Streep: Move Oscars Before Other Awards

Late scheduling takes the punch out of iconic awards, actor says
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2009 4:17 PM CDT
Streep: Move Oscars Before Other Awards
Actress Meryl Streep receives a Doctor of Fine Arts honorary degree at Princeton, June 2, 2009.   (AP Photo)

Two-time Oscar winner (and 15-time nominee) Meryl Streep has a suggestion for the Academy—the ceremony should be earlier, she tells USA Today. “The Oscars should be Jan. 2,” Streep said, “before the Golden Globes, BAFTAs, the Broadcast Film Critics.” Winners are so tired of awards by the time the Oscars arrive that the “best acting all year” is their forced expressions of surprise, Streep added. (Read more Meryl Streep stories.)

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