Movie: The Iron Lady
What it’s up for: Actress in a Leading Role (Meryl Streep), Makeup

I love watching movies about women. They are few and far between. I didn’t know much about Margaret Thatcher besides the fact that she was the British prime minister at one point. I came into the movie with high expectations and they were all met.

The story takes place in what I assume is present day. The movie goes back and forth between flash-backs and real-time to tell the story of Lady Thatcher’s life. It transitions smoothly between the two throughout the film and creates a poignant portrait of her life.

The use of color in this film was fabulous, as was the rest of the cinematography. It was engaging, emotional, and educational. I’m not sure how accurate the movie is as a whole, but the story was well done, regardless.

I love Meryl Streep and she was absolutely amazing in this movie. She had to play Margaret during multiple stages of life and she pulled each of them off thoroughly convincingly. Her makeup artist is a genius. I didn’t even recognize her in the first few opening scenes. He successfully aged Meryl and made her look like Lady Thatcher.

Leading actress: Probably.

Makeup: Probably.