Julie Andrews Venice Film Festival

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Julie Andrews

The American Film Institute (AFI) has rescheduled its 48th AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute for Julie Andrews for June 9 2022 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The gala event was originally set for April 25 2020 before it was moved to November 11 this year and postponed a second time due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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

“Julie Andrews has sent spirits soaring across generations,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI president and CEO. “This new date for her AFI Tribute enriches our anticipation to celebrate her in a manner worthy at a time the world needs it most.”

The air date for the premiere of the tribute special on TNT and encore presentations on sister network Turner Classic Movies will be announced at a later date.

AFI Fest took place last month and opened with the world premiere of Netflix’s feature directorial debut tick, tick… BOOM! directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda.