- Associated Press - Sunday, January 15, 2012

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. (AP) - Meryl Streep has shined some Hollywood glory on Margaret Thatcher with a Golden Globe win for her role as the former British prime minister in “The Iron Lady.”

Streep won as best actress in a drama Sunday, boosting her chances for the lead-actress prize at next month’s Academy Awards, where she holds the record with 16 nominations but has not won in nearly 30 years, since 1982’s “Sophie’s Choice.” It was Streep’s eighth win at the Globes.

Other acting winners included Michelle Williams for “My Week with Marilyn,” Jean Dujardin of “The Artist,” Octavia Spencer for “The Help” and Christopher Plummer for “Beginners.”




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