Meryl Streep: Receives Golden Bear lifetime achievement at Berlin Film Festival
Critically acclaimed actress Meryl Streep has been awarded the Golden Bear lifetime achievement award at the Berlin Film Festival.
On Tuesday, Meryl Streep was handed the prize by Jake Gyllenhaal, a member of the festival's 2012 jury, during a special ceremony at Berlinale Palace.
The genius had previously been handed several presents earlier in the day at a press conference, including a Russian doll from one reporter, while another gave her a large bouquet of flowers.
While receiving the bouquet, streep joked: "How beautiful! My husband didn't send me flowers, so thank God for Dieter!"
The actress has won a number of awards for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in 'The Iron Lady', including 'Best Actress' at the 2012 BAFTAs on Sunday.
The 'Iron Lady' star recently stated that she was "deeply honoured" to receive an Oscar nomination for her role.