Friday 26 May 2017

James Dempsey: The Oscars are not for turning ... put your money on Iron Lady Meryl

Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in 'The Iron Lady'
Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in 'The Iron Lady'

CAN the Iron Lady really walk home with the golden statue?

That’s what every critic and would-be blogger has been wondering since the first production still of Meryl Streep coiffed as the battle-axe baroness Margaret Thatcher surfaced online way back in February of last year.



The teaser trailer only added a resolutely Tory fuel – albeit not coal, obviously – to the fire surrounding the first lady of modern cinema, long-time regarded as somewhat of a runner-up in Oscar’s eyes, having only bagged two out of sixteen nominations and not winning since 1983’s Holocaust drama Sophie’s Choice.

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