When Meryl Streep took the stage to deliver her acceptance speech for winning the Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actress she mentioned Adepero Oduye’s name as someone who could be up on that stage winning that same award.
An amazing honor coming from one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood if you consider Oduye wasn’t even nominated for her performance in “Pariah.” Streep telling you that you’re a great actress may hold more cachet in Hollywood than the Golden Globe award itself.
Streep took the stage and immediately mentioned she forgot her glasses at the table and just went to ad lib her acceptance speech.
“I’m gonna have to remember, but Glenn, Viola — oh my God I’m gonna leave people off — Michelle, Rooney, Gilda, yeah and how about Adepero Oduye, how about ‘Pariah,’” Streep said.
The audience applauded.
On Monday Oduye responded on Facebook:
“I was actually attending a viewing party upstairs where the ceremony was being held. When Meryl mentioned my name people just started yelling and screaming, and I was feeling like a deer caught in headlights. I felt like I was in a Spike Lee movie, like when the characters move in slow motion. It was like an out of body experience, very surreal. I got to meet Meryl afterwards. She gave me a big hug, and we talked about the importance of supporting other women. She was so nice, very sweet person.”