To those of you (paging Kendall) who say "She's won enough"- I submit to you this blurb from the hitfix.com's list of 10 lessons the Academy learned this year.
"Meryl Streep's losses are beginning to become an industry embarrassmentHollywood, you have a problem. Everyone in this town loves Meryl Streep. She is one of our nation's greatest living artists and over the past five years has made a slew of money for almost every studio in town. However, something has to be done about this cycle of Academy Award losses over the past 25 years (and really Steve and Alec, did you need to rub it in her face again?). Unfortunately, this pundit has no magic solution. It appears Streep can withdraw her name from consideration in future years, but since we all know she more than deserves a third Oscar (or four) why should she? Luckily, for her sake, she has no films on the immediate agenda for 2010 which means a well-needed break from the Oscar game. But at some point, this town needs to stop taking Streep for granted and give her the third Academy Award she so justly deserves."
Yes, she's been nominated 16 times- but she's only won twice! Hillary Swank has two Best Actress Oscars to Meryl's one!! (and she was The Karate Kid 3!!!) I love Sandra Bullock (and Kate Winslet) very much, and don't begrudge either of them a trophy (even though I won't watch 'The Blind Side' til it runs back to back on TBS). BUT! Meryl deserved it last year, she deserved it this year- and dammit! She better get another one soon!
Read the full article HERE.