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Toronto, July 26 (Canadian-Media): An announcement was made today by Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, that three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep will be honoured with the TIFF Tribute Actor Award, Sponsored by RBC at this year’s new TIFF Tribute Gala awards event, TIFF reports said.
Meryl Streep. Image credit: Twitter handle
“Meryl 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.”
Streep would receive the award during TIFF Tribute Gala awards event, an annual fundraiser to support TIFF’s year-round programmes and its outstanding contributors, taking place on Monday, September 9 at Fairmont Royal York, during the 44th TIFF , which will run from September 5–15, 2019.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)