MUMBAI: Academy award winner Meryl Streep will be awarded an Honorary Golden Bear for Lifetime Achievement at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival on February 14.
This will be followed by a screening of her latest work The Iron Lady in which she portrays Great Britain’s former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Streep who has appeared in over 40 films has received 16 nominations for the Academy awards (two wins) and 18 Golden Globe nominations and seven wins.
“We are delighted to be able to award the Honorary Golden Bear to such a terrific artist and world star. Meryl Streep is a brilliant, versatile performer who moves with ease between dramatic and comedic roles,” Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick has been quoted to have said.
Meryl Streep won her first Oscar for the divorce drama Kramer vs. Kramer and the second for her performance in Sophie’s Choice. Recently, she received a Golden Globe nomination for her role as Margaret Thatcher in the upcoming film The Iron Lady.