Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, co-heads of Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), last week announced that three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep will be honoured with the TIFF Tribute Actor Award.
Taking place on 9 September during the 44th TIFF, the honouring event will be in the annual fundraiser that support TIFF’s year-round programmes and core mission to transform the way people see the world through film, and to celebrate the film industry’s outstanding contributors. The 44th TIFF runs on 5-15 September.
With an extensive film, television, and stage career extending over 40 years, Streep has won several awards, mainly three Academy Awards. In 2018, she set an unsurpassed record with her 21st Oscar nomination for her role in The Post.
She has been nominated for 31 Golden Globes, winning eight times, and in 2017 she was the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
Streep currently stars in the Emmy Award–winning series Big Little Lies, and will also star with Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas in Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming film The Laundromat, which will have its North American Premiere at TIFF this September.
“Streep is undoubtedly one of the most talented and versatile actors of her generation,” said Vicente. “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 honour such a skilled and exemplary artist.”