Julie Andrews Venice Film Festival

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Julie Andrews

American Film Institute (AFI) has postponed until further notice the 48th AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute for Julie Andrews that had been set for November 11 due to the ongoing pandemic.

This will be the second time the AFI reschedules the gala event amid the global health crisis after moving it from the original date of April 25, 2020. Citing “current safety and public health standards” the organisation said on Monday (October 4) it would announce a new date in the coming months “to produce an event worthy of an artist who has given so much joy to the world”.

Andrews is receiving the honour as an artist “whose work has stood the test of time.” She is a three-time Oscar nominee for roles in Mary Poppins, The Sound Of Music, and Victor/Victoria

The world premiere of Netflix’s feature directorial debut tick, tick… BOOM! directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda will open the hybrid 35th edition of AFI Fest which runs November 10-14.