Actress Meryl Streep pulled an upset win over "The Help" star Viola Davis when she took home the Oscar for her role in "The Iron Lady," at this year's Academy Awards.

As a small consolation, Streep donated $20,000 in cash to 2 of Davis' favorite charities.

According to the Chicago Tribune:

The Oscar winner wrote a check for $10,000 to Upward Bound to honor Davis, the program's director Mariam Z. Boyajian confirmed to TheWrap.

Boyajian said it was the largest donation in the organization's history.

"I was writing to her when you called," Boyajian told TheWrap. "I wanted to give her a chance to settle down from the hectic weekend before I gave her the good news."

Streep followed up that donation with a separate $10,000 check to Segue Institute for Learning, according to the Providence Journal.

Both Davis and her sister Dolores Davis Grant attended Upward Bound, a federally funded program that prepares low-income high school students for college.

Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America

  • Daisy

    :clap: That was nice of her.

    Good Morning happy hump day

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    :coffee: I have a offtopic but I will wait :waiting:

  • http://i35.tinypic.com/ei1sht.jpg Mother Jefferson

    Classy ladies :handclap:

    Now all I need is for Meryl Streep to write me a check for 10Gs :yes:

  • MsOnederful

    That was real sweet. O Meryl!

  • kahmmillion

    :clap: Good look for Meryl.

    Why Sandy had to use that pic with the big ole pimple in Viola's back? :hahaha: I don't think I like the way Meryl is petting Viola. Doesn't she know not to touch people's faces.

  • Mamacita

    That was nice of her!

    "Both Davis and her sister Dolores Davis Grant attended Upward Bound, a federally funded program that prepares low-income high school students for college."

    I'm sure the beloved republicans will find some way to defund and shut that down...

    Since going to college is for "snobs" and all...

  • The Makeup Maven

    Good morning Daisy, Kah-Boogie, Mother Jefferson, MsOne & Mamcita :hug:

    @ Jenie - I got up wit'cha on the previous thread!

    Good look for Meryl Streep. I've always loved her as an actress!

  • cynthalt

    Yay!!!!!!!! I'm a product of the Upward Bound Program. Had it not been for UB, i probably wouldn't be where I am today!

  • The Makeup Maven

    <--- WOULD'VE LOST IT IF MERYL TOUCHED MY FACE! I don't do that :nono:
    PLUS, I HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN! That would've been a breakout for sure!
    :coffee:

  • Mamacita

    @Tatted :hug:

  • kahmmillion

    @ jeniefrumdabloc says:

    I have a offtopic but I will wait

    ___________________

    Hit me with it.

  • kahmmillion

    :wave: Tatted and all the other SR fam (too many to name and don't want to leave anyone out).

  • GeminEyez

    Why is she touching her face like she some poor black woman... I dont like that.........

  • NaijaGal

    Tatted :kiss:
    Kahmill, Mamacita, MsOne, Mother J, jenie, Daisy
    :waves: :hug:

    I adore Meryl and Viola...they seem to have a genuine friendship

  • NaijaGal

    Meryl can touch me and drop some coins this way

  • http://myspace.com/bettathaniwasb4 2bme

    I think that's great..i'm broke as ..and my daughter is in that program..It is a great stepping stone r our children

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    kahmmillion says:

    @ jeniefrumdabloc says:

    I have a offtopic but I will wait

    ___________________

    Hit me with it.
    __________________
    :lol: I bought it up in the other thread bout the 14year old

  • MsOnederful

    :waves: Tatted. *kisses*

  • lovezoe

    Morning everyone!! :waves:

  • Mamacita

    Naija :waves: Exactly! If she writing 10k checks she can touch my face ANYTIME lol.

  • http://wineandgummybears.blogspot.com/ gypsyeyes

    Good Morning Everyone! Not going to try to say names because I jack up yalls names anyway. Half day today and Ray Allen is coming tomorrow. Dedicated a computer lab but it's supposed to be a snow storm so I don't know.

  • kahmmillion

    @ jeniefrumdabloc says:

    kahmmillion says:
    @ jeniefrumdabloc says:
    I have a offtopic but I will wait
    ___________________
    Hit me with it.
    __________________
    I bought it up in the other thread bout the 14year old

    _____________________________

    I responded over there...thought you had another.

  • NaijaGal

    lovezoe :hug: & :hug: to minizoe

  • lovezoe

    Can I get a quick recap of The Game? Tried watching it but it was so awkward I turned it off. Girl Melanie need to be on Basketball Wives or something.

