Mar 08, 2019 11:52 AM EST

Julie Andrews to Receive Venice Film Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award

Julie Andrews to Receive Venice Film Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award
Julie Andrews will be the recipient of the of the Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement by the Venice Film Festival.

Alberto Barbera, the Venice Film Festival's artistic director, said, "This Golden Lion is the well-deserved recognition of an extraordinary career which has admirably parsed popular success with artistic ambition, without ever bowing to facile compromises."

"I am so honored to have been selected as this year's recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement", said Andrews.

Andrews is best knows for her roles in "Mary Poppins" and "The Sound of Music" but has had numerous roles over her long career, including voice work, and roles on Broadway.

The 76th Venice Film Festival will take place from Aug. 28 to Sept. 7.

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