Meryl Streep wins the Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts

american actress meryl streep was distinguished this Wednesday with the Spanish prize Princess of Asturias in his category of Arts by «to dignify the art of interpretation“, announced this Wednesday the jury of the most important prizes in the Ibero-American sphere.

«With his talent and rigor he has enabled different generations enjoy unforgettable performances, gaining the respect that this great art deserves». affirms the jury record about the 73-year-old interpreter, winner of three Oscars.

The nomination was proposed by Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar, what was it Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts in 2006and who reacted to the news with a statement assuring that Streep “does everything well and does everything naturally and truthfully.”

«Few actresses in the history of American cinema have the versatility from Meryl Streep,” added Almodovar.

«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”, affirmed the jury gathered in Oviedo (northwest), Where are these awards given? and where is it headquartered the foundation that grants them.

“Known mostly for her film roleshas stood out for its characteristic versatility, which is supported, According to critics, in a extraordinary ability to play a wide variety of characters and reproduce different accents”, continued the jury.

The Princess of Asturias Awards are intended, according to its foundation, to award «the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian work carried out by people, institutions, groups of people or institutions in the international arena”.

In this edition they competed for the Arts award a total of 44 applications from 20 nationalities.

Meryl Streep’s solid career

Streep’s career is filled with memorable roles.yes, like those of “Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)”, “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” (The French Lieutenant’s Wife, 1981), “Sophie’s Choice” (Sophie’s Decision, 1982), or Out of Africa (Memories of Africa).

Born in Summit, New Jersey (northeast), June 22, 1949, Mary Louise Streep, known as Meryl Streep, began his artistic studies at the age of twelve with singing classes and already in high school he added those of interpretation.

Graduated from Vassar College (1971) and the Yale School of Dramatic Art (1975), Streep began her career in New York theaters and acted in several Broadway productions, including the rerun in 1977 from Anton Chekhov’s drama “The Cherry Orchard”.

This award is the first of eight to be awarded to one per week to prominent people or institutions in various fields Worldwide.

In 2022, the prize for the arts went to into two flamenco figures, the cantaora Carmen Linares and the choreographer María Pagés.

In this section they have been honored in the past, characters from the seventh art such as Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese and Pedro Almodóvararchitects like Oscar Niemeyer, Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava and musicians like Ennio Morricone, Paco de Lucia and Bob Dylan.

These awards, instituted in 1981, are endowed with €50,000 (about $55,000) and a sculpture created by the late Catalan artist Joan Miro.

The awards, which take their name of the title of the heiress to the throne of the Spanish Crown, Princess Leonor, are delivered by kings in October at a ceremony in Oviedo, the capital of Asturias.