Meryl Streep is taking a break from the Oscars. The Hollywood icon is mentioned in the 2021 Grammy Awards nominations in the category of Best Spoken Word Album for her reading of E.B. White’s ‘Charlotte’s Web’. Streep is up against Ronan Farrow ‘Catch and Kill’, Rachel Maddow ‘Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth’, Ken Jennings ‘Alex Trebek – The Answer Is…’ and Flea ‘Acid For The Children: A Memoir’.
The three-time Oscar winner’s Grammy’s nod is her fifth nomination. Her previous four were from the Best Children Recording category, which was erased last year into the Spoken Word Album category. They include, ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ (1986), ‘The Tailor of Gloucester’ (1989), ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’ (1989) and ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning’ (2006).
Joining Streep in the Grammy book next year from Hollywood is two-time Oscar winner Renee Zellweger, who is nominated for the first time in the Traditional Pop Vocal Album for her performance as Judy Garland in ‘Judy’. If Zellweger wins, she becomes the second actress to win both a Grammy and an Academy Award with a single movie. The record was first set by Jennifer Hudson in 2007 with ‘Dreamgirls’.
The release of the 63rd Grammy Awards nominations has Beyonce leading the pack with a total of nine nominations for ‘Black is King’, ‘Black Parade’ and her rap vocals on Megan Thee Stalion’s ‘Savage’.
Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Rich follow keenly with six mentions apiece. Other notable nominees include the all-boys band group BTS and Harry Styles, who all have just received their first Grammy nomination.