Actress Meryl Streep poses backstage in the press room with her Golden Globe Award at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA, on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. Streep won in the category of Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for her role in The Iron Lady, in which she plays former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher. Phyllida Lloyd, who had collaborated with Streep on the musical blockbuster Mamma Mia!, directed The Iron Lady.
Meryl Streep has been nominated for no less than 26 Golden Globes, in both the motion picture and television categories. She has won a total of eight Golden Globes: Best Supporting Actress for Robert Benton's Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), opposite Dustin Hoffman; Best Actress - Drama for Karel Reisz's The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), with Jeremy Irons; Best Actress - Drama for Alan J. Pakula's Sophie's Choice (1982), with Kevin Kline; and Best Supporting Actress for Spike Jonze's Adaptation (2002), with Chris Cooper and Nicolas Cage.
Also: Best Actress in a Television Movie or Miniseries for Mike Nichols' Angels in America (2003), with Al Pacino, Mary-Louise Parker, and Emma Thompson; Best Actress - Comedy or Musical for David Frankel's The Devil Wears Prada (2006), with Anne Hathaway; Best Actress - Comedy or Musical for Nora Ephron's Julie & Julia (2009), with Amy Adams; and this year's The Iron Lady.
Meryl Streep Photo: Golden Globes 2012 © HFPA