‘Julie & Julia’ trailer

Posted by · 12:24 pm · April 29th, 2009

And with that, Meryl Streep’s journey to a Best Supporting Actress nomination is underway.  Unless, of course, the studio and/or producer Scott Rudin get greedy and take a stab at lead.  She’s certainly got the character down pat.  Here’s the teaser poster if you missed it.  And the trailer:

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  • 1 4-29-2009 at 12:35 pm

    Bernardo said...

    She looks great and funny. But the competion is really strong, and she might have a chance in the lead actress categorie.
    But the story with Kate Winslet would repeat again, so the studio have to be smart.

  • 2 4-29-2009 at 12:51 pm

    Robert Hamer said...

    Did these two ever meet? Granted, Julia Child died about a year after the blog caught fire, but it would be interesting to know if she knew Julie or was aware of the blog.

  • 3 4-29-2009 at 12:57 pm

    Xavi Rodriguez said...

    I think Meryl would compete for Best Actress. If we analyse Best Supporting Actress she has bigger potential contenders (Veterans/Youngers starlets):

    *Judi Dench: That would be her seventh nomination at her 76 years old!
    *Patricia Clarkson: Woody Allen’s girls are beloved here. and she’s a clear supporting actress like Thelma Ritter
    *Michelle Williams: Right now, she has Hollywood support and a great role.
    *Mo’Nique: If J-Hud won, why not her?

    For Best Actress, with the clear exception of a surprising actress will have buzz around the season, I think Meryl is closer to the Oscar.

    Why? My reasons:

    *We have three consecutive European actresses (Mirren, Cotillard and Winslet). Maybe is time for another American Actress…
    *If this film is another box office hit, why denied another Oscar to a star like Meryl Streep? Even Mama Mia! is now the no.1 in countries like UK (Instead Titanic) and Spain
    *The actual competition:

    -Carey Mulligan: She’s (With Mo’Nique) the only actress with raves. But she’s an unknown British actress and maybe she had another opportunity with “Never Let Me Go” next year.
    -Saorsie Ronan: With only 15 she would became the youngest actress with two Oscar nominations (That record still holds Kate Winslet), but the film is a little bit polemic
    -Michelle Pfeiffer: I heard good reviews, but not great and many people thought Kathy Bates is the main performance…
    -Hilary Swank: I heard awful things at test screeners, so if that’s true, she’s out of the competition. Plus: another Oscar at her only third nomination?!
    -Penelope Cruz: She won for “Vicky Crisrtina Barcelona” and she had “Nine”. Even if she gets both nomination, her victory is still unlikely.
    -Helen Mirren: Which role? And she won just two years ago.

  • 4 4-29-2009 at 12:58 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Too much analysis, Xavi. Right now, it’s supporting.

  • 5 4-29-2009 at 1:06 pm

    Bernardo said...

    Well, Xavi in some parts I agree. But I think that the Academy will give the 3rd Oscar to Meryl for something really great, and this doesn’t feel like that.
    I think that they are expecting another role like “Sophie’s Choice”. Simply over the top.
    On the other hand, there are 2 brilliant actress that ever get an Oscar: Patricia C. and Michelle and that the Academy might think that this is here time.
    So, unfortunately Meryl will have to wait. And, for Helen Mirrer the movie is “Love Ranch”

  • 6 4-29-2009 at 1:08 pm

    RichardA said...

    That did not look too promising.
    I liked the concept but that trailer stunk.

    Also, that soundtrack added another made my non-existing ovary hurt.

  • 7 4-29-2009 at 1:26 pm

    Xavi Rodriguez said...

    But Bernardo, if you don’t trust about “julie & julia”, Why do you trust about Michelle Pfeiffer’s chances? Many of the reviews I read said Michelle Pfeiffer was good (beautiful and charismatic) but no great and even Kathy Bates overshadow her in many scenes. that would be a nomination a la Being Julia/Mrs. Henderson Presents (Maybe nomination but not Oscar)

  • 8 4-29-2009 at 2:11 pm

    A.J said...

    Streep in Supporting? This isn’t the 70s…or Adaptation.

  • 9 4-29-2009 at 2:24 pm

    Zak said...

    I think Streep will go lead…she was “supporting” in “Prada” and look what happened there…

  • 10 4-29-2009 at 2:40 pm

    Gary of WeHO said...

    As I’ve said before, if Kate Winslet & Nicole Kidman won for a so so performance in The Reader & The Hours, Meryl will win this next year. They should shoot for the lead actress and Amy Adams for Best Supporting. Meryl is so overdue and she wants it badly (remember, the running towards the stage during SAG Awards?, that scene still kills me!) She is up for it, J & J is a great movie with heart! Let the friggin campaign for the Lead Actress begins! Meryl for Best Actress for J & J! And Stay out of the competition pls, MR. HARVEY WEINSTEIN, we warn you!

  • 11 4-29-2009 at 3:26 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Think what you will, I’m telling you how it is NOW.

  • 12 4-29-2009 at 3:39 pm

    Chris said...

    Kris, really, there’s no need to repeat what you’ve been saying for two months. They won’t listen, because that’s the way they want it to be. :)

    To be honest though: she was truly supporting in “The Devil Wears Prada” and the roles seem similar. But hey, I’ll take your word. Come October/November things might have changed, no need to obsess about it now, right?

  • 13 4-29-2009 at 3:54 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Let’s not forget she still has the lead in that Nancy Meyers rom-com coming up in December. Worked for Diane Keaton.

    But all this “supporting/leading” debate this early in the year makes my head hurt. Breathe, people.

