The American Film Institute Monday announced its selections as the top 10 motion pictures and television programs of the year, a distinction that recognizes creative teams both in front of and behind the camera.
AFI’s motion pictures of the year are “Da 5 Bloods,” “Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Mank,” “Minari,” “Nomadland,” “One Night In Miami,” “Soul,” “Sound of Metal” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”
Television programs chosen for the honor are “Better Call Saul,” “Bridgerton,” “The Crown,” “The Good Lord Bird,” “Lovecraft Country,” “The Mandalorian,” “Mrs. America,” “The Queen’s Gambit,” “Ted Lasso” and “Unorthodox.”
An AFI Special Award was bestowed on the film version of “Hamilton.”
According to the AFI, the honorees are those deemed to “advance the art of the moving image, inspire audiences and artists alike, enhance the rich cultural heritage of America’s art form and make a mark on American society.”
“For 20 years, AFI Awards has been a moment to gather artists in one room with a singular goal — to create community over competition,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI president/CEO. “This year we cannot gather but will instead celebrate each honoree by creating exclusive content to be shared with a global audience through AFI Movie Club, shining a proper light on excellence.”
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