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Michelle Yeoh will receive an honorary degree from AFI (exclusive) –

michelle yooA veteran Malaysian actor who is currently generating buzz at the Oscars this spring for his performance in the hit A24. everything everywhere at the same timeDoctor of Fine Arts from the American Film Institute for “Distinguished Contributions to the Art of the Moving Image” the hollywood reporter learned.

Presenting this honor to Yeoh, as well as bestowing a Doctor of Communication Arts on the AFI Trustee Emeritus Lawrence Herbert — the inventor of different color systems, who joined the AFI Board of Trustees in 1987 and served until 2017, and who made possible the establishment of the Lawrence Herbert Graduate Center on the AFI campus in 2020 — will perform at the AFI graduation ceremony Conservatory. Celebrating the Class of 2022 on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

“Michelle Yeo and Lawrence Herbert inspired the world with their incredible talent.” Bob GazaleAFI President and CEO says THR. “While these two pioneers have proven to make an impact in very different ways, it is their shared commitment to the art of the moving image that provides this proud moment for AFI to shine a proper light on the gifts they have given us.

It’s the first of what will likely be a lot of laurels for Yeo in the coming months, as the actor receives the best reviews of his career for his mind-blowing performance. everything everywhere at the same time. His 70+ previous screen credits including movies. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Memoirs of a Geishaa bond movie God will never die, Sun light, crazy rich asian, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. two s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

Past recipients of AFI honors include Robert Altman, maya angelou, Saul Bass, Angela Basset, Kathryn Bigelow, streams of honey, Carol Burnett, ana w coats, Clint Eastwood, Roger Ebert, daughter-in-law ephron, Jodie Foster, Leslie Linka Glatter, James Earl Jones, lorenzo kasdan, Jeffrey Katzenberg, kathleen kennedy, Angela Lansbury, skewer reading, David Lynch, Helen Mirren, Rita Moreno, paul schrader, Quentin Tarantino, tomlin lily, Robert Towne, silly tyson, Haskell Wexler s John Williams.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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