Duh. This was announced like 90 seconds ago. There was no real surprise to me in the Best Actress category. Some people I'm sure will be surprised that Glenn Close was nominated for Albert Nobbs, but let's remember that this is actors nominating actors. They'll tend to gravitate toward veterans and "overdue" actors more easily than would the Academy or highbrowed critics groups. I switched the tv over to TNT at the last moment and happened to see that Jessica Chastain (The Help) and Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) were both nominated for Supporting Actress. Good for them!
As for Miss Meryl, like I said, it was expected based on how things have gone over the last month. I'll be interested to see people on the blogs foam at the mouth over their elations and disappointments. It'll be the unexpected noms that will of course get the most talk. Regardless, congratulations, Meryl.