Can someone please explain to me why Meryl is dressed like Sexy Temple Grandin?
Because she’s Meryl “F-ing” Streep!
You beat me to the punch.
I wish she’d wear better things, but one of the things that makes her Meryl “F-ing” Streep is she doesn’t play the red carpet game. That being said, I do hope she raises the bar for the Oscars because she is so striking when she gets it right.
She’s Meryl and she wants to be comfortable!
Sidenote: After everyone went through all that trouble to hand her glasses down to the front of the stage so she could actually READ her speech, I can’t believe the last guy wouldn’t hand them to her! It’s the Globes, not the Oscars, he could totally have gotten away with it and so she had to stumble through it after a couple of glasses of wine.
Why didn’t she keep her glasses in one of her pockets? That’s what they’re for!
I saw that she kept taking them on and off all night – I think when you’re sitting at a table it’s so uncomfortable to put them in your pocket that you wouldn’t think of it (also, they might break when you’re sitting).
And then when she stood up, she didn’t think to pick the up off the table. Could happen to the best of us and clearly did.
(Man at front is still a dufus). lol
I remember thinking “Why is she dressed like she’s going to the Rodeo? I would die if there were cowgirl boots under that maxi dress!
When I saw that dress I could only think she was just a Stetson hat and a horse named Buttermilk away from being Dale Evans, Queen of the Cowgirls,circa 1954.
Did anyone else see she had a banana clip in her hair? Oh Meryl, I still love you.
YES!!!! (But I forgot about till you reminded me.)
I said “OH MY GOD HER HAIR IS IN A BANANNA CLIP!!!! ”
It was truly so great.
I think it was actually just one of those goody barrettes worn sideways! Crazy, but who care. She’s MERYL STREEP!
I figured this was one of her leftover costumes from “Doubt”.
I do LOVE her, but she really refuses to play the red carpet game, huh? Also, I love the look on her face, “Yeah, so here’s another one of these things.”
Yeah she seems to get away with looking frumpified…… because she’s Meryl effing Streep.
She seemed quite shocked that she won, still nice to see that after all of her awards.
I agree, TaraMisu. It’s pretty cool to see that after all of her accomplishments, she still possesses a healthy dose of Taylor Swiftness.
she needs to befriend Helen Mirren and ask her for advice. The grand Dame looks comfortable even in slinkiest dresses.
Mirren was always the sexpot. Meryl not so much.
I feel I should love Meryl, she is so cool and uncaring, but don’t. Her acting to me is always “this here is Meryl Streep who can uncannily impersonate ANYONE” and ruins my enjoyment of the movie. And I have still not got over the nightmare that was Mamma Mia…….though I must admit to total love for Christine Baranski, when o when will she be on fug!
AM, so glad you said it first – I don’t get the love for her acting either. Perhaps it’s a tragic lack of imagination on my part, but she is always “Meryl Playing Somebody” for me too.
(Have you see C. Baranski on The Good Wife? You must, you must!)
A lack of imagination on others parts perhaps?! Ms Streep is a showboater, albeit very talented at it and 90% of the time that qualifies as great acting-heck the Oscars wouldn’t exist without showboaters!
I do see The Good Wife – honestly why are all the guys not banging Ms Lockhart! And I might send some love the way of Big Bang Theory if Beverly H is on every single episode.
I would say, “Temple Grandin would never be caught dead in this,” but the last time I said that of someone (I believe it was when Leelee Sobieski was trying to SWINTON through some red carpet), someone pulled up proof of SWINTON wearing that exact outfit.
My only hope is that Meryl does not get it in her head to design cattle pens. On second thought, maybe she should, because that might be awesome.
Thanks for the laugh.
Oh, Chris, I’m STILL laughing!
I saw a picture of her earlier in the night where her hair looked in MUCH better shape, and that helped immensely. Yes, this is frumpy, but it is very HER. I appreciate the fact she always wears something that makes her happy. Honestly though, it would be great if she could find herself a stylist she could work with to help her find a dress she likes/ is comfortable in that also makes her look fabulous.
She’s hoping the comparison to Grandin will trick people into thinking she’s being genuine with her “I’m so shocked I won another award” face. I’m sure she’s a very nice person, but I could without the fakey-fake stuff. I hope Viola Davis wins at the Oscars.
Ah leave her alone…she’s golden!
Temple Grandin dress, hahaha! I love Meryl Streep so very much, despite the fact she doesn’t seem to put any effort into the Red Carpet. And yeah, that bugged me that the guy in front didn’t hand her the glasses that had been passed through a dozen tables!!! Anyway, she’s terrific, fantastic, and golden indeed…
And Clooney handed him the glasses! How do you refuse Clooney???
She looks comfy, although I’m not sure thats the aim for an awards show?!
Ah come on, Meryl. This is Miss Kitty at Sheriff Dillon’s funeral. You can do so much better and still be comfy.
hilarious!!!! Thank you!
That was David Fincher not giving her the glasses. I actually thought it was a bit. Thus, I’m not angry at him, but glad that he went along with a comedy bit, which you wouldn’t expect from him. I think I need confirmation from Meryl on whether it was all planned or not. If not, Fincher acted douchy.
The dress actually is what I’ve come to expect from her which leaves me rather sad. However, I thought her hair and makeup actually was really lovely. I know sometimes she just goes without so this was nice to see.
Oh this made me laugh right out loud! I think I’ve seen Temple Grandin in that very shirt! (I was lucky enough to hear her speak on several occasions while working at CSU.)
I had to google Temple Grandin, but that description is spot on. I kind of like the bottom of the dress though. As a skirt with a brightly colored (or even white) top it could have been better.
The fullness of her skirt is what Piper Perabo was shooting for, I think. her banana clip hair is appropriate for the occasion. But not even Herself can pull off this black lace sheer panel on the bodice.
Meryl somewhat like Helen is at the point in her life and career that she can do what she darn well pleases and she’s enjoying the heck out of it. Piles her hair on her head, wears comfortable clothes; she’s at the age where she doesn’t have to prove anything to anyone and that’s terrific. I love with wide skirt and so wish that George had walked up the stairs and delivered her glasses. That would have made the show for me.
I can’t quite figure out why Meryl Streep always chooses frumpy, dowdy clothes for her red carpet appearances – she’s not in her twenties, true, but other actresses in her age group, notably Helen Mirren and Jane Fonda, always look glamorous and va-va-voom. Maybe she is insecure about her looks and would feel self-conscious wearing clothes that make people sit up and take notice?
Good Lord. This is just terrible. There are ways to be comfortable, to look like you’re not trying too hard, to make a statement about how you are unconcerned with the glitz and glam of it all without looking downright dowdy. This isn’t one of those ways.
Ferall frump is a hellva drug..
Love Meryl Streep, hate hate hate that dress!