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Meryl Streep, Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts 2023 at the proposal of Pedro Almodóvar

Meryl Streep, Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts 2023 at the proposal of Pedro Almodóvar

meryl streep has been awarded the 2023 Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts. This was announced by the jury at 12:00 p.m. meeting this Wednesday at the Eurostars de la Reconquista Hotel in Oviedo.

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With this award the forty-third edition of the Princess of Asturias Awards begins. This candidacy has been proposed by Pedro Almodovar, 2006 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts. A total of 44 candidates from 20 nationalities opted for this award.

Born in Summit (USA) on June 22, 1949, the American theater, film and television actress and singer began her artistic studies at the age of twelve with singing classes and already in high school she added acting classes.

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 the 1977 revival of cherry orchard, drama of Anton Chekhov.

With three Oscars, eight Golden Globes, two BAFTAs and three Emmys, after more than forty years of acting career, Meryl Streep is considered one of the best contemporary actresses. Known above all for her film roles, she has stood out for her characteristic versatility, which is supported, according to critics, by an extraordinary ability to interpret a wide variety of characters and reproduce different accents.

owns the absolute record for nominations for the Oscars (21) and Golden Globes (32) and is one of only two living actresses to have won the American Academy Award three times. The first one was for Best Supporting Actress for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), with which he also won the Golden Globe in the same category.

Meryl Streep: an acclaimed filmography

At the beginning of the eighties, she had her first leading roles, for which she was especially recognized: The French Lieutenant’s Wife (1981), for which he received a BAFTA and a Golden Globe, an award he repeated with Sophie’s decision (1982), with which he also won his second Oscar.

Movies like Memories of Africa (1985), iron stem (1987) and a scream in the dark (1988), for which she received an award at Cannes, are some of her best performances of that decade. Her filmography with some of her most emblematic characters includes The bridges of Madison (nineteen ninety five), Marvin’s room (nineteen ninety six), The hours (2002), The devil wears Prada (2006), The doubt (2008) -performance awarded by the Screen Actors Guild of the United States-, the musical Mama mia! (2008) and The woman of iron (2011), in the role of Margaret Thatcher, which earned him, in addition to a Golden Globe and a BAFTA, his third Oscar.

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016), The Pentagon Files (2017), little women (2019), let them talk (2020) and don’t look up (2021) are some of his latest works.

philanthropist and committed to defending women’s rights and gender equality, He has been a member of the advisory board of the organization Equality Now and in 2018 he participated in the documentary This Changes Everything, about gender discrimination in Hollywood.

Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, Streep has received numerous honorary awards such as the César (France, 2003), the Donostia at the San Sebastian Festival (Spain, 2008), the Golden Bear at the Berlin Festival (Germany, 2012), the Stanley Kubrick Britannia (United Kingdom, 2015) and the Cecil B DeMille (USA, 2017), among others, and was awarded the 2010 National Medal of Arts and the 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts is awarded to “the work of creating, cultivating and perfecting cinematography, theatre, dance, music, photography, painting, sculpture, architecture and other artistic manifestations”.

Each Princess of Asturias Award is endowed with a sculpture of Joan Miro -representative symbol of the award-, an accrediting diploma, a badge and the cash amount of fifty thousand euros.

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