Meryl Streep

Actress Meryl Streep accepts the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in "The Iron Lady" at the 84th Academy Awards. (Reuters / February 27, 2012)

The press are supposed to be non-partisan and used to all this, but every once in a while...

When Meryl Streep was announced as the (somewhat) surprise winner of the Best Actress Oscar, the journalists here assembled gasped, applauded and were pretty darn happy.

Streep has been so good for so long, it's nice to see her recognized once again. And her acceptance speech was both a stitch, and heartfelt.