Barbra Streisand will receive the 2024 SAG Life Achievement Award

Barbra Streisand will receive the 2024 SAG Life Achievement Award
Barbra Streisand will receive the 2024 SAG Life Achievement Award

Barbra Streisand, the Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress, singer, producer, writer and director, has been selected for the 2024 SAG Life Achievement Award.

The award, presented by SAG-AFTRA in recognition of professional achievements, humanitarian achievements and “the best ideals of the acting profession,” will be presented on February 24 at the 30th annual SAG Awards.

The news comes as Streisand releases her memoir: My name is Barbarain November.

Streisand is an EGOT winner with two Oscars (Best Actress). Funny girl in 1968 and original song for the love theme A star is born in 1977), four Emmys, ten Grammys and a Tony Award for Star of the Decade in 1970. The latter followed nominations for the musicals I can get it for you wholesale In 1962 she made her acting debut playing the role of Fanny Brice in the stage version of Funny girl in 1964.

That same year, she won her first Grammys for her 1963 debut The Barbra Streisand album, and has a total of 46 Grammy nominations in a career that has produced 80 albums. She remains the only artist to have a no. 1 album in the past sixty years. Her singing paved the way for several TV variety shows and specials; She won Emmys for them in three different decades.

Behind the camera, in 1983, she became the first woman to write, direct, produce and star in a major motion picture. Yentl, her directorial debut, which earned five Oscar nominations. She also directed Prince of Tides (seven Oscar nominations in 1991) and The mirror has two faces (two Oscar nominations in 1996).

“Barbra Streisand is an icon and an unmatched talent, a force of nature who has woven her genius seamlessly into the fabric of our industry,” SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher said in a press release Wednesday announcing the news has. “From her early days captivating audiences on Broadway to her unforgettable roles in classic films such as Funny girl, Just like we wereAnd A star is bornBarbra’s ability to authentically embody her characters is nothing short of extraordinary.

Streisand: “Ever since I was a young girl sitting in the Loew’s Kings Theater in Brooklyn, I dreamed of being one of those actresses I saw on the screen. The films were a gateway to a world I could only imagine. Even though I was an unlikely candidate, somehow my dream came true. This award means a lot to me because it comes from my fellow actors who I admire so much.”

Her awards include the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015, a Kennedy Center Honor in 2008, an AFI Live Achievement Award in 2001, and a Cecil B. DeMille Award from the Golden Globes in 1999.

The 30th SAG Awards will air live on Netflix from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on February 24 at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT. Nominations will be announced on January 10.

Source: Deadline

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