HOWARD MEGDAL: Oscar nominations are out. Who would you like to make a case for? The Artist and Midnight in Paris would both be worthy best pic winners, IMO. Michelle Williams was brilliant in My Week with Marilyn. Oh, and how have I not yet seen A Better Life?!?
ZOË RICE: Best actress seems sure to be between Michelle Williams and Meryl Streep, and I give the edge to Meryl, but here’s what I’m worried about. Did anyone see the Golden Globes? When Meryl won? And her reaction? Oh, she was so surprised! A gasp, a disbelieving start! How could she, Meryl Streep, possibly win an award? It annoyed the crap out of me. I like Meryl Streep just fine, but if she goes around acting shocked to be winning awards then she’s the least genuine of them all.
NAVA BRAHE: Zoe, I read this morning that this is Meryl’s 17th Oscar nomination. Despite what you describe as her disingenuous reaction to winning the Golden Globe (I did not watch the ceremony), I hope she gets it. How many Marilyn Monroe biopics must we endure?
JESSICA BADER: Apparently, Meryl Streep and Taylor Swift do have something in common, then.
ZOË RICE: Let her win, fine by me. But you’re Meryl Streep and you’re nominated for everything and win a whole lot. You are the awards-winningest actress working today. This is how you react?