Reportedly News i According to Variety, the American Film Institute (AFI) celebrates the award of a lifetime of artistic achievement to Julie Andrews for fear of delaying the spread of the Corona virus.
The American Film Institute was to present its Honorable Mention this year to Julie Andrews at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on April 6. According to the announced conditions, this event will be moved to early summer.
The director of the institute, Bob Gazal, said in a statement that he made the decision because of the nature of the Corona virus, which is easily transmitted and for the safety of artists and audiences who come together every year.
In recent weeks, a number of movie releases, concerts and public gatherings have been canceled due to the speed of the Corona virus spreading.
The Lifetime Achievement Award of the Year is presented by the American Film Institute, and Denzel Washington received the award last year. Diane Keaton, George Clooney, John Williams and Morgan Freeman have received the award in recent years.
Julie Andrews, best known for her roles in films such as "Mary Poppins" and "Sound of Music" and has more than 5 years of acting, was honored last year with a Venice Gold Lion Award for a lifetime of artistic achievement.
Andrews was born in the UK to a family of musicians and began working in the theater. She first appeared on stage in the UK and then went on to Broadway and won a Tony nomination for starring in Camelot and My Beautiful Lady. She won the Oscar for her role as Mary Poppins, and has been performing in theaters, silver screen and television.
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