Meryl Streep Shows Love To Billie Eilish And Finneas With Big 'Barbie' Praise

Streep commended the siblings after they were honored at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards.

Meryl Streep didn’t hold back her appreciation for Billie Eilish and Finneas after the two made history at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards on Thursday.

Streep, who was on hand to present the International Star Award to Carey Mulligan, praised the siblings after they accepted an award for the song “What Was I Made For?” off the “Barbie” soundtrack.

“You have delivered the Barbie love bomb,” Streep said of the track before extending her adulation to the rest of the ‘Barbie’ team.

“You saved the movies last summer, all of our jobs. You’ve delivered joy to countless generations and genders of people,” she continued. “And you should surf that wave, kids – until you’re old and deserve to be jaded like me.”

Streep’s remarks arrived after Eilish and Finneas became the first songwriters to ever receive the Chairman’s Award at the ceremony, according to Deadline.

The track received five nominations for the 2024 Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

In an acceptance speech at the Palm Springs International Film Awards, Eilish said she was moved by “Barbie” after experiencing a “dark episode” around the time when she and Finneas were asked to work on the song.

“I was just watching Barbie say and feel things that I really, really, really resonated with and felt so close to,” she said.

“And I felt so seen and I did not expect that, and I think that this movie is the most incredible, most empowering and beautiful and funny and just unbelievable piece of art in the world, and I’m so, so honored to be a part of it,” she added.

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