  • vero

    Morning again fam :waves:

  • Chocolate Thunder

    Goodmorning Errbody :waves:

  • candibfly

    i love Meryl :yahoo:

    she's my aunt in my mind :yes:

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    Buenos dias :hi:
    Sis :hug:

  • flsun99

    That was nice of her. S/N: I don't like people touching me in the face. It that were me I would have freaked!!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFwik0Lon-g&ob=av2e FeFe

    @gypsy

    Did you just say RAY ALLEN was coming by this week????????.... :love:

  • http://youtu.be/hsYI8CPUQsc YSoSrs

    This is why I fcks with Meryl. :yes:

    Morning and sht. :waves:

  • SugarPieHoneybunn

    Why folks actin like they dont know old people touch faces?

  • ryand91

    I love Meryl, she is my favorite actress because she in so versatile. But on topic that was very nice of her Upward Bound is a wonderful program and Ive seen the great things its' done for kids in my community.

  • NaijaGal

    Choc T :yahoo:

    Lakes, Candi :waves:

    @lovezoe - Tasha still doesn't like Mel, Mel tried to be friends with Derwin's bm, bm is dating a new guy, now bm is engaged to new guy but didn't want Derwin to know yet, Mel was supposed to keep the engagement a secret but late at night while sleep she wakes Derwin up and asks if he still wants to bang bm, he shooed her off, she told about the engagement, Tasha slept with an escort...that's all I got

  • http://youtu.be/hsYI8CPUQsc YSoSrs

    @SUGARPIE

    I know right. Especially old yt people. Act like she was just scratching her ass or something. :lol:

  • lovezoe

    @Naja- You think Ding Dong want to bang BM?

  • NaijaGal

    FeFe :waves:

    YSO :hug: <<from a distance...you feeling better?

  • ryand91

    @lovezoe, I changed channel as soon as the scene cut from Tasha to Melanie that was like the first 30 secs. The Game is just horrible now, BET or Viacom just needs to put that show out to pasture.

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    Players anthem UGK :whistle:

  • Anna

    NaijaGal says:

    Choc T

    Lakes, Candi

    @lovezoe – Tasha still doesn’t like Mel, Mel tried to be friends with Derwin’s bm, bm is dating a new guy, now bm is engaged to new guy but didn’t want Derwin to know yet, Mel was supposed to keep the engagement a secret but late at night while sleep she wakes Derwin up and asks if he still wants to bang bm, he shooed her off, she told about the engagement, Tasha slept with an escort…that’s all I got

    ~~~~~~~~
    Great recap. Tash Mack got Macked. :lol:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFwik0Lon-g&ob=av2e FeFe

    @Naija

    I missed the LAST episode (the one before last night's) of The Game, I only caught the end when Mel sat in her car and cried...WHAT HAPPENED on that episode?

  • lovezoe

    @ryan= That is EXACTLY when I changed the channel. No way would I be begging to be friends with Janae.

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    Naija :hi:

  • ryand91

    @FeFe, you're doing way better than me. I tried to keep watching it but after the church episode I just lost complete interest. Like why did they have to make Melanie so unlikeable?

  • lovezoe

    @Fefe- Mel wanted to makeup with Tasha, but Tasha was like oh HELL NO! TT was in the middle and Tasha basically made him pick, Mel was left all alone with no friends. Oh, she found out that Derwin and Malik are really cool and not beefing.

  • http://wineandgummybears.blogspot.com/ gypsyeyes

    FeFe says:

    @gypsy
    Did you just say RAY ALLEN was coming by this week????????….
    --------------
    Yes girl! I lubbs Ray Allen aka Jesus Shuttlesworth. He is from CT and donated 33 new computers. The Lab is Fab! He will be here tomorrow!

  • candibfly

    naija :wave:

  • Chocolate Thunder

    :hugs: Naija

  • £ the commenter formally known as Hershey

    lovezoe says:

    Can I get a quick recap of The Game? Tried watching it but it was so awkward I turned it off. Girl Melanie need to be on Basketball Wives or something.

