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Meryl Streep, The Artist Take Home Top Honors at BAFTAs | Meryl Streep, Octavia Spencer

Meryl Streep, The Artist Take Home Top Honors at BAFTAs

Originally posted 02/12/2012 05:25PM

This round goes to Meryl Streep.

As the race to Oscar night continues, the best actress competition took another turn Sunday when The Iron Lady star took home top honors at the Orange British Academy Film Awards for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in the Franco-British biopic.

Streep, 62, who stumbled with one of her shoes as she headed to the stage – "That couldn't be worse," she said while accepting her award – told the audience she was "very proud" of her film, according to The Telegraph.

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George Clooney, Brad Pitt Receive BAFTA Nods | George Clooney

George Clooney, Brad Pitt Receive BAFTA Nods

Originally posted 01/18/2012 03:00PM

Awards season is in full swing and this year’s frontrunners are already becoming obvious – in England as well as America.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts have announced the new nominees, including, Golden Globe winnersGeorge Clooney, Jean Dujardin, Michelle Williams and Meryl Streep.

Meanwhile, the silent, black-and-white homage The Artist is quickly becoming the film to beat, leading the BAFTAs with 12 nominations, including best film, as well as acting nods for its two stars, Dujardin and Berenice Bejo.

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