Meryl Streep receives palm of honor at the Cannes Film Festival

According to Variety, actress Meryl Streep will receive the Palm of Honor d’Or the opening ceremony of the 77th Cannes Film Festival.

In a joint statement, Cannes Film Festival President Iris Knobloch and General Delegate Thierry Frémaux said: “We all have a bit of Meryl Streep in us! We all have something of Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie’s Choice, Out of Africa, The Bridges of Madison County, The Devil Wears Prada and Mamma Mia! Having spanned nearly 50 years of cinema and embodied countless masterpieces, Meryl Streep is part of our collective imagination, our shared love of cinema.”

Commenting on the award, Streep emphasized the importance of Cannes for artists and filmmakers, saying: “I am immeasurably honored to receive the news of this prestigious award. Winning an award at Cannes, in front of the international community of artists, has always been the highest achievement in the art of filmmaking. Standing in the shadow of those who have been honored before is both humbling and exhilarating. I’m really looking forward to coming to France in May to thank everyone personally.”

Streep has appeared in numerous films throughout her career and has the distinction of being the most nominated person in the acting categories at the Academy Awards. Some of her musical roles include Mamma Mia! and its sequel, Into the Woods, and Mary Poppins Returns. She will also appear in the fourth season of Only Murders in the Building, reprising her role from season 3.

The Cannes Film Festival is an annual festival that takes place in France and showcases new films of all genres. The upcoming festival will take place for the 77th time this year on May 14 and 15. Barbie’s Greta Gerwig will chair the jury this year. Other recipients of the Palm of Honor d’Or include Michael Douglas, Tom Cruise, Forest Whitaker and Jodie Foster. George Lucas and Studio Ghibli will also receive the award this year.

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