Meryl Streep Declares her Love for Men in Awards Speech

  • Meryl Streep Declares her Love for Men in Awards Speech

Meryl Streep Declares her Love for Men in Awards Speech

It is as simple as that.

Despite the events in the film taking place almost five decades ago, it would be irrelevant to go through a full discussion around it without mentioning its relevance and more so its poignancy in relation to the present state of the world and the leaders that are in power who utilise their authority for personal gain and favourable poll numbers rather than in the interest of world peace. In one of the first scenes, Bradlee tells Katharine "Kay" Graham-the owner of the newspaper, played by grand dame of cinema Meryl Streep-to "keep your finger out of my eye".

Graham has reason to be cautious: She's in the middle of negotiations to take the family newspaper public, and she's reluctant to get on the wrong side of the White House. Plenty of people involved in the company's day to day financial decisions don't trust her judgment. Bradlee is a no-nonsense journalist.

When the Post stood up for truth, they went from being a nice local paper to being an important national one.

The movie takes place in 1971.

While, the Washington Post at the time is clearly not at par with The New York Times, which is a bigger, more sought after publication, it doesn't stop the duo from taking up the challenge of being the best in the business.

These top secret documents revealed that the war in Vietnam was manipulated by the American government and it could not be won. I could not believe the similarities between today and what happened with the Nixon administration against their avowed enemies the New York Times and the Washington Post.

Despite earning six Golden Globe awards and being a likely candidate for the Oscars, The Post earned no nominations for the upcoming Screen Actor Guild Awards announced last week.

Streep was in the audience when Winfrey gave her address at Sunday's award ceremony, which was dominated by the fallout from Hollywood's sex abuse scandals. Graham knows how to run a newspaper.

Graham takes over after her husband's suicide in a bid to keep the newspaper within the family and is nearly continuously justifying her position to her detractors who feel she is not the right one for the job.

"The Post" marked two major firsts for Streep. Maybe you've heard of him?

"We are in a fight and it's a fight not just about alternative facts but it's a fight for the objective truth", said Spielberg. Since that time, he has thrown himself into historical dramas like Bridge of Spies and sweeping epics like War Horse and Lincoln.

The Post is as close to a masterpiece as Spielberg has had in a long time. That we get to see Streep and Hanks delivering the lines is nearly just an added bonus.

But the standout is Bob Odenkirk as Ben Bagdikian, the kind of old-school reporter who wears out the soles of his shoes tracking down a scoop. And his latest, The Post, opens in 1966, yet the walls of the office where Daniel Ellsberg edits what would come to be known as the Pentagon Papers are adorned with one-sheets from two 1968 releases (Planet of the Apes, Joanna) and one, Butch Cassidy, from 1969. In a weird way, he is the consequences-be-damned engine and moral compass the movie needs to get from point a to point b. The film is a tribute to the people that do good work and are willing to hold the powerful accountable.

"Because you're both brilliant actors, thespians, I would like to challenge you", she said, and proceeded to hand Streep and Hanks cards with memorable lines, including Forrest Gump's, "My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get" and Miranda Priestly's, "By all means, move at a glacial pace, you know how that thrills me".