It's time -- way past time, actually -- for Meryl Streep to win another Academy Award. The greatest living actress has been nominated 17 times for Oscars but has won only two, and both of them came no less than three decades ago ("Sophie's Choice" and "Kramer vs. Kramer").
Meanwhile, she keeps putting in one brilliant performance after another, with her portrayal of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in this year's "The Iron Lady" just one more example. Think of her in movies such as "Silkwood," "Out of Africa," "Julie & Julia," "The Devil Wears Prada," "Doubt" and so many more. Astonishingly, she hasn't won an Academy Award for a single one of them.
So when Sunday night's Academy Awards broadcast comes along, I'll be rooting for a small chip to be made in this massive injustice.
This Huffington Post piece on Streep by a BBC reporter attests to how well she played Thatcher.
And here's a slideshow of Streep's losing Oscar bids.