Meryl Streep wins Golden Globe for Iron Lady

Meryl Streep has won the prize for ‘Best Actress (Drama)’ at the 2012 Golden Globes for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. The actress was visibly stunned by the award and thanked the people of England for their warm reception to her portrayal of the ex-Prime Minister.Streep admitted she ‘felt bad’ accepting the accolade in a year with so many amazing performances by female actresses from across the globe. “This is such a thrill but really, really embarrassing in a year that saw so many extraordinary performances by women in leading roles,” Streep said.

The 62 year old was about to begin her speech but realised that she had forgotten her cards with it written on.

The actress went on to compare challenging roles in cinema to “exotic birds, rare, near-extinct birds”, saying: “a new flock flies in and somebody picks them up and gives them money and we get to see them”.

Take a look at the trailer for The Iron Lady below:

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