January 16, 2012

USA: Meryl Streep thanks the English

LONDON, England / The Telegraph / Culture / Films / January 16, 2012


Golden Globes 2012: Meryl Streep thanked England for letting her “trample all over history” with her Golden Globe-winning performance in The Iron Lady.
Meryl Streep with her Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actress in The Iron Lady Photo: EPA/PAUL BUCK






By , Showbusiness Editor


In a widely predicted win, Meryl Streep picked up the best actress in a drama award for her role as Baroness Thatcher. But she faced accusations of ungracious behaviour when she failed to mention the former Prime Minister in her lengthy acceptance speech at the Los Angeles ceremony. The 62-year-old actress thanked many others including her fellow nominees, the cast and crew of the film, and Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul who distributed The Iron Lady and to whom she jokingly referred as “God”.