The Iron Lady, directed by prominent gay director Phyllida
Lloyd, has been nominated for two categories in the 84th Academy
Starring Meryl Streep, who plays former prime minister Margaret
Thatcher, the film has been shortlisted for best actress in a
leading role whilst Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland have been
nominated for the best makeup category.
The Iron Lady took the UK by storm on its opening weekend, taking
It is currently on general release, but had a technical release of
just four prints on 30 December to qualify for the Academy Awards -
casually referred to as the Oscars.
Lloyd, 54, was awarded a CBE in 2010 and has been ranked as one of
the 101 most influential gays and lesbians in the UK by The
Her previous cinematic success, 2008's Mamma Mia!, smashed box
office records and has since made over £609 million, becoming the
highest grossing musical film worldwide.
The Academy Awards will be broadcast live on 26 February on