  • 14 4-29-2009 at 7:19 pm

    Rob Scheer said...

    Yikes, Guy, I’d forgotten about that one!

    Jesus, Meryl in a Nancy Meyers movie AND a Nora Ephron movie in the same year? AND in the year after anchoring fucking “Mamma Mia” no less? It’s like she’s TRYING to lose us.

  • 15 4-29-2009 at 7:23 pm

    Mike said...

    No oscars here.

  • 16 4-29-2009 at 8:57 pm

    Glenn said...

    Am I still able to say I don’t think Meryl’s getting nominated at all? She looks entertaining but can’t help but feel it’s a tad lightweight. I dunno… she doesn’t get nominated for everything. Remember “The Manchurian Candidate”. Scene chewing doesn’t necessarily get you nominated.

  • 17 4-30-2009 at 1:42 am

    Russ said...

    nora ephron does not yell oscar bait-ing performances. hardly ever. this looks soo sugar-coated its sickening.

    no oscar here.

  • 18 4-30-2009 at 1:43 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    I’m with you there, Glenn. Unless Streep does something special here (and to me, the trailer doesn’t suggest that’s the case), I think it’d be healthy if the Academy ignored her. Great actors shouldn’t get rewarded for coasting — they should be encouraged to push their boundaries.

  • 19 4-30-2009 at 2:14 am

    orr said...

    if the great Streep got a bit of trash-talk for her over-the-top in Doubt i could only imagine what will happen here.
    i think this year Streep would only be considered for Golden Globe…

  • 20 4-30-2009 at 2:39 am

    Mike V. said...

    Streep wasn’t over-the-top in Doubt. Read the play first, then comment.

    I think she looks really good in this film. We will have to see her in the rom-com too, maybe that role has more screentime. AMPAS loves performances like this, Meryl is playing Julia Child, a woman that most people ADORED. I think she nailed it.

  • 21 4-30-2009 at 2:52 am

    orr said...

    i dont think she was over the top. i think she was incredibly. i only say that she got a lot of criticism about it…

  • 22 4-30-2009 at 2:58 am

    Jim said...

    Although I really wanted her to get the nomination for The Devil Wears Prada, I am not that interested this year. I mean, nominations lose their value when handed that easily to her. It’s like “be in a movie and we’ll get the nod”. 3 nods in 4 years?! Ofcourse that would be normal in the 80’s but now?Oscar race isn’t very exciting when it’s that predictable. But hey, if she also gets the third Oscar, that would be nice. Does that make sense?

  • 23 4-30-2009 at 3:02 am

    Jim said...

    * …you’ll get the nod”

  • 24 4-30-2009 at 3:02 am

    CCA said...

    I don’t know why people is still talking “supporting” here for Meryl… it’s definitively a “lead” role

  • 25 4-30-2009 at 6:06 am

    slayton said...

    Amy and Meryl are, regardless of campaigning issues, co-leads. The film is based on Julia Child’s autobiography AS WELL as the book “Julie & Julia”, so her role is significantly larger than it would be if the film was simply an adaptation of the latter book.

  • 26 4-30-2009 at 8:24 am

    McGuff said...

    Um, I know this is an Oscar blog, so we’re supposed to care about lead vs. supporting debates in April, but wouldn’t it be more fun to talk about what you guys think about the movie with regards to the trailer?

    I think it looks like a sweet, light film, something Amy Adams is more geared to succeed in (than, say, Doubt). I think Stanley Tucci’s rapport with Merryl Streep can’t be ignored, and I think this will be a movie that young females really cling to and identify with. Seems to be Streep’s M.O. of late, with “Devil Wears Prada” as the posterchild.

  • 27 4-30-2009 at 4:21 pm

    jess said...

    I think Streep looks amazing, she’s a real entertainer and if you’ve watched the real Julia Child on her programs, you wouldn’t say Streep is overdoing it; on the other hand, I find her quite restrained, Child WAS larger than life and her accent was all over the place. Streep nails it, I can’t think of another actress who wouldn’t look ridiculous in that role.

    But Amy Adams… I fear she’s taking this American Darling tag too seriously.

  • 28 5-01-2009 at 12:28 am

    Brett said...

    I’ve seen the film at a screening in NYC in February and rest assured, Streep is lead and has more screentime than Adams. Meryl is wonderful in this. She has a truly amazing scene where her husband gives her a valentine and she blushes! Literally, blushes! Tucci is wonderful and should get supporting actor consideration.
    My view, Streep wins as a makeup for losing last year and about a half a dozen other times.

  • 29 5-01-2009 at 1:02 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    “She has a truly amazing scene where her husband gives her a valentine and she blushes! Literally, blushes!”

    Um… wow?

    I admire Meryl Streep too, but is that really such an incredible feat?


  • 30 5-01-2009 at 3:00 am

    Paul said...

    Guy Lodge:

    I think it is, if it means like blushing like in real life, face going red and so on. I don´t think I´ve seen Streep blush on screen like that and can´t think of any other actress that have either.

    Real blushing is sort of a chemical reaction that can´t be an easy thing to do, should be more difficult to do credibly than crying for instance. Of course this all means nothing if it´s not “real” blushing. I´ve not yet seen the movie.

  • 31 5-01-2009 at 4:38 am

    Tripleaxel said...

    No one can control their blushing. As Paul said, t is a chemical reaction in your body. If Meryl manages to blush on-screen, then that is what I call superb acting.

  • 32 5-01-2009 at 11:16 pm

    Brett said...

    Yes-blushing as in face going red. I, at least, have never seen that happen from an actor/actress. It was a really adorable moment in the film.