10th June 2023
Barcelona News Catalonia News Culture Film Madrid News Main News

Meryl Streep wins Spain’s Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts

Meryl Streep has won one of Spain’s most prestigious awards in the arts for her long career of acting excellence, the jury of the Princess of Asturias awards announced on Wednesday.

The jury said that in her nearly five decades on screen, Streep has ‘developed a brilliant career that has given life to full and complex feminine characters which inspire reflection and a critical spirit in the spectator’.

The 73-year-old actress has won multiple accolades, including three Oscars for her work in Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie’s Choice and The Iron Lady.

Spanish film director Pedro Almódovar who had submitted Streep’s nomination to the jury, said:

‘Few actresses in American film history have the versatility of Meryl Streep, an actress with a wide range of registers and a mastery of all genres, including comedy, drama and musicals, among others. She does it all so well and all so naturally and truthfully. Meryl Streep is a truly worthy recipient of this year’s Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts.’

The €50,000 award is one of eight prizes covering the arts, communication, science and other areas that are handed out annually by the foundation named for Spanish Crown Princess Leonor.

Flamenco musical artists Carmen Linares and María Pagés won the arts award last year. Other past winners include English director Peter Brook, and American directors Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola.

The prizes are among the most prestigious in the Spanish-speaking world. The awards ceremony takes place each October in the northern Spanish city of Oviedo.

Sign up for the FREE Weekly Newsletter from Spain in English.

Please support Spain in English with a donation.

Click here to get your business activity or services listed on our DIRECTORY.

Click here for further details on how to ADVERTISE with us.


Recent Posts

Spain’s left-wing Podemos group votes to run in election with Díaz’s Sumar

News Desk

New museum in Madrid, the Royal Collections Gallery, opens end of June

News Desk

This year’s Spring has been the hottest and second driest on record in Spain

News Desk

EU’s Court of Justice rejects Barcelona’s ride-hailing restrictions

News Desk

German-led campaign to boycott Spanish strawberries angers farmers

News Desk

Spain’s Catholic bishops find evidence of 728 sexual abusers within church since 1945

News Desk

Leave a Comment