Meryl Streep blames Iona for lack of award wins for ‘The Post’



Some of “The Post” cast, including Streep (second from left), filmed a couple scenes at the Nyres’ house.

Brian Connors, A&E Editor

*Disclaimer: This article is part of the Ionian’s April Fool’s issue and is meant solely to be a joke * Happy April Fool’s!


Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep came to Iona in the summer of 2017 to film “The Post,” a movie about the publication of the Pentagon Papers. The cast and crew of “The Post” filmed several scenes at President Joseph E. Nyre’s New Rochelle home.

According to a previous Ionian article, Streep believed “the warmth of the home helped her with some scenes.”

However, Streep now seems to be singing a different tune.

Although nominated, Streep failed to win the 2018 Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of former publisher of The Washington Post, Katharine Graham. She also did not receive any award recognition for delivering the performance of her life as Donna Sheridan in “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again” this past year.

Allegedly, Streep blames the college for the lack of awards she has received in the past couple years. She even blames Iona for her failing to win an Oscar for her leading role in “August: Osage County,” even though the film came out in 2013, way before she started filming “The Post.”

“I love Meryl – I mean, who doesn’t love Meryl? – but the claim that Iona had anything to do with her lack of success in winning awards is outrageous,” a Very Important Person at Iona said.

Due to her negative opinion of the college, Streep has claimed that she will go to other private, liberal arts schools within 10 miles of Iona for any future movies that will have any scenes in a house.

“While I loved working on the beautiful Iona campus, I could only assume that the reason behind my lack of award wins in the past couple years has to do with the fact I filmed at Iona,” Streep said, maybe.

Some at the college believe that the true reason Streep has been expressing such hostility toward Iona is because she asked to permanently live in the Nyre family’s house.

“It seems that Streep has once again taken on her ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ persona Miranda Priestly in thinking that she could live in the Nyre family’s house while the family was still living there,” the statue in front of Amend Hall said. “It’s a pretty unreasonable request, so only someone as high strung as Miranda would think it would be possible.”

While Streep is angry with the school, Iona wishes her the best of luck in the upcoming awards season.