LOS ANGELES (January 14, 2015) - Award-winning actress-director-producer-writer-singer Barbra Streisand will receive the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) 2015 Board of Governors Award. The Oscar®-winning filmmaker and entertainer will be honored during the 29th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards gala here on February 15 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
"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. "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 is the only artist to achieve 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 (1968), 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 (1976).
She has starred in such memorable films as THE PRINCE OF TIDES (1991); HELLO, DOLLY! (1969); ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER (1970); A STAR IS BORN; and THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES (1996).
In 1983, Streisand became the first American woman to direct, write, produce and star in a feature-length motion picture, YENTL. Her directorial debut won her Golden Globes for Best Director and Best Motion Picture, and the film earned five Oscar nominations.
Streisand also directed, produced and starred in THE PRINCE OF TIDES and THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES, which together earned nine Oscar nominations.
Streisand returned to the big screen in 2004, after a hiatus, to star in MEET THE FOCKERS, which became the highest grossing live-action comedy film at that time.
In addition to the two Oscars she has on her shelf, Streisand earned three additional nominations. Her multiple awards include five Emmy Awards, three Peabody Awards, and 10 Grammy Awards including Grammy's Lifetime Achievement and Legend Awards. She also has earned a record 12 Golden Globes.
In the field of recording, she has sold more albums than any other female artist among a long list of achievements, including her recent feat of becoming the only artist to achieve No.1 albums in six consecutive decades.
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.
For more information regarding the ASC Awards, visit the ASC website at www.theasc.com, or call 323-969-4333.