The American Film Institute (AFI) revealed today the Official Selections of AFI AWARDS 2016, celebrating the year’s most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image — with 10 films and 10 television programs deemed culturally and artistically significant.
In addition to the 20 honorees, AFI also recognizes O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA with an AFI Special Award.
An almanac documenting works of excellence, AFI AWARDS is the only national honor for the entertainment community’s creative teams as a whole, recognizing the collaborative nature of the art form. Honorees are selected based on works that advance the art of the moving image, enhance the rich cultural heritage of America’s art form, inspire audiences and artists alike and make a mark on American society.
“Year after year, we are reminded of the power of artists to bring us together as one,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI President and CEO. “AFI AWARDS is proud to recognize the achievements of the storytelling teams who have enlightened and informed us, guided and inspired us, and ultimately invited us to empathize with others in a reminder of our common humanity.”
AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR
AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR
BETTER CALL SAUL
GAME OF THRONES
THE NIGHT OF
THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
THIS IS US
AFI SPECIAL AWARD
O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA