Directors Guild Taps Richard Belzer, Meryl Streep for DGA Honors Show

DGA books Belzer to host Thursday's event in New York; Streep, Helen Mirren, Martin Scorsese among presenters

Comic and "Law & Order: SVU" star Richard Belzer will host the 2011 Directors Guild of America Honors, the DGA announced on Monday.

Richard BelzerPresenters for Thursday's New York ceremony will include Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren and directors Taylor Hackford, Steven Soderbergh and Martin Scorsese.

The DGA Honors are the guild's annual honorary awards; they go to individuals and institutions "that have made distinguished contributions to American culture through the world of film and television."

Belzer has hosted three times in the past.

This year's honorees are director/writer/producer Nora Ephron, senator Patrick Leahy, IATSE International president Matthew Loeb, HBO Documentary Films president Sheila Nevins and filmmaker Alice Guy Blache.

Streep will present the award to Ephron, Mirren and DGA vice president Paris Barclay to Leahy, DGA president Hackford and DGA national executive director Jay Roth to Loeb, Soderbergh to Nevins, and Scorsese to Blache.

The ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 13 at the DGA Theater in New York City.