Streep wins Globe for 'Julia' portrayal

Jan. 17, 2010 at 10:26 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Meryl Streep won the Golden Globe Award for best actress in a comedy film in Los Angeles Sunday night.

Streep earned the honor for her portrayal of iconic chef and author Julia Child in writer-director Nora Ephron's "Julie & Julia," which co-starred Amy Adams and Stanley Tucci.

"I want to change my name to T-Bone; T-Bone Streep. I think it sounds good," the actress joked as she collected her statuette. "I love Nora. I really am grateful to Nora and to everybody at Sony and Stanley, of course, and everybody in the cast and crew.

"I just want to say, in my long career, I've played so many extraordinary women that, basically, I'm getting mistaken for one. No, really, I'm very clear about the fact that I'm the vessel for other people's stories and other women's lives and this year I got to play not one of the most beloved women in America, Julia Child, but I also got to secretly pay homage to my own personal, not-so-famous hero. That's my mother, who was of the same generation as Julia, who shared her verve."

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
Kyra Sedgwick is Deputy Chief Madeline Wuntch in new 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' promo
'Sons of Guns' canceled after Will Hayden's arrest
Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade to have wedding guests sign confidentiality agreements
'Jay Leno's Garage' special to air Sunday on CNBC
Hello Kitty not a cat? That's going 'too far'
Trending News