Meryl Streep is the most nominated actress in Oscar history (21 and still counting). in September this year at the Toronto International Film Festival, she will also become the first-ever TIFF Tribute Actor Award honoree.
TIFF announced today in an official statement released by co-head Joana Vicente, “Meryl Streep is undoubtedly one of the most talented and versatile actors of her generation. Her tremendous contribution to cinema, television, and the stage spans five decades; from her early roles in ‘The Deer Hunter’, ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’, and ‘Sophie’s Choice’ to later films including ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, ‘The Iron Lady’ and ‘The Post’. She has portrayed characters that are as compelling as they are timeless. TIFF could not be more thrilled to honor such a skilled and exemplary artist.”
Streep will be awarded the title at the Tribute Gala on September 9 at Fairmont Royal Oak. Streep’s starred in film ‘The Laundromat’ by Steven Soderbergh will also debut at the festival for its North American premiere.
A strong contender during award season, Meryl has enveloped every recognizable award for the shelf, ranging from her three Oscar wins through to her Emmy for HBO’s mini-series ‘Angels in America’.
TIFF begins from September 5 to 15.