20th Annual SAG Awards nominations


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

See all nominations here

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 – Guests list


The Toronto International Film Festival unveils its star-studded guest list and a new theatre venue for its Sept. 5-15 celebration.

Sandra Bullock is one of hundreds of guests expected at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

It’s the TIFF version of the gathering of the clans: the list of the hundreds of celebrities headed to Toronto for the Sept. 5-15 film festival.

The gaggle of glitterati headed to the Toronto International Film Festival, announced Tuesday, includes: Jennifer Aniston, Juliette Binoche, Sandra Bullock, Nicolas Cage, Emilia Clarke, Alice Cooper, Marion Cotillard, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Eisenberg, Idris Elba, Zac Efron, Michael Fassbender, James Franco, Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth, Zach Galifianakis, Jennifer Garner, Michael C. Hall, Naomie Harris, Chris Hemsworth, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Nicole Kidman, Keira Knightley, Mila Kunis, Jude Law, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Julia Roberts, Daniel Radcliffe, Meryl Streep, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, and many others.

TIFF also unveiled a new theatre venue for its myriad activities: the CBC’s 341-seat Glenn Gould Studio on Front St.

It will be used primarily for the expanded TIFF Industry Conference, which runs from Sept. 6-12, but the facility will also hold screenings and talks associated with the festival’s Mavericks, Moguls and Master Class programs, amongst others.

Calling the new theatre “a jewel,” TIFF artistic director Cameron Bailey said it will work well in combination with the nearby festival flagship building, TIFF Bell Lightbox.

“We welcome the CBC’s addition to Festival Village, and consider the venue an ideal spot for the special events and industry programming we have planned,” Bailey said.

There’s also been some consolidation of TIFF theatres and an IMAX-sized screen expansion. TIFF will be leaving the former AMC Theatres (now Cineplex) at Yonge and Dundas and taking over all 14 screens at the Scotiabank complex at Richmond and John Sts.

Meryl Streep will be also attending the festival. “August: Osage County”‘s premiere at TIFF this year’s scheduled for September 9.

Top 10 Funniest Actresses of the Past 10 Years


After much viewing – and much laughing – we’ve put together our list of the Top 10 Funniest Actresses of the Past 10 Years, celebrating the women of movies and television who keep us smiling through it all. Check and see if your favorite made the list.

What becomes an acting legend most? Apparently comedy, as Streep – she of the serious, heartbreaking turns in movies like Sophie’s ChoiceOut of AfricaThe Hours, and more – has started to show off her funny side more and more. Adaptation saw her getting giddily stoned, The Devil Wears Prada showed her as a hilariously sly ice queen, and Mamma Mia! allowed her to sing, throw zingers, and showcase her physical comedy. And don’t miss the three episodes of Web Therapy where she upstaged co-star Lisa Kudrow as a wacky orientation-conversion therapist.

Dailymail: Style icons for women in their 60s; How actresses over 40 are Hollywood’s new power players


Just a decade ago, as an actress aged her fate was sealed – planned obsolescence meant young faces were rolled out to dethrone the red carpet’s older reigning A-list.

But as the median age of movegoers increases, it seems Hollywood’s actresses are aging with them – and they are getting better parts, and better pay, out of it.

From Cameron Diaz to Sandra Bullock, and Nicole Kidman to Melissa McCarthy, top film actresses in their 40s now out-earn their 30-year-old counterparts.

Staying power: As the median age of movegoers increases, it seems Hollywood's actresses are aging with them - and they are getting better parts, and better pay, out of it; Meryl Streep, 63, pictured in The Devil Wears PradaStaying power: As the age of movegoers increases, it seems Hollywood’s actresses are aging with them – and they are getting better parts, and better pay, out of it; Meryl Streep, 63, pictured in “The Devil Wears Prada”

‘There’s a change afoot,’ Sean Bailey, head of production at Disney live-action films, told The Hollywood Reporter. ‘Part of that is attributable to changing audience trends. Women and a broader array of age groups are starting to matter more and more.

‘A lot of these big movies are no longer solely dependent on young men showing up. When you take that in combination with the number of phenomenal actresses in this age range, it adds up to something exciting.’

Where middle-aged actresses once had to pick up supporting roles scraps – with the exception of Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren and Diane Keaton – they are now taking center stage, dominating big Hollywood’s biggest parts.

And a recent Performer Q Study, which measures how well-known and how well-liked a celebrity is, found that Ms BullockMs Roberts, and Ms Streep took the top three film actress spots among U.S. survey respondents over 18.

And television might be playing an important role, too.

Glenn Close, 66, appeared on The Shield and then Damages; Helena Bonham Carter, 47, will play Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming BBC movie about the movie star’s relationship with Richard Burton; and Ms Roberts is just taking on her first major TV role as a wheelchair-bound physician in HBO’s The Normal Heart.

‘The audience is aging, and the stars are too’: How actresses over 40 are Hollywood’s new power players 

Style icons for women in their 60s

Style icons: Britain's over 50s apparently aspire to dress like Lorraine Kelly, while the 60-somethings prefer to dress like Dame Mirren 

  • Dame Helen Mirren
  • Dame Judi Dench
  • Joanna Lumley
  • Meryl Streep
  • Lulu
  • Twiggy
  • Jane Seymour
  • Camilla – Duchess of Cornwall
  • Sharon Osbourne
  • Sigourney Weaver

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From perfect brows to gorgeously glowing skin: Here’s what Meryl Streep can teach you about mid-life make-up


Even Hollywood’s most beautiful women suffer from sallow skin, crepey eyes and thinning lips over 50.

The right make-up can hide a multitude of sins, but get  it wrong and you can look much older.

Celebrity  make-up artist Lisa Eldridge has worked with Vanessa Redgrave and Sandra Bullock as well as younger stars such as Keira Knightley. Here, she reveals the top products and tricks for older faces — and which stars do it best.

Gorgeous: Meryl Streep has perfect brows and still looks stunning, despite being 63 Gorgeous: Actress Meryl Streep has perfect brows and still looks stunning, despite being 63

BLITZ YOUR BROWS LIKE MERYL STREEP

Eyebrows lighten and thin with age, so using an eye pencil will make a dramatic difference to an older face, restoring definition and structure. Create small, light, imperfect strokes, tracing where brows have thinned so they look natural and not drawn on.

Avoid anything darker than your hair colour — brows that blend in look more forgiving. If you have grey or greying hair, avoid red or brown pencils which can look fake.

How she gets it right: Meryl, 63, has wonderfully expressive brows. They’re long, thick and match her fair hair. The high arch lifts her face and eyes and they are rough and ready enough to look natural but well groomed.

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