Here's What Meryl Streep's Next Oscar Campaign Needs To Be

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Her last campaign--something on the order of "She's the greatest actress we have, but she hasn't won in 29 years"--worked wonders on voters' guilt, and Meryl went home with the golden man for The Iron Lady.

Well, the very same idea needs to be trotted out again, but on a slightly smaller scale.

She certainly has another Oscar-bait type movie in the works, namely August: Osage County, based on the Pulitzer winning play about the messed up family ruled by a pill-popping witch of a mother.

And when it comes out, the movie company needs to take out huge, manipulative banner ads saying:

"The greatest actress in the English language hasn't won for two years!"

Worth a try.


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5 comments
gu3st
gu3st

I don't think she had a huge oscar campaign last year. It was Viola that had the most hype around her performance considering the movie along with her performance were praised by critics. The movie was also critically and commercially a success, compared to that the Iron Lady that didn't do that well. None the less, the Oscars were between Meryl and Glen Close last year, Viola had the hype but her performance wasn't close to Meryl's. Obviously everyone knew that Viola is a great actress but portraying a maid in that era has been done before by other African-American actress. She did a great job but African-American critics have pointed out giving the award for playing a maid wasn't something that excited them. Meryl had a close race when she was nominated for Doubt, so it was just about time that she gave another great performance and portraying a historical person was the ticket to win the Oscar. There were many actors/actress that portrayed a true person that won the Oscars always.

billyjoe
billyjoe

You know how these things go. If Streep, the supporting cast, and the movie are brilliant, Academy members who are hesitant to give the her another best actress Oscar so soon after "Iron Lady" will instead chose to give "August" the Best Picture nod instead. 

henderso
henderso

I'd rather see this as the  campaign tag-line:  "Kate Hepburn won 4 and didn't deserve a single ONE of them--help Meryl beat the old, dead crow.  Click, click, click indeed."

williamHK
williamHK

so sick of her, she needs to go away for a few years.

mae.swazey
mae.swazey

Meow!  Still angry that Viola lost?  C'mon pal, Meryl's Oscar win wasn't undeserved.  She was wonderful in IRON LADY and had already won the BAFTA, New York Critics' Award, and the Golden Globe for it.  It would have been nice if she, Viola, and Glenn could have tied but that's the Oscars.

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