It’s going to be Dr Michelle Yeoh as AFI honours her


PETALING JAYA: Malaysian actress Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh (pic) is set to have another accolade added to her name.

The international superstar will be conferred a Doctorate of Fine Arts by the American Film Institute (AFI) for her “contributions of distinction to the art of the moving image”, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The ceremony is to take place during the AFI Conservatory’s commencement ceremony celebrating the Class of 2022 on Aug 13 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

AFI Trustee Emeritus Lawrence Herbert will also be conferred a Doctorate of Communication Arts, according to the trade publication. Herbert is credited for inventing a variety of colour systems.

AFI president and chief executive officer Bob Gazzale told The Hollywood Reporter that both Yeoh and Herbert had inspired the world with their talents.

“Although both of these trailblazers have proven impact in vastly different ways, it is their shared dedication to the art of the moving image that provides this proud moment for AFI to shine a proper light upon their gifts given to us,” he added.

Yeoh, who turned 60 on Aug 6, currently features in the animated movie Minions: The Rise of Gru after headlining the sci-fi adventure flick, Everything Everywhere All at Once.

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