Who won the Oscar for Best Actress in 2012?

Who won the award for Best Actress at the 2012 Oscars?

The 2012 Academy Award for Best Actress went to Meryl Streep for her portrayal of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, in the movie ‘The Iron Lady’.

The losing nominees in the Best Actress category for that year were Glenn Close in ‘Albert Nobbs’, Michelle Williams in ‘My Week with Marilyn’, Rooney Mara in ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ and Viola Davis in ‘The Help’.

This was Meryl Streep’s third Oscar having won her first 33 years earlier in 1979. There she won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the film ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’.