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Julie Andrews to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award, Because Duh

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The incomparable Julie Andrews is set to receive the American Film Institute’s 48th Life Achievement Award on April 25 in Los Angeles. The award ceremony will be broadcast on TNT. Andrews joins a cohort of other AFI Life Achievement Award winners, including George Clooney, Diane Keaton, John Williams, and Jane Fonda. Andrews is an Oscar-winner and three-time nominee, for Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and Victor/Victoria. She is also a five-time Golden Globe–winner, three-time Grammy-winner, and all-around living legend of stage and screen. And, because legends always hustle, she is set to star in a Shonda Rhimes show in 2020. Startlingly, Andrews is not an EGOT winner, because although she has been nominated for a Tony three times, she has never won. I will repeat that: Julie Andrews has never won a Tony. We will all have to sit with this unsettling information until the AFI Life Achievement Award broadcast on April 25.

Julie Andrews Receives AFI Life Achievement Award, Obviously