Nominations for the 18th Annual Satellite Awards – March 9, 2014


Meryl Streep – August: Osage County -The Weinstein Co.
Judi Dench – Philomena – The Weinstein Co.
Sandra Bullock – Gravity – Warner Bros.
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine – Sony Pictures Classics
Amy Adams – American Hustle – Sony
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Enough Said – Fox Searchlight
Adèle Exarchopoulos – Blue Is the Warmest Color – Sundance
Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks – Disney

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Sandra Bullock: Meryl Streep will ‘Kick My Ass’


The awesome friendship between Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep is now more awesome. “If Meryl and I get in a ring, she’ll kick my ass,” Bullock told ShortList.com in a new interview. “People don’t realize that there’s a side of Meryl that’s just mean. You walk away and she’ll just rip your dress … I know not to turn my back on her.”

This, of course, isn’t the first time Bullock has talked about Streep in such a manner. Their banter dates back to awards season in 2010, when Bullock and Streep were both nominated for Best Actress.

“With Meryl, when this whole thing started, I left her a voice mail going, ‘You’ve got to watch your back. I’m gonna cut you. I’m gonna take you down,'” Bullock said in an interview with The Associated Press before the Academy Awards in 2010. “And then she sent me dead orchids and told me to die, so I sent her a case of liquor and told her to toast to white trash.”

Perhaps more dead orchids will be in play this year: Bullock has received early awards buzz for her lead role in “Gravity,” while it’s expected that Streep could score her 15th Best Actress nomination (and 18th overall nomination) for “August: Osage County.”

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Although Hollywood actresses would like to make you think that there’s no real rivalry between them and that they spend most Friday nights braiding each other’s hair and playing Dream Phone, that’s not always the case.

After Sandra Bullock won the 2010 Best Actress Oscar over Meryl Streep and after she provided us with this brilliantly public snub, the two have indulged in a playfully antagonistic relationship.

But while we were speaking to Bullock for the release of heart-racing space thrillerGravity, she revealed the truly harrowing details of just how nasty things get between the pair…

“If Meryl and I get in a ring, she’ll kick my ass,” she told us exclusively. “People don’t realise that there’s a side of Meryl that’s just mean. You walk away and she’ll just rip your dress…I know not to turn my back on her.”

Bullock also confessed that she’s convinced that the Oscar-winning star of The Devil Wears Prada will eventually lead to her untimely end.

“I will try to kick her ass but she will kill me,” she confessed. “That’s just how it’s gonna end and then she’ll be lovely Meryl again and I’ll just be dead.”

Okay so just in case you’re worried she wasn’t joking…

“We will have a nice sparring I hope until the day we die,” she also said. “I love nothing more than hanging out with that woman and having a glass of wine.”

Either way, get those two in a ring. We’ll pay good money.

You can see the full video interview next week.

Gravity hits cinemas November 7

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Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2013 Schedule: ‘August: Osage County’ among debuts


Meryl Streep/Julia Roberts’ August: Osage County, Clooney/Bullock’s Gravity, Jackman/Gyllenhaal’s Prisoners among Toronto Fest entries.

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The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival announced a portion of its lineup on Tuesday morning, with big films like “August: Osage County,”Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” “Gravity” and “12 Years A Slave” making the cut. Bill Condon’s “The Fifth Estate,” about WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, will open the prestigious film festival. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Assange, with support from Daniel Bruhl, Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie and Stanley Tucci.

More on the 2013 TIFF lineup can be found here. The Toronto International Film Festival runs from Sept. 5 to Sept. 15. Festival organizers said about one-quarter of the films screening were announced on Tuesday.

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August: Osage County

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An astounding ensemble cast — Meryl Streep, Sam Shepard, Julia Roberts and Juliette Lewis — star in this adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

Meryl Streep predicted to win her 4th Oscar in 2014


It’s 363 days until the 2014 Academy Awards. Actors have not performed and movies have not been seen. Obviously it’s too early to get a read on what films will be nominated in 2014, but with George Clooney, Cormac McCarthy, the Coen brothers, and Cate Blanchett in the mix, we can make some educated guesses.

Best Actress Prediction: Kate Winslet, Labor Day
Predicted nominees:

Kate Winslet on the Labor Dayset. (Fame Flynet)

Cate Blanchett – Carol
Kate Winslet – Labor Day
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Shailene Woodley – The Spectacular Now

Streep and Roberts lead the talented cast of August: Osage County, and either could easily claim an Oscar nod. In Gravity, Bullock tackles sci-fi as an astronaut stranded in space, and Woodley has already wowed Sundance audiences as a high schooler who falls in love with a hard-drinking classmate in The Spectacular Now. Our pick, though, is Kate Winslet who stars in Jason Reitman’s adaptation of Joyce Maynard’s 2009 novel about a single mom who gives an escaped convict a ride against her better judgment. Academy voters always love Winslet and Labor Day seems like just the kind of perilous journey to elicit Oscar-worthy huzzahs.

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