Saturday, February 25, 2012
MERYL WANTS VIOLA TO WIN
We, Meryl's fans, have to admire her. Meryl Streep admited she wants Viola Davis to win tomorrow.
MERYL STREEP could walk on to the stage of the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood tomorrow to collect an Oscar for a third time. 6 commentsRelated Stories
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The award would confirm the 62-year-old American's status as the greatest actress of the modern era, with only golden age of cinema star Katharine Hepburn winning more Best Actress Awards with four.
But if you ask Meryl, who has Oscars for Kramer vs Kramer in 1979 and Sophie's Choice in 1982, she says she doesn't want to win another one.
She is instead hoping for her friend Viola Davis to pick her up first statuette for her lead role in The Help — though bookies reckon it'll be close, with Meryl at 6-5 and Viola at 8-13.
The pair worked together on Doubt in 2008, for which they were BOTH Oscar-nominated.
When Meryl was asked if she would prefer Viola to win for her performance in The Help, she replied: "Yes, oh yes. I love her and think she's amazing.
Viola, 46, has already won two Tony awards and appeared in films including 2000's Traffic and George Clooney's Solaris in 2002.
Meryl added: "She deserves and should be at the forefront of our business.
"She's a friend and we've worked together and I'm really fond of her. So we want the best for our friends. Honestly."