Monday, January 22, 2018

Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Award Nominations

For all the nominees visit: www.mpse.org

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Animation
Cars 3
Coco
Despicable Me 3
Ferdinand
The Breadwinner
The Lego Batman Movie

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Documentary
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Bill Nye: The Science Guy
Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars
Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS
Icarus
In Pursuit of Silence
Jane
Score: A Film Music Documentary

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Foreign Language Feature
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
First They Killed My Father
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki
Loveless
Thelma
Wolf Warrior 2

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Music Score
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
The Lost City of Z
The Shape of Water
Transformers: The Last Knight
Wonder Woman

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Musical
Beauty and the Beast
Coco
The Greatest Showman

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Dialogue / ADR
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Detroit
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri
War for the Planet of the Apes

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Effects / Foley
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
Logan
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Shape of Water
Thor: Ragnarok
War for the Planet of the Apes

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Live Action Under 30:00
Ballers - “Bull Rush”
Brooklyn Nine Nine - “The Fugitive”
Jean-Claude Van Johnson - “A Little Conversation About Trust”
Room 104 - “Red Tent”
Superstore - “Tornado”
The Good Place - “Janet and Michael”
The Off Season - “Do Not Disturb”
Vice Principals - “The Union of the Wizard and the Warrior”

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Episodic Short Form – Music / Musical
Dark - “Dark Secrets”
Game of Thrones - “Beyond the Wall”
Mr. Robot - “runtime-err0r.r00”
Stranger Things - “Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer”
The Get Down - “Unfold Your Own Myth”
The Handmaid’s Tale - “Offred”
The Leftovers - “It’s a Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt World
Twin Peaks - “Part 8”

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Episodic Short Form – Dialogue/ADR
Feud - “And the Winner Is… (The Oscars of 1963)”
Game of Thrones - “The Spoils of War”
Halt and Catch Fire - “So It Goes”
Orange Is the New Black - “Storm-y Weather”
Stranger Things - “Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer”
The Crown - “Paterfamilias”
The Handmaid’s Tale - “Offred”
Vikings - “Homeland”

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Episodic Short Form – Effects / Foley
Game of Thrones - “The Spoils of War”
Marvel’s The Punisher - “Memento Mori”
Mr. Robot“runtime-err0r.r00”
Shooter - “The Dark End of the Street”
Stranger Things - “Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer”
Taboo - “Episode 8”
The Brave - “Stealth”
Vikings - “The Reckoning”

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Episodic Long Form – Music / Musical
Descendants 2
Ozark
Rebel - “Pilot”
The Get Down - “Only from Exile Can We Come Home”
Vikings - “The Departed”

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Episodic Long Form – Dialogue/ADR
Black Mirror - “USS Callister”
Godless - “Homecoming”
Ozark - “The Toll”
The Deuce - “Pilot”
The Long Road Home - “Black Sunday”

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Episodic Long Form – Effects / Foley
Black Mirror - “USS Callister”
Godless - “Homecoming”
Gotham - “Destiny Calling”
Ozark - “The Toll”
The Long Road Home - “Black Sunday”

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Single Presentation
Five Came Back: The Price of Victory
Fire Chasers: The New Chasers
Oasis
The Sultan and the Saint
Superheroes Decoded

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Non-Theatrical Animation Long Form
Justice League - “Dark”
Lego DC Super Hero Girls - “Brain Drain”
Teen Titans - “The Judas Contract”
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - “Mutant Apocalypse”
Trollhunters - “Tales of Arcadia”

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Non-Theatrical Documentary
Becoming Bond
Breaking the Day
decanted.
Motivation 3: The Next Generation
Shot in the Dark
The Defiant Ones
The New Radical

2018 Razzie Nominations

WORST PICTURE
Baywatch
The Emoji Movie
Fifty Shades Darker
The Mummy
Transformers XVII: The Last Knight

WORST ACTOR
Tom Cruise, The Mummy
Johnny Depp, Pirates of The Caribbean XIII: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades Darker
Zac Efron, Baywatch
Mark Wahlberg, Daddy’s Home 2 & Transformers XVII: The Last Knight

