Hollywood veteran actress, Meryl Streep, known for award winning roles in films like, “Kramer vs. Kramer”, “The Iron Lady”, “Sophie’s Choice” and “Julie and Julia”, will soon be adding another award to her kitty. The three time Oscar winning actress will be presented with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of her 40 years in the Hollywood film industry.
The organisers of the Golden Globe awards, which are held annually, made this announcement on Friday.
The awards, which are decided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, released a statement saying that, “She [Streep] has always taken roles with strong female leads, creating art by showing vulnerability and portraying truth on the big screen. Simply put, she is a trailblazer, having paved the way for women in television, film and stage.”
The statement went on to add that, “For shattering gender and age barriers, all with finesse and grace, the HFPA is humbled to bestow this honour upon her.”
The Golden Globe Awards, which are held yearly, are one of the biggest awards in Hollywood. The ceremony will be held on January 8, 2017.
Streep, known for playing powerful and praiseworthy characters, so far holds the record for the highest number of Oscar nominations. She has been nominated 19 times so far and is also one of the six actors to have received three or more competitive Academy Awards for acting.
She rose to fame with the movie Kramer vs. Kramer, in the 1979, for which she also received an Academy Award for the best supporting actress.
Today, at the age of 67, when most actresses face the prospect of a grim acting career, Streep is still going strong.