So it’s only fitting that the American Film Institute’s annual Life Achievement Award gala, set later this year to honor Andrews, will take place nearly a year-and-a-half after it was originally scheduled.
The event was initially set for April 2020, but it was postponed in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. It will now be held on Nov. 11 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The ceremony will air on TNT, with encore presentations on Turner Classic Movies, at a later date.
“Julie Andrews has lifted the spirits of the world for generations,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI president and CEO. “Now, more than ever, AFI looks forward to gathering the globe to celebrate the many gifts and joy she has given us — proving her, of course, ‘practically perfect in every way.