2009 Honorary David Camera

Mrs. Barbra Streisand

The Honorary David Camera is dedicated to Ms. Streisand as an appreciation of her legendary achievement in the world of art, politic and philanthropy.

Actress/singer/director/writer/composer/producer/designer/activist/philanthropist Barbra Streisand is the only artist ever to receive Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Directors Guild of America, Golden Globe, National Endowment for the Arts and Peabody Awards, as well as the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She is also the first female film director to receive the Kennedy Center Honors.

She won Oscars for both Best Actress and Best Song Composer, and the three films she directed received 14 Oscar nominations. A leading film star in dramas, comedies and musicals, her latest film became the top-grossing live-action comedy ever.

She has produced albums reaching number one in four consecutive decades and is the top album-selling female recording artist. A ten-time Grammy honoree, her 51 gold albums, 30 platinum albums,18 multi-platinum albums and 29 top ten albums are all records for female singers.

Her civil rights activism and philanthropic pursuits are just as impressive. The Streisand Foundation has given millions of dollars to 700 non-profit organizations and she has raised many millions more through her performances.

The career of Barbra Streisand has been paved with bold, creative achievements and highlighted by a series of firsts.

"The Prince of Tides" was the first motion picture directed by its female star ever to receive a Best Director nomination from the Directors Guild of America as well as seven Academy Award nominations. Barbra Streisand produced the heralded drama in addition to directing and starring in it. (She and co-director Dwight Hemion won DGA Best Director honors in 1994 for her television special, “Barbra Streisand: The Concert.”) Her prior film as director, star and producer (as well as co-writer,) “Yentl,” earned five Oscar nominations and also brought her Golden Globes as both Best Director and Best Film producer.

Our Festival did award Mrs. Barbra Streisand by Honorary David Camera as thanks for her legendary achievements in the field of art, philanthropy and politic.