Meryl Streep, at an event in Washington last year. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post)

Meryl Streep may become a Kennedy Center Honoree later this year, assuming a tweet from Larry King is accurate. The former CNN host tweeted the following this afternoon:

My sources say Meryl Streep will be one of the Kennedy Center honorees this year. You heard it here first.Tue Aug 30 19:37:12 via Twitter for iPadLarry King

The Kennedy Center’s public information office is neither confirming nor denying King’s scoop. The announcement of this year’s recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors — which rewards those who have led distinguished careers in the arts, including film, music, theater and dance — will be issued in early September.

While Streep has never received the coveted Kennedy Center Honors medal before, she has participated in the annually broadcast event numerous times, paying tribute to previous Honorees like director Mike Nichols and Robert De Niro.

She’s undeniably worthy of the award. As far as whether this is the year she’ll receive it? Guess we’ll have to wait a bit longer for official, non-tweeted confirmation.

Earlier this summer, Post critics named their suggestions for this year’s Kennedy Center honorees. Streep wasn’t one of them, but Woody Allen and Jane Fonda made the list. Do you think any of the other picks will be tapped by the Center this year?