WORST ACTRESS
Katherine Heigl, Unforgettable
Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades Darker
Jennifer Lawrence, mother!
Tyler Perry, BOO! 2: A Medea Halloween
Emma Watson, The Circle

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Javier Bardem, mother! & Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Russell Crowe, The Mummy
Josh Duhamel, Transformers XVII: Last Knight
Mel Gibson, Daddy’s Home 2
Anthony Hopkins, Collide & Transformers XVII: Last Knight

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kim Basinger, Fifty Shades Darker
Sofia Boutella, The Mummy
Laura Haddock, Transformers XVII: Last Knight
Goldie Hawn, Snatched
Susan Sarandon, A Bad Moms Christmas

WORST SCREEN COMBO
Any Combination of Two Characters, Two Sex Toys or Two Sexual Positions - Fifty Shades Darker
Any Combination of Two Humans, Two Robots or Two Explosions  - Transformers XVII: Last Knight
Any Two Obnoxious Emojis  - The Emoji Movie
Johnny Depp & His Worn Out Drunk Routine - Pirates of the Caribbean XIII: Dead Careers Tell No Tales
Tyler Perry & Either The Ratty Old Dress or Worn Out Wig - BOO! 2: A Madea Halloween

WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF or SEQUEL
Baywatch
BOO 2: A Medea Halloween
Fifty Shades Darker
The Mummy
Transformers XVII: Last Knight

WORST DIRECTOR
Darren Aronofsky, mother!
Michael Bay, Transformers XVII: Last Knight
James Foley, Fifty Shades Darker
Alex Kurtzman, The Mummy
Tony Leonidis, The Emoji Movie

WORST SCREENPLAY
Baywatch
The Emoji Movie
Fifty Shades Darker
The Mummy
Transformers XVII: The Last Knight

The Oscar Narrative: Final Nomination Predictions - Best Picture

Final Nomination Predictions
Call Me By Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Get Out
I, Tonya
Lady Bird
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Other Contenders - The Big Sick, Mudbound, Molly's Game, Wonder Woman, The Florida Project, Phantom Thread, Blade Runner 2049, Coco, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Coco, Logan

Commentary - I am predicting nine nominees, and the last couple of slots are giving me a lot of pause. I feel like six of them are safe: Call Me By Your Name, Dunkirk, Get Out, Lady Bird, The Shape of Water, and Three Billboards. The Post is in a shaky seventh position. It has just not done that well on the guild circuit. But that pedigree and it hitting a larger box office right at the end of Oscar voting probably pushed it over the top. The last slot or two really are tricky. I have had The Big Sick in the running for months now, but I just think that it is going to be pushed out. Darkest Hour really had a great showing at BAFTA, which is expected, but I feel like British and older voters are going to put it high on their list. Finally, a surprise is going to happen tomorrow morning, or at least I think so. I think I, Tonya, which has over-performed everywhere, will outperform some of its competition and make the cut. But I am looking at Mudbound, Molly's Game, Wonder Woman, and The Florida Project to break through. A lot of folks think the passion for The Florida Project, like Beasts of the Southern Wild a few years ago. It could break through, but Beasts had at least a PGA nomination, and The Florida Project has got nothing, I mean nothing outside Willem Dafoe, in any of the major awards since the critics phase in December. That makes me think that it was more of a critics film than an Academy one.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award Winners

I will update the winners live:

Film
Best Ensemble - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Actor - Gary Oldman "Darkest Hour"
Best Actress - Frances McDormand "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
Best Supporting Actor - Sam Rockwell "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
Best Supporting Actress - Allison Janney "I, Tonya"
Best Stunt Ensemble - Wonder Woman

