Keaton feted with highest French honour

PARIS: After winning a string of awards for his role in the Oscar-nominated film Spotlight, actor Michael Keaton has received one of France’s highest honours, becoming Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters during a ceremony here. The ceremony was hosted by Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin.

The honour, which was previoausly given to Jim Jarmusch, Robert Paxton, Robert Redford and Meryl Streep, highlighted Keaton’s career achievements, reports

While accepting the honour, Keaton said, “Yours is a culture that has such respect for beauty and art that if I even in the smallest way made a tiny contribution to beauty or art in this culture, or in any culture of the world for that matter, I’m honoured and grateful and proud. This is one of the biggest days of my life.”

His latest film, Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight, has been nominated for six Oscars.