by Hauwa Gambo
Meryl Streep, 62, has been announced winner for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2012 Academy Awards, which just ended – for her role in The Iron Lady.
This is her third Oscar, and her first in 30 years, although she has a record 17 nominations for the most coveted prize in the movie industry. Her previous Oscars were for the 1979 film “Kramer vs. Kramer” and 1982’s “Sophie’s Choice”.
“I’m sure half of America went ‘Not her … again!” she joked as she took the stage, battling tears, and then she thanked her husband first, and all her colleagues. “Because I know this is the last time I’ll be here!”
There are many who believe Streep has hs deserved this prize several times over the past decade. Her Wikipedia page has immediately been edited to reflect the latest honour for the reverred actress.
Other prominent winners are:
Martin Scorcese’s Hugo – which won the most awards.
The Artist – which won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Octavia Spence – Best Supporting Actress
Christopher Plummer – who, at 82, won his first Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
J. Roy Helland – who won for Best Make-up.
Helland thanked Meryl Streep for continuing to work with him after 37 years — including Sophie’s Choice, Out of Africa, The Bridges of Madison County and then The Iron Lady.
A more detailed report will be published shortly.