According to PSIFF, the Icon Award “honors a creative talent who, through the course of his or her career, has created a body of work which symbolizes the highest level of achievement in the motion picture art form.”
“We’re overjoyed to recognize Meryl Streep for yet another Oscar-worthy performance in August: Osage County,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “Meryl Streep’s portrayal of Violet Weston, the matriarch of a dysfunctional family reunited by a tragic incident, will be remembered in her long list of iconic character roles. The Palm Springs International Film Festival is honored to present the 2014 Icon Award to Meryl Streep.”
Other 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival award winners include Sandra Bullock, Bruce Dern, Tom Hanks, Matthew McConaughey, Steve McQueen, Thomas Newman, Lupita Nyong’o, Julia Roberts and the cast of American Hustle.
Streep won her first Oscar for her supporting performance in 1979’s Kramer vs Kramer. She earned her second Oscar for her lead role in 1982’s Sophie’s Choice with her third Oscar coming for portraying former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 2011’s The Iron Lady.
-Posted by Rebecca Murray
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