On April 26 it was announced that one of our favorite actresses received one of the most prestigious awards in Spain. We are referring to the unique Meryl Streep, who was selected to receive the Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts for “dignifying the art of interpretation.”
Very well deserved, of course, because it is no secret to anyone that in his almost 50-year career he has developed a brilliant career in which he has “brought to life rich and complex female characters that invite reflection”, as the jury detailed it in its minutes.
With his talent and rigor, he has enabled different generations to enjoy unforgettable performances, gaining the respect that this great art deserves.
It should be noted that the candidacy was proposed by none other than the Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar, who was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts in 2006. The filmmaker was quick to react to the news, assuring that Meryl “does everything well and with the naturalness and truth that is required”, as well as that few actresses in American cinema have the versatility of Meryl Streep.
The Princess of Asturias Awards for the Arts were instituted in 1981 and are endowed with some 55,000 dollars and a statuette created by the late Catalan artist Joan Miró. In addition, they are intended to reward “the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian work carried out by individuals, institutions, groups of individuals or international institutions”.
The award received this name due to the title of the heiress to the throne of the Spanish Crown, Princess Leonor. In addition, they are delivered by the kings in October, in a ceremony in Oviedo, the capital of Asturias.
Other personalities that have been honored with this award are Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Ennio Morricone, Paco de Lucía and Bob Dylan. She now played Meryl Streep’s turn, growing her multiple awards, including her three Oscars. !! Congratulations!!