With the honor, Streisand will join a legacy of creative innovators recognized as pioneers in their industries that includes Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, Meryl Streep and Shonda Rhimes among its alumnae. The VIP breakfast will take place at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.
“Hearing that Barbra had agreed to accept the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award was both humbling and exhilarating. Barbra’s remarkable professional achievements and philanthropic generosity have greatly inspired me and hundreds of millions of people worldwide,” former CEO of Paramount Pictures and first female Hollywood studio head Sherry Lansing said in a statement. “The Hollywood Reporter could not have chosen a more deserving individual to recognize than Barbra.”
Over the past half century, Streisand has won two Academy Awards, 10 Grammy Awards including Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement and Legend Awards and five Emmy Awards. She is the only artist ever to receive Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Directors Guild of America, Golden Globe, National Medal of Arts and Peabody awards. As a singer, actress, director composer, screenwriter and producer, she has also been honored with France’s Légion d’Honneur and the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media’s Entertainment Group, said, “Barbra Streisand perfectly exemplifies the ideals and mission of the Women in Entertainment initiative. She’s a once-in-a-generation talent who continues to transcend boundaries and pave the way for women in entertainment, philanthropy and politics. It’s an honor to have her carry this torch.”
Streisand is the only recording artist to have achieved No. 1 albums in six consecutive decades, counting 10 top-charting albums in total to help her earn the crown as the best-selling female recording artist in history.
The Women in Entertainment breakfast coincides with the publication of The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual Women in Entertainment: Power 100 list.