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Michelle Yeoh to receive AFI honorary doctorate


Date Posted: 08 August 2022

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The trailblazer has been a catalyst for many Asian actresses in Hollywood

8 Aug – Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh is to be honoured with the AFI doctorate.

As reported on THR, the "Everything Everywhere All At Once" star will be conferred with a Doctorate of Fine Arts by the American Film Institute "for contributions of distinction to the art of the moving image".

She will be given the honour alongside Lawrence Herbert, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Pantone.


"Michelle Yeoh and Lawrence Herbert have inspired the world with their remarkable talents," said Bob Gazzale, AFI's president and CEO. "Though 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 us."

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The ceremony will be held during the AFI Conservatory's commencement celebrating the Class of 2022 on 13 August at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

Michelle will be joining the list of honorary degrees of the past, that include poet Maya Angelou, filmmaker Clint Eastwood, and actress Jodie Foster, among others.

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