By now we should know that we don’t deserve, as humanity, Meryl Streep. The 21-time Oscar nominee (which is said soon) and winner of three statuettes now she will have a new trophy to put on her shelf, an honor that until now only had another actress, Núria Espert, who achieved it in 2016: the Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts.
From prize to prize
The jury has awarded him the prize by absolute unanimity. In front of her, another 43 candidacies from a total of twenty different countries that the actress has surpassed thanks to his appearance in films like ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’, ‘The Bridges of Madison’, ‘Sophie’s Decision’ and, why not, ‘Mamma mia!’. This It is not the first award that he has received for an entire career: in 2010 she was awarded the US National Medal of Arts and in 2004 she was the youngest actress to receive a tribute from the American Film Institute.
In this case, the jury has given him the prize for “dignify the art of interpretation and ensure that ethics and coherence transcend through her work, with the virtue of emphasizing that human beings, and specifically women, must beat and stand out from their singularity, from their difference”. The actress will receive it in Oviedo in Octoberthus taking over from other industry milestones such as Martin Scorsese, John Williams, Ennio Morricone, Michael Haneke, Woody Allen or Pedro Almodóvar.
Throughout five decades, Meryl Streep has developed a brilliant career chaining performances in which she gives life to rich and complex female characters, which invite reflection and the formation of the viewer’s critical spirit. The honesty and responsibility in the choice of her works, at the service of inspiring and exemplary narratives, go beyond the screen and the stages with an impeccable acting technique, armed only with her gestures, voice and gaze. She is a tireless activist in favor of equality, with her talent and rigor she has enabled different generations to enjoy unforgettable performances, gaining the respect that this great art deserves.
Streep, by the way, has already filmed her role in the third season of ‘Only murders in the building’ and, although she has not had much impact despite her incredible cast, has been present in the recently released ‘A challenging future’, the Apple TV+ series. Come on, with or without a prize we have a lot of Meryl Streep ahead of us.
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