last year's concert staging of Camelot on Broadway and the Irish Repertory's recent revival of Brian Friel's Dancing At Lughnasa, will direct.
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Keystone State Boychoir Joins Irish Rep's Oliver! Benefit Concert, 6/11

Off-Broadway's acclaimed Irish Repertory Theatre presents its 2012 Annual Benefit Gala, a concert performance on Broadway of Lionel Bart's Oliver a glorious, Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of the classic Dickens tale of 1850's London in the time of the Industrial Revolution on Monday, June 11 at The Shubert Theatre 225 West 44th Street in Manhattan. Charlotte Moore, who directed last year's concert staging of Camelot on Broadway and the IrishRepertory's recent revival of Brian Friel's Dancing At Lughnasa, will direct.
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Rhys Ifans To Play Spider-Man Villain

Place your bets. Which villain will he play? Vulture? Mysterio? Lizard? Carnage? I’d say the smart money’s on The Vulture. He might look like an old fogey in an fur collar, but the Vulture is a vicious enemy. Along with Electro, he once almost beat Spider-Man to death. Vulture, aka Adrian Toomes, first appeared in .Amazing Spider-Man #2″

Press release:

Rhys Ifans will play the villain, opposite Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, in the next installment of Spider-Man from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, it was announced today by Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Matt Tolmach, president of Columbia Pictures. The film, to be directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and produced by Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, will begin production in December and will be released in theaters nationwide in 3D on July 3, 2012.

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