8:00am PT by Carolyn Giardina
Barbra Streisand to Be Honored by Cinematographers
Barbra Streisand will receive the American Society of Cinematographers Board of Governors Award during the 29th annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards, Feb. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
The Award is given to an individual who has made extraordinary achievements in advancing the art and craft of filmmaking. “We look forward to celebrating her groundbreaking contributions to the art of filmmaking,” said ASC president Richard Crudo. “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.”
She has earned Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Directors Guild of America, 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.
Streisand won a best actress Oscar for Funny Girl, which was her first role in a motion picture. She also was honored with an Academy Award as the composer of the song Evergreen for her production, A Star Is Born.
In 1983, Streisand became the first American woman to direct, write, produce and star in a feature-length motion picture, Yentl. She also directed, produced and starred in The Prince of Tides and The Mirror Has Two Faces.