FILE PHOTO: Biopic Roles Traditionally Lead As Oscar Nominations Are Announced

(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between (L) Margaret Thatcher and actress Meryl Streep. Oscar hype continues this week with the announcement of the nominations for the 84th Academy Awards. Luise Rainer became the first actress to receive an Academy Award for her role in the 1936 biopic 'The Great Ziegfeld,' playing stage performer Anna Held. Over half of the last ten Oscars for best actor or actress have been for performances in a biopic. ***LEFT IMAGE***1980: British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher takes the applause during the Conservative Party Conference on October 10, 1980 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Geoff Bruce/Central Press/Getty Images)***RIGHT IMAGE***ROME - OCTOBER 23: Meryl Streep attends the Official Awards Ceremony during Day 9 of the 4th International Rome Film Festival held at the Auditorium Parco della Musica on October 23, 2009 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between (L) Margaret Thatcher and actress Meryl Streep. Oscar hype continues this week with the announcement of the nominations for the 84th Academy Awards. Luise Rainer became the first actress to receive an Academy Award for her role in the 1936 biopic 'The Great Ziegfeld,' playing stage performer Anna Held. Over half of the last ten Oscars for best actor or actress have been for performances in a biopic. ***LEFT IMAGE***1980: British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher takes the applause during the Conservative Party Conference on October 10, 1980 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Geoff Bruce/Central Press/Getty Images)***RIGHT IMAGE***ROME - OCTOBER 23: Meryl Streep attends the Official Awards Ceremony during Day 9 of the 4th International Rome Film Festival held at the Auditorium Parco della Musica on October 23, 2009 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO:  Biopic Roles Traditionally Lead As Oscar Nominations Are Announced
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Contact your local office for all commercial or promotional uses.FILE PHOTO COMPOSITE OF TWO IMAGES - a comparison has been made between (L) Margaret Thatcher and actress Meryl Streep. Original image ids are 73931504, 92306253
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