Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren, Martin Scorsese: DGA Honors Presenters

by S. Montgomery

Alice Guy BlacheMeryl Streep, Helen Mirren, and Martin Scorsese will be presenters at the eighth Directors Guild of America Honors, to be held at the DGA Theater in New York City on Thursday, Oct. 13.
Actor and talk-show host Richard Belzer will serve as Master of Ceremonies. [Photo: Alice Guy Blaché.]

Meryl Streep will present the DGA Honor to her Julie & Julia director-writer Nora Ephron.
Helen Mirren, the wife of DGA President Taylor Hackford, and DGA First Vice President Paris Barclay will present to U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy. Hackford and DGA National Executive Director Jay D. Roth will present to IATSE International President Matthew Loeb.

Additionally, DGA National Vice President Steven Soderbergh will present to HBO Documentary Films President Sheila Nevins, and Martin Scorsese will present a posthumous special directorial award for lifetime achievement to pioneering filmmaker Alice Guy Blaché. Blaché is officially known as the first female film director in history and a pioneer in the art and techniques of narrative filmmaking.

As per the DGA's release, “DGA Honors celebrates individuals and institutions that have made distinguished contributions to American culture through the world of film and television.”

Past DGA Honors recipients include Robert Altman, Jonathan Demme, Milos Forman, Curtis Hanson, Spike Lee, Mike Nichols, Arthur Penn, Sydney Pollack and Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, David Chase, Jane Alexander, Ted Kennedy, and Michael Bloomberg.

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