    ________________________________

    Tasha has man problems...nothing new. So Teetee told her to buy a piece, she was insulted as was Malik, she met Cole from Martin who attemtped to be sexy (insert giggle here) they had six hours of sex, to which he charged her for. She ain't know he was a hooka. Girl Melanie, and Jenae were at the game and Melanie saw Jenae's new man who's head is larger than life, but he resembles a older Boris Kodjoe, I digress. Anywho, She invites them over, Derwin is jealous because he still loves Jenae. Jenae asks Melanie to the bathroom tells her she's really engaged, don't tell Derwin, I will tell him when the time is right, Melanie said ok, then proceeded to ruin Derwin' evening by saying Jenae's marrying her new man...Derwin is going to get back with Jenae and break Melanie's dumb azz heart again, and Melanie is so Ray Charles to the bullshyt she don't even see it coming...the end

  • candibfly

    also, does anyone have a victoria secret free shipping code bc i refuse to pay $13.99 for shipping :nono:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFwik0Lon-g&ob=av2e FeFe

    @ryand91

    I said on here a few weeks ago that I think they are setting Melanie's character up for a big fall...I wouldn't be surprised if they had Derwin truly in love with Janae and Melanie left to put her life back together. She gave up everything (her career and her morality) to be a football players wife with no one else interfering....no one likes her now and I think it's because she hasn't been true to herself...I think the season will end with a huge change in Melanie...

  • ryand91

    @lovezoe, I tried to be cool with my daughter's sister's momma (in other words the other BM) not because I really like her but because my BD trys to pit us against each other, saying one thing to one of us and another to other. And I'm like two heads or better than one but she keeps believing his BS and I don't have time for it. But I don't know why Melanie would want to or need to be cool with Janae.

  • https://twitter.com/Mizz_Dallas mizzdallas

    :waves: Morning! I watched the game last night and it left me feeling like :no: Mel was suppose to keep Janay enagement a secret, now janay is gonna have to read melanie her rights..

  • NaijaGal

    @lovezoe it's probably that entitlement ish I hear from people that have bm and bd

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFwik0Lon-g&ob=av2e FeFe

    @lovezoe

    Thanks!

    @gypsy

    I :heart: me some Ray Allen too...it's just SOMETHING about him!!!

    @Hershey

    :rofl: I thought I was the only one who noticed her new man's ten gallon head!

  • lovezoe

    I think Janae and Derwin both still got the hots for each other and tha's where he went that night. If you don't have feelings for him, why be scared to tell him. When is the time right? YOU ALREADY ENGAGED!!

  • http://youtu.be/hsYI8CPUQsc YSoSrs

    @NAIJA

    I'm much better, thank you. Kids might send me into a relapse but you know... :lol:

  • https://twitter.com/Mizz_Dallas mizzdallas

    ryand91 says:

    @lovezoe, I tried to be cool with my daughter’s sister’s momma (in other words the other BM) not because I really like her but because my BD trys to pit us against each other, saying one thing to one of us and another to other. And I’m like two heads or better than one but she keeps believing his BS and I don’t have time for it. But I don’t know why Melanie would want to or need to be cool with Janae.

    Mel is desperate at this point for friends, but Janay was nice enough to confined in Mel know that trust has been broken already..

  • ryand91

    @naija, what entitlement ish? As a BM I feel I need to know what that is, LOL.

  • lovezoe

    Girl Melanie is getting pathetic with each season. How can you have the talent of being a doctor and give it up to be a football wife? She begging for friends, crying, just desperate. If they break up that marriage I will be too through, but then again maybe it is for the best.

  • http://youtu.be/hsYI8CPUQsc YSoSrs

    I don't watch The Game so off to Da Kona for me. :kona:

    Before I go, is anybody gonna watch the new season of Top Model tonight? I was rather disappointed by last season and don't feel compelled to get into this one. What say you guys? :think:

  • NaijaGal

    @FeFe to add on to lovezoe Mel tried to get TT to mediate and get her and Tasha back, Tasha was still making barren jokes (which is overdone now imo), Malik made a viral video thinking that would have him back on the team, the owner said fcuk you and your video, owner also told Derwin to fall back with his Malik support, after the meeting Tasha and TT left together, Mel was waiting in the parking lot to talk to Derwin who dismissed her and drove off, Mel sat in the car crying to herself

  • lovezoe

    So Melanie must be jealous that's why she told to see how he would react. Typical messy female.

  • NaijaGal

    @YSO I didn't know there was a new season...they must be putting the show to sleep after this...I'm sure I'll be watching

  • candibfly

    yso i didn't even know there was a new season. last season was a snoozefest but i will still put it on my dvr list.

  • lovezoe

    @Naja- They have played the whole not having kids joke too much, the first one was too much.

  • https://twitter.com/Mizz_Dallas mizzdallas

    I didn’t who Ray Allen was until I saw him in he got game.. But I won’t say which 2 scenes I like! :coffee:

  • lovezoe

    @YSo I am so done with Top Model. Tyra just dragging that show on for a check.

