Meryl Streep is to receive the Toronto Film Festival’s (Sept. 5-15) TIFF Tribute Actor Award at this year’s inaugural TIFF Tribute Gala event.
Three-time Oscar winner Streep most recently starred in HBO’s “Big Little Lies” and has Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming “The Laundromat” at festivals this fall. The feature will have its North American premiere at TIFF. In 2018, she set a record with her 21st Oscar nomination for her role in “The Post.”
Taking place on Monday, Sept. 9 at Fairmont Royal York, the Gala is an annual fundraiser to support TIFF’s year-round programs.
“Meryl Streep is undoubtedly one of the most talented and versatile actors of her generation,” said TIFF co-head Joana 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 honor such a skilled and exemplary artist.”
One other recipient of the TIFF Tribute Actor Award will be announced in the coming weeks. TIFF previously announced that Participant Media will receive the TIFF Impact Award at the Gala, accepted by founder and chairman Jeff Skoll and CEO David Linde.