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Meryl Streep Wins Oscars' Best Actress!

Meryl Streep Wins Oscars' Best Actress!

Meryl Streep beams on stage at the 2012 Oscars held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday (February 26) in Hollywood.

The 62-year-old star won the award for Best Leading Actress for her work in The Iron Lady.

“Thank you so much. Thank you, thank you!” Meryl said when she got on stage.

“I really want to thank all my colleagues, all my friends. I see my life before my eyes, my old friends, my new friends,” Meryl emotionally said at the end of her speech. “The thing that counts the most for me is the friendships and the love…my friends, thank you all of you. For this inexplicably wonderful career. Thank you.”

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62 Responses to “Meryl Streep Wins Oscars' Best Actress!”

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  1. 1
    Asha Says:

    I love Meryl and she so deserved the award but I have to say my heart dropped when I heard her name…I honestly thought it would go to Viola. She deserved it more in my mind.

  2. 2
    ha ha Says:

    Finally! You go Meryl!

  3. 3
    Rainy Says:

    Probably the best of our generation! Congrats.

  4. 4
    Lulu Says:

    Viola ………….. :-((

  5. 5
    peggy Says:

    What a travesty the Iron Lady was a terrible motion picture which is why it made no money and as much as I love Meryl it was more an impersonation than a performance.

    And the fact she had so many nominations means nothing – no one is owed one – many great actresses never win any. I wanted her to win for something better than a bad movie

  6. 6
    Courtney Says:

    the oscars aren’t about what makes money it’s about honoring talent. Meryl Deserved this not that awards matter at the end of the day work does

  7. 7
    anon2 Says:

    Wondering if they changed the winner of this category at the last minute since Mark Wahlberg gave away the winners pre Oscars. There was a statement at the end of the credits of the Oscars that said the names of the winners are not released until the envelopes are opened. Damage control.

  8. 8
    Maria Says:


  9. 9
    party Says:

    “The Iron Lady ” is a wonderful film & Meryl is amazing in it…
    now….she got her long awaited well deserved Oscar….
    Congrats Merly…
    u r acting GOD !!!
    so happy for her :)

  10. 10
    Roberta Says:

    I personally was rooting for viola, her performance in that movie was the most captivating, and she is a fantastic actress. Sha was able to walk the thin line between controlling her charecters emotions and not letting it fall into a big drama. she deserved that oscar. it should be a tie. but I’m happy for meryl, in my opinion she deserved the oscar for doubt, and love her in everything she does. next time viola…

  11. 11
    Sayer Says:

    Glenn Close should’ve won.

  12. 12
    S Says:

    My greatest wish was for it to be a tie between Meryl and Viola but Meryl won and she did it rightfully so. Yes, the movie itself wasn’t one of her best but her performance, as her performances usually are, was sheer perfection! She nailed every single bit of Margaret Thatcher and she deserved this one.

    So thrilled for her!

    And Viola has an amazing career ahead of her. Without a doubt, so everyone stop with the “She should’ve won”, what’s done is done.

  13. 13
    ellie' Says:

    Meryl happy you won..

  14. 14
    Wrap Says:

    Wow Viola was robbed! Her acting in the Help was flawless. She became the character.

  15. 15
    lilo Says:

    Sad thing is Viola won’t have an amazing career ahead. She is already very limited :( despite her big talent.

  16. 16
    F. Says:

    Meryl Streep = Greatest living actress!

  17. 17
    Tracy Says:

    Viola deserved that award. I’m pretty bummed out :(

    I’m happy that Octavia won though.

  18. 18
    Sarah. Says:

    Congratz to Meryl! Haven’t seen the movie but I know she is an amazing actress. Viola definitely deserved to win too though.. :) She did so good in The Help.

  19. 19
    thetis Says:


    Oh please as usual the minority actress was relegated to the “supporting” – I never expected to see another black actress win in lead – Halle will be alone a long time

    Meryl is a great actress but she didn’t deserve this one

    And in case no one noticed the audience was surprised and seemed more to rise out of respect than excitement

  20. 20
    Akari Says:

    @Roberta: I’m not worried about Viola. I believe she will have a amazing career ahead, if it film or Broadway. She will give another amazing performance in the future.

  21. 21
    Akari Says:

    @lilo: I highly don’t believe that since the Help got her recognition. She already have several project she’s doing this year. I’m not that worry.

  22. 22
    other Says:

    I am glad that creepy spooky goth girl didn’t win and also glad Michelle bland-iams didn’t win. I wonder why Octavia got a golden globe and oscar and viola got nothing? I haven’t seen the help yet- I ordered it on netflix. but Meryl is a great actress and seems cool so I am glad she won

  23. 23
    susan Says:

    Meryl Streep is without a doubt one of the greatest of actresses. she was brilliant in the “iron Lady”. having said that, I can’t get over the fact that Viola was robbed.

  24. 24
    Roberta Says:

    Viola always gives amazing performances. she was nominated the first time for doubt, working alongside meryl, a movie that she appeared in only a few minutes. so we all know what she’s capeble of. I just think this should be a tie. The iron lady wasn’t meryl best performance, although she was great in it, but viola’s performance was just magnificent. she made the movie. she was just stunning… can’t wait for her to win.

  25. 25
    thetis Says:


    the lead roles for black actresses is few to none – they usually get one and no more and often not that.

    She will be in supporting roles most likely cause that’s usually what happens – I truly believe they think black actresses are only for supporting roles and even with her great talent she will be marginalized like the others

    What a shame

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