Television
Best Ensemble in a  Drama Series - This is Us
Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Veep
Best Actor in a Drama Series - Sterling K. Brown "This is Us"
Best Actress in a Drama Series - Claire Foy "The Crown"
Best Actor in a Comedy Series - William H. Macy "Shameless"
Best Actress in a Comedy Series - Julia Louis-Dreyfus "Veep"
Best Actor in a TV Movie/Limited Series - Alexander Skarsgard "Big Little Lies"
Best Actress in a TV Movie/Limited Series - Nicole Kidman "Big Little Lies"
Best Stunt Ensemble - Game of Thrones

Lifetime Achievement Award - Morgan Freeman

22nd Annual Online Film and Television Association Film Nominations

BEST PICTURE
Blade Runner 2049
Call Me by Your Name
Dunkirk
The Florida Project
Get Out
Lady Bird
Mudbound
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST ANIMATED PICTURE
The Breadwinner
Coco
Ferdinand
The Lego Batman Movie
Loving Vincent

BEST ACTOR
Timothée Chalamet – Call Me by Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis – Phantom Thread
James Franco – The Disaster Artist
Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out
Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour

BEST ACTRESS
Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie – I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird
Meryl Streep – The Post

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project
Armie Hammer – Call Me by Your Name
Richard Jenkins – The Shape of Water
Sam Rockwell – Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Michael Stuhlbarg – Call Me by Your Name

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Hong Chau – Downsizing
Holly Hunter – The Big Sick
Allison Janney – I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer – The Shape of Water

BEST YOUTH PERFORMANCE
Mckenna Grace – Gifted
Dafne Keen – Logan
Sophia Lillis – It
Brooklynn Prince – The Florida Project
Jacob Tremblay – Wonder

BEST BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE: MALE
Timothée Chalamet – Call Me by Your Name
Harris Dickinson – Beach Rats
Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out
Barry Keoghan – The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Kumail Nanjiani – The Big Sick

BEST BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE: FEMALE
Mary J. Blige – Mudbound
Gal Gadot – Wonder Woman
Tiffany Haddish – Girls Trip
Dafne Keen – Logan
Brooklynn Prince – The Florida Project

BEST VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE
Will Arnett – The Lego Batman Movie
Alec Baldwin – The Boss Baby
Gael Garcia Bernal – Coco
Zach Galifianakis – The Lego Batman Movie
Anthony Gonzalez – Coco

BEST ENSEMBLE
Lady Bird
Mudbound
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST CASTING
Call Me by Your Name
Get Out
Lady Bird
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST DIRECTOR
Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird
Luca Guadagnino – Call Me by Your Name
Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk
Jordan Peele – Get Out

BEST FEATURE DEBUT
Kogonada – Columbus (Writing / Directing)
Kumail Nanjiani & Emily V. Gordon – The Big Sick (Writing)
Jordan Peele – Get Out (Directing)
Aaron Sorkin – Molly’s Game (Directing)
Matt Spicer – Ingrid Goes West (Directing)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Big Sick
Get Out
Lady Bird
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Call Me by Your Name
The Disaster Artist
Logan
Molly’s Game
Mudbound

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
A Fantastic Woman
First They Killed My Father
In the Fade
The Square

BEST DOCUMENTARY
City of Ghosts
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
Faces Places
Jane
Last Men in Aleppo

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Evermore – Beauty and the Beast
Mystery of Love – Call Me by Your Name
Remember Me – Coco
This Is Me – The Greatest Showman
Visions of Gideon – Call Me by Your Name

BEST ADAPTED SONG
Be Our Guest – Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast – Beauty and the Beast
La Llorona – Coco
Take Me Home, Country Road – Kingsman: The Golden Circle
You’ll Never Know – The Shape of Water

BEST FILM EDITING
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
Get Out
The Shape of Water

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Blade Runner 2049
Call Me by Your Name
Dunkirk
Mudbound
The Shape of Water

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water
Wonder Woman

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIR
Darkest Hour
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
I, Tonya
The Shape of Water
Wonder

BEST SOUND
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

BEST SOUND EFFECTS
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes

BEST STUNT COORDINATION
Baby Driver
Dunkirk
Logan
War for the Planet of the Apes
Wonder Woman

