Meryl Streep is not going to be Oscar nominated for her performance in Mamma Mia!. Okay, possibly a Golden Globe nomination or win…maybe. But forget the Academy. However good or wonderful Streep may be in this upcoming ABBA musical, AMPAS members will stick to the straight and narrow and nominate for her Doubt, if they nominate her at all.
My perception is that Mamma Mia!‘s reputation went south with the hip crowd once the Hollywood Reporter‘s Ray Bennett flipped for it. That was it — the death knell. Those actresses playing the girlfriends of Amanda Seyfried going “oh…my…God!” were just icing on the cake.