December 11, 2016

Meryl Streep receiving Golden Bear in Berlin for “Iron Lady” – AWARDS ALLEY


By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: One Oscar category that seems impossible to predict at the moment is Best Actress, as the tide shifts left and right with each passing week. Glenn Close peaked early, and is poised for a comeback. Meryl Streep and Michelle Williams look like frontrunners, but contenders like Charlize Theron and Tilda Swinton could give them a run for their money.

Today’s news helps Streep’s ongoing campaign on behalf of “The Iron Lady.” The actress will receive the Golden Bear, a lifetime achievement award presented at the 62nd Annual Berlin International Film Festival, organizers revealed today.

“We are delighted to be able to award the Honorary Golden Bear to such a terrific artist and world star. Meryl Streep is a brilliant, versatile performer who moves with ease between dramatic and comedic roles,” said Dieter Kosslick, director of the film festival.

Streep will receive her honor at a ceremony in Berlin on Feb. 14, which will be followed by a “Iron Lady” screening. This year’s Berlin fest runs Feb. 9-19.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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