James Dempsey: The Oscars are not for turning ... put your money on Iron Lady Meryl
Published 06/01/2012 | 13:09
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.