AFI announced the 2021 honorees – 10 outstanding films and 10 outstanding TV programs deemed culturally and artistically representative of this year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. Belfast and Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) were honored in a category for “Special Awards,” designated for works of excellence that fall outside of the Institute’s criteria of American film and television.
“AFI is honored to shine a proper light upon the most outstanding screen stories of 2021 and those who worked collaboratively to bring them to screens large and small,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI President and CEO. “From soaring in spirit to dark and dangerous – from heartbreaking to hilarious – these are the stories that have united us in uncertain times and continue to drive culture forward.”
The honorees will be celebrated on January 7, 2022, at a private reception.
AFI SPECIAL AWARD
SUMMER OF SOUL (…OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED)
AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR
DON’T LOOK UP
THE POWER OF THE DOG
tick, tick… BOOM!
THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
WEST SIDE STORY
AFI TELEVISION PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR
MARE OF EASTTOWN
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
THE WHITE LOTUS