AFI Names Top 10 Films of 2018, Black Panther and Mary Poppins Returns Named

AFI AWARDS Blackpanther and Mary Poppins Returns

AFI Names Top 10 Films of 2018, Black Panther and Mary Poppins Returns Named One of the Top Ten Films of the Year.

The American Film Institute, AFI, has named the top 10 honorees of the AFI Awards 2018.  On the top ten list for movies of the year, Black Panther and Mary Poppins Returns are named!  Joining them are Blackkklansman, Eighth Grade, The Favourite, First Reformed, Green Book, If Beale Street Could Talk, A Quiet Place, and A Star is Born.

This year marks the 19th chapter in the American Film Institute’s almanac of the moving image.  The 2018 nominees join a notable group of honorees.  In order to become an honoree, the AFI looks for works of significance that contribute to the rich cultural legacy and that also define the state of the art form.

Each year AFI awards selections are made through a jury process that includes a panel of AFI Trustees, scholars, artists, and critics to determine the year’s most outstanding achievements.  This year’s jury was chaired by the AFI Board of Trustees Vice Chairs Tom Pollock, Chairman of Universal Pictures, and Richard Frank, President of Walt Disney Studios and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.  The juries also featured acclaimed artists such as David Benioff, Joan Chen, Courtney B. Vance, and Alfre Woodard.  Also included in the juries were renowned authors and scholars, film historian Leonard Maltin, film and television critics, and the AFI Board of Trustees.

 

This year’s honorees will gather on January 4, 2019 for a private recognition luncheon, sponsored by Audi, a supporter of AFI and its programs for 15 years, and by American Airlines, the official airline of AFI.  During this event, which favorited by the entertainment community, honorees will be greeted with informal intimacy and inclusive acknowledgment of excellence.  In addition, the jury will present the honorees with the rationales for their selection by providing artistic and cultural context for the selection of each honoree.

In addition to the honorees for AFI movies of the year, the American Film Institute also acknowledges the AFI TV Programs of the year.  This year’s selections include: The Americans, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Atlanta, Barry, Better Call Saul, the Kominsky Method, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Pose, Succession, and This is Us.  The AFI also gave a special award to Roma.

Were you able to see all of the movies or TV programs?  Did you have a favorite on the list?  Or did your favorite not make the cut?

Source: American Film Institute

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