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Meryl Streep & Julia Roberts React To AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Academy Award Nominations

January 16
5:47 PM 2014

Meryl Streep & Julia Roberts React To AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Academy Award NominationsStage and screen superstars Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts not only share the screen in the feature film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tracy Letts drama AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY and similarly possess previously won Academy Award statuettes, but both were also nominated for Oscars earlier today for their notable work.

Reacting to her nomination for Best Actress, Streep revealed, "I am so happy for our film that Julia and I have been nominated. We are both so proud of August: Osage County. This honor from the Academy, for which we are truly grateful, will help bring attention to our film from audiences across the country, which is thrilling."

Additionally, Roberts said of her Best Supporting Actress nomination, "This was certainly a once in a lifetime experience and the recognition from it is an absolutely thrilling bonus. I simply could not be more excited right now."

Check out the original article on the matter here.

The official description of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is as follows: "AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Letts' play made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicago's legendary Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run."

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is in movie theaters nationwide now.

More information on AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is available at the official site here.

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