AFI AWARDS 2016 Official Selections

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Last Updated: December 8, 2016 4:00 pm GMT
(Los Angeles, CA--December 8, 2016) Each year, the American Film Institute (AFI) recognizes the year’s most culturally and artistically significant films and television programs with AFI AWARDS. This almanac documents works of excellence and is the only national honor for the entertainment community’s creative teams as a whole, celebrating the collaborative nature of the art form.



Here are this year’s Official Selections for 2016:

MOVIES OF THE YEAR
  • ARRIVAL
  • FENCES
  • HACKSAW RIDGE
  • HELL OR HIGH WATER
  • LA LA LAND
  • MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
  • MOONLIGHT
  • SILENCE
  • SULLY
  • ZOOTOPIA


TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR
  • THE AMERICANS
  • ATLANTA
  • BETTER CALL SAUL
  • THE CROWN
  • GAME OF THRONES
  • THE NIGHT OF
  • THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
  • STRANGER THINGS
  • THIS IS US
  • VEEP


AFI SPECIAL AWARD
  • O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA



Honorees will gather on January 6, 2017, at the AFI AWARDS private luncheon, a noncompetitive and intimate event where AFI will reveal the jury rationales for each selection. The jury — comprised of AFI Trustees, scholars, artists and critics — is listed in full here.

The AFI AWARDS luncheon will be sponsored by Audi, a supporter of AFI and its programs for the past 13 years. The event’s Patron of the Arts is Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, Vice President and Director of the Annenberg Foundation and founder of GRoW @ Annenberg. The event is also sponsored by American Airlines, the official airline of AFI. At the luncheon, AFI will present jury rationales providing artistic and cultural context for the selection of each honoree. Press coverage of the AFI AWARDS luncheon is strictly by invitation only. Photos will be available online through AFI immediately following the event.

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