24/01/2012 08:42 GMT | Updated 24/01/2012 09:02 GMT

Oscar Nominations: Meryl Streep Earns Nod For Role Of Margaret Thatcher In 'The Iron Lady'

Meryl Streep looks set to continue her winning run, with an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.

This follows Streep's triumph in the Golden Globes, and in both the London and New York Film Critics' Circle Awards.

Streep goes against Glenn Close, Viola Davis, Rooney Mara and Michelle Williams for Best Actress at this year's Oscars.

The film itself has not been without controversy, with everyone from current prime minister David Cameron to members of Mrs T's own Tory cabinet weighing in on everything from the accuracy of the film to whether it was seemly to depict Lady Thatcher with dementia.

But what has not been in doubt is the power of Meryl Streep's transformation - from the indomitable manner of Mrs Thatcher over her cabinet colleagues and overseas ambassadors, to her physical fragility and mental vulnerability in her later years, as she opts for conversations with her late husband Denis over socialising with a wider public.

Streep is no stranger to the Oscars. She has received more nominations than any other actor in history, and has walked off with the golden statuette twice - once for Best Supporting Actress for Kramer vs. Kramer in 1979, and for Best Actress in 1982 for her heartbreaking role in Sophie's Choice.

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