Barbra Streisand has been selected to receive the American Society of Cinematographers 2015 Board of Governors Award, which will be bestowed at the group’s 29th annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards gala February 15 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
The ASC Board of Governors Award is given to an individual who has made extraordinary achievements in advancing the art and craft of filmmaking. Previous recipients include Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Christopher Nolan, Warren Beatty, Francis Ford Coppola, Sally Field, Morgan Freeman, Ron Howard, Sydney Pollack, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg, among others.
Streisand is the only artist to win Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, DGA, Golden Globe, and Peabody Awards, as well as a National Medal of Honor, France’s Légion d’honneur, the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors.
Her two Oscars came in 1968 for Best Actress in her acting debut in Funny Girl and in 1977 for Best Song for A Star Is Born. Her directing debut, 1983’s Yentl, earned five Oscar noms, and she went on to direct, produce and star in pics The Prince Of Tides and A Mirror Has Two Faces — earning 14 nominations among them.
Her latest project that she is attached to: directing an untitled love story based on the relationship between photographer Margaret Bourke-White and author Erskine Caldwell.
“Barbra Streisand’s accomplishments across the entertainment industry are unparalleled, and we look forward to celebrating her groundbreaking contributions to the art of filmmaking,” said ASC president Richard Crudo in announcing the award. “The three films that Ms. Streisand directed have earned 14 Academy Award nominations, and her skill in working with cinematographers in achieving her vision is a hallmark of her directorial work.”
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