Meryl Streep, Princess of Asturias Art Prize

Meryl Streep has been awarded the 2023 Princess of Asturias Art Prize, the foundation announced Wednesday. The actress takes over from singer Carmen Linares and dancer and choreographer María Bagis, who received the same distinction in 2022. A total of 44 nominees from 20 nationalities chose the honor. It was suggested by Pedro Almodóvar. The prize awarded a sculpture of Joan Miró – a symbol of decoration – an accreditation certificate, a badge and a cash sum of 50,000 euros.

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The jury, chaired by Miguel Zogaza Miranda, chose the American to “honor the art of interpretation and ensure that morality and consistency transcend through her work the virtue of asserting that human beings, especially women, must transcend and stand out from their uniqueness.”

Over five decades, she has developed a remarkable career serializing interpretations in which she gives life to rich and complex female characters, which invite reflection and shape the critical spirit of the viewer. Armed only with their gestures, their voice and their looks, impeccable interpretive technique.

Finally, they praise his work as “a tireless campaigner for equality. With his talent and tenacity he has enabled different generations to enjoy unforgettable performances, earning the respect this great art deserves.”

An extensive and award-winning career

Mary Louise Streep, better known as Meryl Streep, was born on June 22, 1949 in Summit (USA) and began studying singing at the age of twelve. Arriving at the institute, she added an interpreting training. He later graduated from Vassar College and Yale School of Performing Arts. From there, he launched his career in New York theaters, staging several Broadway shows, including a 1977 revival of Cherry orchard by Anton Chekhov.

The first leading roles in cinema came to him at the beginning of the eighties, most notably French lieutenant’s wife (1981) and Mystical decision (1982). Considered one of the greatest contemporary actresses, she has won three Academy Awards – and holds the record for nominations with a total of 21-8 Golden Globes, two BAFTAs and three Emmy Awards.

In his vast career spanning more than four decades, films such as Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Out of Africa (1985)And Madison Bridges (nineteen ninety-five), hours (2002), Satan wears purdah (2006), doubt (2008), Iron woman (2011), The Pentagon Files (2017) and Little women (2019). The last feature film he released was do not search By Adam McKay in 2021.

On TV, this year he appeared in A challenging future It will be in the third season of Only murders in the buildingWhat is it offline shooting. Previously participated in other series such as Big Little Lies (2019), Web Cure (2010) and holocaust (1978). In theatre, works like Courage of a mother and her children (2006), The seagull (2001), Cherry orchard (1977) and 27 wagons full of cotton (1976).

Streep is also a philanthropist and has repeatedly demonstrated her commitment to championing women’s rights and gender equality. He was part of the advisory board for Equality Now and in 2018 took part in the documentary This changes everythingOn gender discrimination in Hollywood.

The actress is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in France. His talent has been recognized with other honorary awards such as César (France, 2003), Donostia at the San Sebastian Festival (Spain, 2008), Golden Bear at the Berlin Festival (Germany, 2012), Stanley Kubrick’s Britannia (UK, 2015) and Cecil B. DeMille (USA, 2017).

With Zogaza Miranda, they formed part of the jury for the Princess of the Arts Award Aaron Zápico Braña, Claude Boussac, María de Corral López Dorega, Carlos Fitz-James Stewart Martínez de Irujo, Duke of Alba, Josep Maria Flotats Becas, Dionisio Gonzalez Romero, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Sergio Gutierrez Sanchez, Maribel Lopez Zambrana, Antonio Lucas Herrero, Juan Matapush Griful, Helena Pimenta Hernandez, Sandra Rotondo Urcula, Martha Thornbia Tadanori Yamaguchi.

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