Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Barbra Streisand Will Get Lifetime Achievement Award from SAG This Winter at Annual Show


SAG will give its annual Lifetime Achievement Award to Barbra Streisand this winter.

Streisand is currently on the best sellers lists with her 992 page book, “My Name is…Barbra.” The SAG Award is for her many films in which she acted or directed or both.

The SAG Awards will be presented on Netflix on February 24th.

“Ever since I was a young girl sitting in the Loew’s Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, I dreamed of being one of those actresses I saw on the screen,” Streisand, 81, said in a statement. “The movies were a portal to a world I could only imagine. Even though I was an unlikely candidate, somehow my dream came true. This award is especially meaningful to me because it comes from my fellow actors, whom I so admire.”

Streisand definitely deserves this award. She’s persisted in a man’s world, bucking the system to get her work done. It was not easy by a long shot. More power to her!

As for the SAG Awards, they used to be a good predictor of the Oscars. It’s unclear if they still are. But the Best Ensemble Award gives an idea of what will be named Best Picture. This year’s Best Ensemble nominees should be drawn from a list including Oppenheimer, Killers of the Flower Moon, Air, The Color Purple, and Poor Things. Anyway that’s my guess.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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