  • NaijaGal

    @ryan I've had a few say that just being a bm or bd entitles them to sleep with the other at any time

  • https://twitter.com/Mizz_Dallas mizzdallas

    I didnt even know there was a new season for Top Model, last season it was boring.. My fave shows come on tonight Crimnal Minds & Law Order;SVU

  • vero

    I'm lost :no:

  • Daisy

    I turned from The Game as soon as Tashe started throwing chicken at Mel :nono:

    I watch reality TV shows for my hood rich activites I do NOT want see that ALL the time when I watch scripted tv. I felt like Tasha was mellowing out and maturing in the last season on the CW but they took her all the way back to hood rich ghetto girl on BET sadly.

    I hate how they have Mel always losing/insecure/no friends/life etc just over it

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFwik0Lon-g&ob=av2e FeFe

    @Naija

    That's what I was confused about, why did Derwin dismiss her?

    @YSo

    I stopped watching ANTM many years ago...I didn't think it would last this long...

  • NaijaGal

    @lovezoe the fact that there are real life women who are having trouble conceiving why would Malika (a woman) continue to allow that as a running 'joke'...not funny at all

  • ryand91

    @naija, I definitely don't feel like that. I'm pretty sure my BD does though because he went through the roof we he found out I went on a date, like he owns me or something. But I digress.

  • http://youtu.be/hsYI8CPUQsc YSoSrs

    I just found out about it this week. They are throwing in some Brits this season. Exciting? :shrugs:

  • ryand91

    @lovezoe and jaija, I thought I was the only person who thought the barren jokes were in very poor taste. Like the writers couldn't find any better issue to use as a running joke. Heck, Melanie is a running joke.

  • NaijaGal

    @MizzD my and SUV haven't been the same since Eliot left

    @FeFe you know Derwin gets in his 'I'm the ish mood'...the characters on the show are becoming all unlikable, except Jason

  • NaijaGal

    @ryan your #75 is exactly what I'm talking about...it's not always both parties but usually one of them that thinks since you have their child or bore the child, you can have the person whenever, however

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFwik0Lon-g&ob=av2e FeFe

    Yeah, those barren jokes really rub me the wrong way...it makes Tasha's character even more unlikeable when she carries on with that...

  • NaijaGal

    @YSO I hate to sterotype by the Brits have a dry humor that might not translate well on a show that's supposed to be fun too

  • lovezoe

    @naja- I agree. They playing it like because she had an abortion she can't have kids. Many women suffer from fertility issues and it is just not funny.

    Ding Dong still want Janae and he shouldn't have gotten married to Melanie, especially while in the hospital. I watched the end, Melanie did that out of spite she mad her husband want someone else so she got some getback.

  • £ the commenter formally known as Hershey

    OAN, I couldn't find my remote...actually I could it was on the night stand and I refused to move and get it, anywho. I was forced to watch Let's stay together, Nene and Judge Mathis were both on the show. That was the only high point. It along with The Game needs to be scrapped :coffee: I'm not watching another episode. Off to BET dot com to write another letter :typing:

  • £ the commenter formally known as Hershey

    And how many more episodes is Tasha going to be screaming I'm balling? Isn't that one of the reasons Dante's azz left her? When is her character going to grow up?

    I hate I signed my mama name to that damn petition now.

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    What ya'll talm bout :coffee:

  • http://wineandgummybears.blogspot.com/ gypsyeyes

    I watch Southland on Tuesday. Me,BD and his girlfriend chat about it on Tuesdays. That is our thing!

  • NaijaGal

    I like Let's Stay Together...not dramatic, just a light 30 minutes show :thumbsup:

  • KeepingItClassy84

    Happy Hump-Day, everyone! :wave:

    Gotta go! :peace:

  • I Go There

    lovezoe says:

    So Melanie must be jealous that’s why she told to see how he would react. Typical messy female.
    ______________________________________________

    That was a gut punch from hell.... but ole Derwin had it coming.
    You cant make some shait called truth moment and get pissed about it when its not the right time for you. He laid in that bed and looked sick as hell. :lol:

    Morning Folks

  • lovezoe

    I Go There says:

    lovezoe says:
    So Melanie must be jealous that’s why she told to see how he would react. Typical messy female.
    ______________________________________________
    That was a gut punch from hell…. but ole Derwin had it coming.
    You cant make some shait called truth moment and get pissed about it when its not the right time for you. He laid in that bed and looked sick as hell.
    Morning Folks
    ====================

    I thought he was gone cry :rofl:

  • iAmChan

    Morning family.