Another one I’ve talked about before, so for this go round we’ll just focus on Meryl.
It’s interesting that she was up for a lead nomination for this film. Yes, she’s the title character, but the story is really about Anne Hathaway’s Andie. But of course, she’s Meryl, so naturally she’s gonna be up for the top spot.
This is one of her most iconic characters. So many of her performances are known for their emotional heft, but this one is more defined by her mannerisms and personality. And it’s brilliant, of course. Yet another case though where any other actress would not have gotten the same recognition, even for a comparable performance.