Sharon Stone gets emotional as she is named a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters at Cannes


Sharon Stone gets emotional as she is named a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters and celebrates with Bill Murray at the 74th Cannes Film Festival

Sharon Stone has been named a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters.

The actress, 63, got emotional as she received the highest French arts honour at the 74th Cannes Film Festival in France, on Friday.  

Sharon shed a tear as the green silk ribbon with the gold medal, which represents the Commandeur des Arts et Lettres, was placed around her neck.

Congratulations! Sharon Stone, 63, has been named a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters at the 74th Cannes Film Festival

Sharon looked incredible chic in a powder pink trouser suit and a sleek navy blue blouse as she was awarded the honour by Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux. 

Actor Bill Murray, 70, was there to congratulate the actress, who wasted no time in planting a loving kiss on his cheek. 

Cannes Film Festival President Pierre Lescure was also there for Sharon’s special moment. 

The Ordre des Arts et des Lettres is an order of France established on 2 May 1957 by the Minister of Culture André Malraux. 

Sweet: Actor Bill Murray, 70, was there to congratulate Sharon

Sweet: Actor Bill Murray, 70, was there to congratulate Sharon

Emotional: The actress got emotional as she received the highest French arts honour, on Friday

Emotional: The actress got emotional as she received the highest French arts honour, on Friday

Amazing: She was awarded the honour by Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux

Amazing: She was awarded the honour by Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux 

Chic: Sharon looked incredible chic in a powder pink trouser suit and a sleek navy blue blouse

Chic: Sharon looked incredible chic in a powder pink trouser suit and a sleek navy blue blouse

Its supplementary status to the Ordre national du Mérite was confirmed by President Charles de Gaulle in 1963. 

Its purpose is the recognition of significant contributions to the arts, literature, or the propagation of these fields. 

U2 singer Bono received the honour in 2013. Earlier recipients include T.S. Eliot, Bob Dylan, Clint Eastwood, David Bowie and Václav Havel.  

Taking it all in: Sharon posed for photographs with Thierry and Cannes Film Festival President Pierre Lescure (left)

Taking it all in: Sharon posed for photographs with Thierry and Cannes Film Festival President Pierre Lescure (left)

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