Friday, February 22, 2013

Hillary Clinton's Husband and Barbara Streisand - Awards season not over for either

Hillary Clinton’s Husband to make another Awards appearance, this time with Barbara Streisand.

The Oscars are Sunday night and are the focus of many people. But there is another award coming in April.

Barbara Streisand who will sing at the Oscars on Sunday is also being honored at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 40th annual Chaplin Award Ceremony. The award will be presented by Bill Clinton. Clinton appeared to a standing ovation at the Golden Globes to introduce Stephen Spielberg’s Lincoln. When he finished, co-host Amy Poehler excitedly said, "That was Hillary Clinton's husband!" Then, the other co-host Tina Fey, added, “That was Bill Rodham Clinton!"

Streisand whose career started on the Broadway stage has had an impressive recording career but has also played an important role in film. Among other things she is the first woman artist to receive credit as writer, director, producer and star of a major motion picture: Yentl.

She is the only artist to receive an Oscar, Tony, Grammy, Emmy, DGA Award, Golden Globe, and National Medal of Arts Award.

Preceding the presentation of the award will be film and video clips of her films and interviews.

Streisand supported Clinton in his successful runs for the presidency and as I noted in an earlier posting performed at the end of the 2000 Democratic national Convention in Los Angeles on behalf of Oscar winner Al Gore.

The Chaplin Award began in 1972 honoring Charlie Chaplin himself. Other honorees include some of Hollywood’s best: Martin Scorsese, Diane Keaton, Sidney Poitier, Betty Davis, Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Olivier, Meryl Streep and Jimmy Stewart.

The award ceremony is part of a gala at Lincoln Center on April 22.

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