Meryl Streep's banter with Seacrest

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On her way into the ceremony in Los Angeles, Meryl - who was also nominated in the category for her performance in Julie And Julia - stopped to speak to the E! red carpet host.

"I was watching you earlier," Meryl said with mock gravity.

The actress chastised the American Idol presenter for "cheerleading a little," but added: "That's all right."

Ryan, a little stricken, responded: "I knew you were going to come and you were going to crush me."

But Meryl gave in, saying in reference to eventual winner Sandra: "I'm in love with her, as is everyone in America. I kind of have been pulling for all the young gals."

Meryl's nomination was her 16th. She won for Kramer Vs Kramer in 1980 and Sophie's Choice in 1983.

Comments (1)
Mar 09, 2010
Meryl Streep is a class act. Seacrest, on the other hand...

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