Meryl Streep will receive the TIFF Tribute Actor Award at Toronto International Film Festival’s inaugural TIFF Tribute Gala.
Streep, who stars in Steven Soderbergh’s Panama Papers dark comedy The Laundromat for Netflix that will receive its North American premiere in Toronto, will collect the honour on September 9 at Fairmont Royal York.
TIFF will announce one more recipient of the TIFF Tribute Actor Award in the coming weeks. The new awards event is an annual fundraiser sponsored by RBC to support TIFF’s year-round programmes.
“Meryl Streep is undoubtedly one of the most talented and versatile actors of her generation,” said TIFF co-head Joana Vicente. “Her tremendous contribution to cinema, television, and the stage spans five decades; from her early roles in The Deer Hunter, Kramer vs. Kramer, and Sophie’s Choice to later films including The Devil Wears Prada, The Iron Lady, and The Post, she has portrayed characters that are as compelling as they are timeless. TIFF could not be more thrilled to honour such a skilled and exemplary artist.”
TIFF previously announced that Participant Media will receive the TIFF Impact Award at the gala, which founder and chairman Jeff Skoll and CEO David Linde will collect.
The recipient of the Mary Pickford Award honouring a female emerging talent in the industry will be announced shortly. MGM will present the inaugural award, in celebration of United Artists’ 100th anniversary.
The 44th Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 5–15.