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Comment 17 JANUARY 2012

Take two: Meryl Streep has a chance to atone for Globes slip

Her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes included an unguarded expletive. 

But Meryl Streep may have a chance to atone for her slip at Sunday's awards show if her BAFTA nomination for The Iron Lady translates into glory at the British ceremony

The grande dame of Hollywood used a most unladylike expression after realising she didn't have her specs with her at the podium.

"I had such a good speech and I couldn't see it. Even if you held it in the front row, I couldn't read it because I left my glasses at the table." 



Joining Meryl on the BAFTA shortlist is fellow Globe winner George Clooney, nominated for his turn in The Descendents. 

Homegrown talent is represented by Dame Judi Dench, who is up for her supporting role in My Week With Marilyn.

Meanwhile, her co-star from the film, Michelle Williams, will take on mighty Meryl for best leading lady.

The results will be announced at a glittering ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London on February 12.

Meryl's career in pics: The many faces of a screen chameleon


2012 BAFTA Nominations

    Leading Actress

  • Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
  • Michelle Williams - My Week With Marilyn
  • Viola Davis - The Help
  • Tilda Swinton - We Need To Talk About Kevin
  • Berenice Bejo - The Artist

    Leading Actor 
  • George Clooney - The Descendents
  • Brad Pitt- Moneyball
  • Jean Dujardin - The Artist
  • Michael Fassbender - Shame
  • Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    Supporting Actress
  • Carey Mulligan - Shame
  • Jessica Chastain - The Help
  • Judy Dench - My Week With Marilyn
  • Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids
  • Octavia Spencer - The Help

    Supporting Actor
  • Christopher Plummer - Beginners
  • Jim Broadbent - The Iron Lady
  • Jonah Hill - Moneyball
  • Kenneth Branagh - My Week With Marilyn
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Ides of March

    Best Film
  • The Artist
  • Drive
  • The Descendants
  • The Help
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    Debut by British Director/Writer/Producer
  • Joe Cornish - Attack The Block
  • Will Sharpe - Black Pond
  • Ralph Fiennes - Coriolanus
  • Richard Ayoade - Submarine
  • Paddy Considine & Diarmid Scrimshaw - Tyrannosaur

  • Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
  • Nicolas Winding Refn - Drive
  • Martin Scorsese - Hugo
  • Tomas Alfredson - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Lynne Ramsay - We Need To Talk About Kevin

  • Living In The Material World
  • Project Nim
  • Senna  

    Outstanding British Film
  • My Week With Marilyn
  • Senna
  • Shame
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • We Need To Talk About Kevin  

  • Incendies 
  • Pina 
  • Potiche 
  • A Separation 
  • The Skin I Live In 

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