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AFI selects Streep for lifetime award

Thesp to be feted June 10 at org's annual dinner tribute

The American Film Institute’s board of trustees has tapped Meryl Streep the 32nd recipient of its life achievement award.

Streep will be feted June 10 during the org’s annual dinner tribute at the Kodak Theater.

“Meryl Streep is one of the great artists in the history of American film. Her talent, range and determination to master her craft bring out performances that sometimes border on the ethereal. In that sense, she is truly peerless,” said Howard Stringer, chair of the board, Friday in making the announcement.

USA Network will broadcast the tribute, continuing a multiyear pact with AFI that began two years ago with a Tom Hanks tribute.

Bob Gazzale, who produced and wrote the Hanks spesh, as well as last year’s Robert De Niro fete, will continue these duties this year.

Streep made her screen debut in 1977 with the Fred Zinnemann-directed drama “Julia.” She earned her first Academy Award nomination in 1979 for “The Deer Hunter” and has nabbed two Oscars, supporting actress for “Kramer vs. Kramer” in 1980 and actress for “Sophie’s Choice” in 1983. Last year, she earned her 13th Oscar bid for “Adaptation,” making her the all-time Oscar nom champ, surpassing longtime record-holder Katharine Hepburn.

Streep, lensing a role in Jonathan Demme’s remake of “The Manchurian Candidate,” will next be seen in HBO’s adaptation of Tony Kushner’s play “Angels in America.”

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