BEST TITLES SEQUENCE
Baby Driver
Call Me by Your Name
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
The Shape of Water
Spider-Man: Homecoming

MOST CINEMATIC MOMENT
Call Me by Your Name – Mr. Perlman’s Final Speech
Coco – Miguel Sings to Mama Coco
Get Out – The Sunken Place
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Hyperspace Gambit
Wonder Woman – No Man’s Land

BEST MOVIE TRAILER
Blade Runner 2049 – Trailer #2 (You Tube)
Call Me by Your Name – Trailer #1 (You Tube)
Logan – Trailer #1 (You Tube)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Trailer #2 (You Tube)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Trailer #1 (You Tube)

BEST MOVIE POSTER
Call Me by Your Name – Poster #1
mother! – Poster #1
Okja – Poster #1
The Post – Poster #1
The Shape of Water – Poster #3

The Oscar Narrative: Final Nomination Predictions - Best Director

Final Nomination Predictions
Christopher Nolan "Dunkirk"
Jordan Peele "Get Out"
Greta Gerwig "Lady Bird"
Guillermo Del Toro "The Shape of Water"
Martin McDonagh "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

Other Contenders - Denis Villeneuve "Blade Runner 2049", Luca Guadagnino "Call Me By Your Name", Sean Baker "The Florida Project", Joe Wright "Darkest Hour", Dee Rees "Mudbound", Craig Gillespie "I, Tonya"

Commentary - I am sticking with the five DGA nominations, because those feel like the top five films, and the most likely choices. But this is a group that is anything but normal. A lot of folks are thinking Sean Baker will pull a Benh Zeitlin, and he could. I think that BAFTA elevating Guadagnino and Villeneuve was interesting, and I actually think Villeneuve is one to watch here. The whole Academy will probably not reward Blade Runner 2049 with a Best Picture nomination, but this branch doesn't care if it respects or likes the work or the director. But in the end, I think that the DGA hit it right with its nods, and I think voters will respond to lack of diversity and Me Too movement and ensure those final two slots go to Gerwig and Peele over more older white guys. Plus Lady Bird and Get Out are clearly beloved by industry voters, which could help them get over the top in this competitive race.

Producers Guild of America (PGA) Award Winners

I figured that Shape of Water would win here, as it continues its La La Land-esque streak. Let's see how SAG goes tonight, although last year, it ended not being as much of a bellwether as Moonlight lost to Hidden Figures.

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
The Shape Of Water

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
Coco

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures
Jane

The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama
The Handmaid's Tale (Season 1)

The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Season 1)

The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television
Black Mirror (Season 4)

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (Season 1, Season 2)

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Season 4)

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television
The Voice (Season 12, Season 13)

The Award for Outstanding Short-Form Program
Carpool Karaoke (Season 1)

The Award for Outstanding Sports Program
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (Season 23)

The Award for Outstanding Children’s Program
Sesame Street (Season 47)

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The 29th Annual GLAAD Media Award Nominations

Outstanding Film - Wide Release
Battle of the Sexes
Call Me by Your Name
Lady Bird
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
The Shape of Water

Outstanding Film - Limited Release
BPM
A Fantastic Woman
God's Own Country
Thelma
The Wound

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Bold Type
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Modern Family
One Day at a Time
One Mississippi
Superstore
Survivor's Remorse
Transparent
Will & Grace

Outstanding Drama Series
Billions
Doubt
The Handmaid's Tale
Nashville
Sense8
Shadowhunters
Star
Star Trek: Discovery
This Is Us
Wynonna Earp

Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBTQ character)
"Chapter 8" Legion
"Grace" Pure Genius
"Lady Cha Cha" Easy
"The Missionaries" Room 104
"Thanksgiving" Master of None

Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series
American Horror Story: Cult
Feud: Bette and Joan
Godless
Queers
When We Rise

Outstanding Kids & Family Programming
Andi Mack
"Chosen Family" Danger & Eggs
"The Emergency Plan" Doc McStuffins
Steven Universe
The Loud House

