Meryl Streep, Duncan Sheik, and more: Announcing the 58th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards – May 20, 2013


Meryl Streep will be presenting the Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement to Lois Smith and Francis Sternhagen (May 20, 2013). Article:

Meryl Streep Headshot 2011_300.jpgGuess I’m giving a party on May 20th. I hadn’t been thinking about this year’s Obie Awards. I was too busy getting depressed about the state of the theater. (It’s a known fact that critics always get depressed about the state of the theater.) So the theater, that tricky place, decided to cheer me up, by letting me know about some people who’ll be coming to my party. And suddenly, my life is about to be filled with all these wonderful people I love – the kind of people who make the theater a joy to write about, and rescue critics from depression.

Jessica Hecht, Jeremy Shamos, Bobby Cannavale, Maggie Grace, Judith Light, Aasif Mandvi, Krysta Rodriguez, Duncan Sheik, Courtney B. Vance: That’s a list of names that could cure anybody’s depression. The best part is, they’re the hosts and presenters for the awards ceremony, so they’re the ones who do all the talking. I don’t even have to worry about getting tongue-tied in their presence–which I usually do in the presence of fabulous artists. Oh–and did I mention Meryl Streep? Well, I’m one of the few who doesn’t get tongue-tied in the presence of Meryl Streep. She and I go back a long way–back to when she was a tiny child at the Yale School of Drama and I was already, as all critics always are, a very, very world-weary old man. I once directed a children’s show in which she–but I think I’ll save that story, in case I actually have to speak at the ceremony itself.

obieshot_560.jpgMeryl will be presenting the Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement, and she’ll be presenting it to two artists who’ve spent their lifetimes helping me and the rest of the critical corps stave off our collective depression about the theater: Lois Smith and Francis Sternhagen. It makes me happy just typing those names–and seeing them onstage makes me even happier. They’re both much younger than I, of course.

So I plan to spend the next seven weeks looking forward to a wonderful party: the 58th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards. Now that you know who’s going to be there, you’ll probably want to buy yourself a ticket too. As chairman of the awards committee, I get a comp, of course–but that’s why people become theater critics, isn’t it?

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Meryl Streep – Attending at the BAFTA Awards 2013 – Confirmed


So it was confirmed that Meryl’s going to attend the BAFTAs in 3 days, Feb 10th (Sunday) as a presenter:

Attendees announced for the EE British Academy Film Awards 2013

It’s the news you’ve all been waiting for: the confirmed list of attendees for the EE BAFTA Film Awards on Sunday 10 February! Feast your eyes on the star-studded list of guests below…

Nominees confirmed to date include:

Alicia Vikander, Amy Adams, Andrea Riseborough, Ang Lee, Anne Hathaway, Barbara Broccoli, Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper, Sir Cameron Mackintosh, Christoph Waltz, Dame Judi Dench, Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Olsen, Eric Fellner, Dame Helen Mirren, Hugh Jackman, Javier Bardem, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Joaquin Phoenix, Juno Temple, Marion Cotillard, Michael G. Wilson, Quentin Tarantino, Sally Field, Sam Mendes, Steven Spielberg, Suraj Sharma, Tim Bevan, Tim Burton and Tom Hooper.

Sir Alan Parker, recipient of the BAFTA Fellowship, and Tessa Ross, recipient of the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award, will also be in attendance.

Presenters and other guests confirmed to date include:

Alice Eve, Ben Whishaw, Billy Connolly, Chris Tucker, Danny Boyle, David Morrissey, Eddie Redmayne, Gemma Arterton, Helen McCrory, Henry Cavill, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Garner, Jeremy Irvine, Jeremy Renner, John C Reilly, Kevin Spacey, Mark Strong, Martin Freeman, Meryl Streep, Nicholas Hoult, Olga Kurylenko, Paloma Faith, Rafe Spall, Samuel L Jackson, Saoirse Ronan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sarah Silverman, Simon Pegg and Tom Hiddleston.

Make sure you stay up to date with all the latest news at BAFTA.org.

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BAFTA Tweet:

Attending: Martin Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Meryl Streep, Samuel L Jackson, Simon Pegg, Tom Hiddleston http://bafta-film.tumblr.com/post/42420818708/bafta-attendees-announced …#EEBAFTAs

Meryl Streep to attend the Oscars 2013 – Confirmed!


It’s confirmed that Meryl’s going to attend the Oscars this year, on Feb 24th (Sunday). The ceremony starts at 8pm and is going to be aired by ABC.

The Academy Awards have locked down last year’s winning actors as the first presenters for the 2013 show.

Meryl Streep (Iron Lady), Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Octavia Spencer (The Help) and Christopher Plummer (Beginners) are the first booked to appear during the live Feb. 24 telecast, hosted by Seth MacFarlane.

“We are honored to have Meryl, Octavia, Christopher and Jean, last year’s Oscar winners in each of the acting categories, return to the Oscar stage,” said show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

Streep, the most-nominated actor in Oscar history, won her third Academy Award last year for playing British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

The 2013 Oscars will air Sunday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m., on ABC.

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Also a tweet by @RedCarpetTeam confirmed it too:

Last year’s winners Meryl Streep, Octavia Spencer, Jean Dujardin & Christopher Plummer will be back to present @ the Oscars! #ERedCarpet

Meryl Streep, George Clooney & More Announced as Golden Globe Presenters


The @todayshow tweeted today about Meryl Streep among other stars will be presenter at the 70th Golden Globe Awards this Sunday, Jan 13th. [Tweet] An article by People magazine reported it too:

It’s almost time to party!

George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Jennifer Garner are among the stars who will present at the Golden Globe Awards this Sunday, as Hollywood’s official award season kicks off at the Beverly Hilton.

The trio will also be joined as presenters by Smash‘s Debra Messing, according to a Tweet from the Today show, whose network, NBC, is airing the Globes.

More presenters were announced on theGlobes website. They include Jennifer Lopez, Amanda Seyfried, Kristen Wiig, Jeremy Renner, Will Ferrell, Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion and Jason Statham.

The awards, held by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, are being co-hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.

Lincoln received the most nominations this year, with seven, followed by Argo and Django Unchained with five each, and Zero Dark Thirty,Les Misérables and Silver Linings Playbookwith four each.

The 70th Golden Globe Awards will air live on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, on NBC at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.