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Oscar Nominees 2012: Best Actress
We assess the pros and cons for this year’s Academy Award nominees

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Oscar Nominees 2012: Best Actress | Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)
Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)

Why She Will Win

  Meryl Streep, despite having been nominated a bajillion times, hasn’t actually won an Oscar in 30 years now. Come on and just give her another already!
  It’s a terrific performance, nailing Thatcher’s mannerisms but also bringing her to life as a three-dimensional character – and one who ages several decades during Streep’s performance.
  Real-life characters played by A-list actresses are like Oscar catnip.

 


 

 Why She Won't Win

  She has two Oscars already and everyone seems bored of Streep’s semi-annual nods. It’s just so predictable. She also missed out on the SAG Award to Davis.
  The film hasn’t had much love at all, and is generally considered to be much less good than its star. That doesn’t generally help a nominee (see Norton, E. for American History X).
  Everyone hates Maggie Thatcher – possibly more than they love Meryl Streep. That could prove a factor.
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Come on Empire balanced journalism please, not everyone hates Maggie Thatcher, besides do you really think the Academy voters no that much about her More

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