Awards season is in full swing with the American Film Institute (AFI) announcing their picks for the best of the year in American television and film. The ten honorees for each category are awarded for being “culturally and artistically representative of this year’s most significant achievements of art and the moving image.” As always, it’s a mix of the expected players, along with one or two potential surprises.
The AFI awards are as follows:
AFI Movies of the Year
Don’t Look Up
The Power of the Dog
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The Tragedy of MacBeth
West Side Story
AFI Television Programs of the Year
Mare of Easttown
The Underground Railroad
The White Lotus
AFI Special Award
Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
The AFI awards are often a strong indicator of what may be to come during the film and television awards each year. Though not as impactful as the guild nominations, look out for these titles as Oscar voting approaches.
These honorees will be celebrated January 7, 2022.
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