Outstanding Scripted Television Series (Spanish Language)
Las chicas del cable
La doble vida de Estela Carrillo
Ingobernable

Outstanding Documentary
Chavela
Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric
Kiki
"Real Boy" Independent Lens
This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous

Outstanding Reality Program
Gaycation with Ellen Page
I Am Jazz
RuPaul's Drag Race
Survivor: Game Changers
The Voice

Outstanding Music Artist
Miley Cyrus, Younger Now
Halsey, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom
Honey Dijon, The Best of Both Worlds
Kehlani, SweetSexySavage
Kelela, Take Me Apart
Perfume Genius, No Shape
Sam Smith, The Thrill of It All
St. Vincent, MASSEDUCTION
Wrabel, We Could Be Beautiful
Kesha, Rainbow

Outstanding Daily Drama
The Bold and The Beautiful
Days of Our Lives
The Young & the Restless

Outstanding Talk Show Episode
"Australia Marriage Equality" Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
"Danica Roem" The Opposition with Jordan Klepper
"Laila and Logan Ireland, Transgender Military Couple" The Ellen DeGeneres Show
"Laverne Cox and Gavin Grimm" The View
"Trans Veterans React to Ban" The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Special Recognition
In a Heartbeat, written & directed by Esteban Bravo and Beth David
"Smile" by Jay-Z featuring Gloria Carter, 4:44, Roc Nation/Universal Music Group

The Oscar Narrative: Final Nomination Predictions - Best Actor

Final Nomination Predictions
Timothee Chalamet "Call Me By Your Name"
Daniel Day-Lewis "Phantom Thread"
James Franco "The Disaster Artist"
Daniel Kaluuya "Get Out"
Gary Oldman "Darkest Hour"

Other Contenders - Denzel Washington "Roman J. Israel, Esq.", Tom Hanks "The Post", Jamie Bell "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool"

Commentary - Chalamet, Oldman, and Kaluuya all got SAG, Globe, and BAFTA nominations, and I think they are locked and loaded. Daniel Day-Lewis missed out at SAG because not enough people had seen the film. His BAFTA nod shows that he has climbed his back to what seems like an inevitable final nomination. The last slot is tricky. A lot of folks are probably discounting Franco because of the allegations against him, but most of the ballots were already in before that news broke, and he had SAG and the Globe nomination to help him along the way. I think he is in, which could prove to be a huge problem, publicity-wise, for the Academy. But he also could have missed. Denzel has never gotten a BAFTA nomination, and he did get SAG and the Globe, which could spell a lot of support. He narrowly missed last year, and I think a lot of voters still looking to reward one of the greats.

Friday, January 19, 2018

The Oscar Narrative: Final Nomination Predictions - Best Actress

Final Nomination Predictions
Sally Hawkins "The Shape of Water"
Frances McDormand "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
Margot Robbie "I, Tonya"
Saoirse Ronan "Lady Bird"
Meryl Streep "The Post"

Other Contenders - Jessica Chastain "Molly's Game", Judi Dench "Victoria and Abdul", Annette Bening "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool", Michelle Williams "All the Money in the World"

Commentary - So four of these are locked and loaded with SAG, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Critics Choice nods: Hawkins, McDormand, Ronan, and Robbie. The final slot, I thought, was long since decided. But Meryl Streep missed out at SAG and BAFTA, and something just tells me that this is off. I still have her in, because I don't think there is a clear fifth slot. Annette Bening got in at SAG, but I think that film is playing better with the Brits than over here stateside. Judi Dench got the SAG, but her own folks at BAFTA passed her over, which makes me wonder if she is a strong as we think. Michelle Williams could ride the late All the Money in the World wave. But I think that if anyone is going to take down Dame Streep, it is previous nominee Jessica Chastain. Molly's Game is on the cusp of a surprise Best Picture nomination, her performance is one of the best parts about the film, and she is a beloved industry vet at this point. But it is Meryl Streep, so I don't bet against her.