Barbra Streisand is going to be given The American Society of Cinematographers Board of Governors Award at their Annual ASC Awards gala in Los Angeles in February. The ASC says the award is because her accomplishments in entertainment and filmmaking are ‘unparalleled’. They are definitely correct there.
With a few female directors now active in the movie industry, you don’t always remember what a pioneer Barbra Streisand was.
She was the first American woman to direct, write, produce and star in a movie when she created ‘Yentl‘ (move over, Angelina Jolie, Barbra did get there first) and has also directed, produced and starred in two other movies – ‘The Prince of Tides‘ and ‘The Mirror Has Two Faces‘.
Add in her amazing number of awards, including two Oscars, five Emmys, four Golden Globes, and a Tony, and it’s no wonder Streisand is receiving the ASC award. She is incredibly accomplished.
As for Barbra Streisand and singing, she has sold more than 245 million albums world-wide, has had one of the highest-grossing tours of all time (at the age of 64, no less), has 52 gold records, more than any other female singer in history, and is the only singer ever to have number one albums in each of the last six decades.
So, yes, Barbra Streisand will be receiving the The American Society of Cinematographers Board of Governors Award in February. Hard to think of anyone more deserving.