The American artist Meryl Streep was honored, on Wednesday, with the Spanish Princess of Asturias Award for her Arts category in the category “Honoring the Art of Acting,” the jury of the most important awards in the Ibero-American region announced, on Wednesday.
“Thanks to his talent and tenacity, he has enabled different generations to enjoy unforgettable performances, earning the respect this great art deserves.”The jury report on the 73-year-old translator confirms, Winner of three Oscars.
The candidacy was proposed by a Spanish film director Pedro Almodovarwho was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for Art in 2006, and who responded to the news with a statement confirming that Streep “does everything well and does everything naturally and honestly.”
Few actresses in the history of American cinema possess such finesse Meryl StreepAlmodovar added.
“I am honored to receive this prestigious award from one of the most talented countries and cultures in the world.”In a statement, Streep said he was “very excited” to receive the award in October and to “spend some time” in Spain, a “beautiful country”.
“With three Academy Awards, eight Golden Globes, two BAFTAs and three Emmy Awards, after more than forty years of acting career, Meryl Streep is considered one of the finest contemporary actresses.confirmed the meeting of the jury in Oviedo (Northwest), where these distinctions are presented and the institution that awards them.
Known above all for her cinematic roles, she was distinguished by her distinctive versatility, which, according to critics, is supported by an extraordinary ability to interpret a wide variety of characters and to reproduce different accents.The jury continued.
Princess of Asturias Awards It is intended, according to its establishment, to reward “scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian work carried out by persons, institutions or groups of persons or institutions in the international arena”.
In this edition, a total of 44 candidates from 20 nationalities competed for the Arts Prize.
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Streep’s career has been filled with memorable roles, including those of Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)”, “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” (The Lieutenant’s Woman, 1981), “Sophie’s Choice” (Sophie’s Decision, 1982), or “Out of Africa” (Memories of Africa).
Mary Louise Streep, better known as Meryl Streep, was born in Summit, New Jersey (Northeast), on June 22, 1949. She completed her art studies at the age of twelve with singing lessons and in high school she added acting lessons.
A graduate of Vassar College (1971) and the Yale School of Drama (1975), Streep began her career in New York theaters and starred in several Broadway productions, including a 1977 revival of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Blossom Garden.
This award is the first of eight that will be awarded one per week to outstanding individuals or organizations in various fields around the world.
In 2022, the Arts Prize will be awarded to two flamenco figures, singer Carmen Linares and choreographer María Bagis.
In this section Seventh Art figures of the past such as Woody AllenAnd Martin Scorsese And Pedro AlmodovarArchitects, such as Oscar NiemeyerAnd Frank Gehry And Santiago Calatrava And musicians love Ennio MorriconeAnd Paco de Lucia And Bob Dylan.
Established in 1981, the prizes are awarded €50,000 (about $55,000) and a sculpture by the late Catalan artist Joan Miró.
The two awards, which take their name from the title of the heir to the throne of Spain, Princess Leonor, were presented by the king and queen in October at a ceremony in Oviedo, the capital of Asturias.