julie andrews – American Film Institute

AFI Impact: A Look Back at 2022

Because of the continued support of movie fans like you from around the world, whose dedication to this great art form is unmatched, the American Film Institute marched forward in its mission to inspire audiences and preserve film history this past year. Our work is possible because of you. And we wanted to share it...
The Princess Diaries Film Still - Julie Andrews, Hector Elizondo, and Anne Hathaway

THE PRINCESS DIARIES (2001) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by Garry Marshall and featuring a breakout performance from star Anne Hathaway, THE PRINCESS DIARIES (2001) is a modern day coming-of-age Cinderella story starring AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Julie Andrews as the Queen of the fictional land of Genovia. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about THE PRINCESS DIARIES. HOW TO WATCH...
Mary Poppins Film Still - Julie Andrews

MARY POPPINS (1964) – AFI Movie Club

“Practically perfect in every way,” incomparable AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Julie Andrews stars in MARY POPPINS (1964) – her film debut, which earned its place on two of the American Film Institute’s lists of the greatest films of all time, including among the art form’s most memorable musicals and most enduring songs (“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”). Visit...
The Sound of Music Film Still - Julie Andrews

THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) – AFI Movie Club

Watch the encore presentation of THE 48TH AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO JULIE ANDREWS on Friday, July 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on TCM. Starring the incomparable Julie Andrews is one of her most iconic roles – and, indeed, one of the most iconic roles across the art form itself! – THE SOUND...
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Siân Heder to Receive AFI’s 30th Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Apple AFI announced today that Academy Award® winner Siân Heder (AFI DWW Class of 2005), writer and director of CODA, this year’s Best Picture Oscar® winner, will receive the 2022 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal, which will be presented at the upcoming AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to Julie Andrews....

The 48th AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to Julie Andrews Rescheduled

AFI announced today it is moving the date of the 48th AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute in celebration of Julie Andrews. The event was previously scheduled for November 11, but current safety and public health standards require it to be rescheduled in order to produce an event worthy of an artist who has given...

AFI FEST Announces 2021 Dates and Opening Night World Premiere of tick, tick…BOOM!

Today, AFI is thrilled to announce that the 2021 edition of AFI FEST will take place November 10–14, 2021, and open with the World Premiere of Netflix’s tick, tick…BOOM! This year’s hybrid festival will feature both in-person screenings and events in Los Angeles, CA, as well as virtual screenings, showcasing transformative stories from groundbreaking artists....
Mary Poppins Film Still - Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke

AFI Movie Club: MARY POPPINS

MARY POPPINS appears on two of AFI’s lists of the greatest America films – ranking #6 on AFI’S GREATEST MOVIE MUSICALS and #36 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs, with “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” Julie Andrews will be the 48th recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award. Click Here to Find Out How to Watch MARY POPPINS Now MARY…
The Sound of Music Film Still - Julie Andrews

AFI Movie Club: THE SOUND OF MUSIC

THE SOUND OF MUSIC appears on six of AFI’s lists of the greatest American films – and shows up three times on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 SONGS – with “The Sound of Music” ranked at #10, “My Favorite Things” at #64 and “Do Re Mi” at #88!  Today would have marked the 48th AFI Life Achievement…

AFI Tribute to Julie Andrews Postponed

AFI announced today it is postponing the 48th annual AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute in celebration of Julie Andrews. The event was originally scheduled for April 25 and will be rescheduled for a date in early summer. Long considered one of the preeminent annual events for the entertainment and arts community, the AFI Life…

Did You Know? This Julie Andrews Film is the 6th Highest-Grossing Movie Ever

THE SOUND OF MUSIC, which premiered 55 years ago this month, remains the 6th highest-grossing movie ever with adjustment for inflation. Released in 1965, the film remained in theaters for over a year and surpassed GONE WITH THE WIND as the highest grossing film at the time. THE SOUND OF MUSIC was adapted from the…

Julie Andrews to Receive 48th AFI Life Achievement Award

America’s Highest Honor for a Career in Film to Be Presented at Gala Dinner on April 25, 2020 Tribute Will Premiere on TNT, Thursday, May 7 at 10pm ET/PT The American Film Institute (AFI) Board of Trustees announced today that Dame Julie Andrews will be the recipient of the 48th AFI Life Achievement Award, the…
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