American Film Institute’s list of the best movies and TV shows of the years is always worth waiting for, and they impressed us with their choices once again. The list of AFI Awards winners is here, and it includes such movies as Top Gun: Maverick and Avatar: The Way of Water and TV shows The Bear and Severance.
When it comes to movies, AFI’s list includes everything from the major studio spectacles to box office blockbusters, with the glaring absence of streaming services. They only made it to the TV categories, with such shows as Mo and Severance making the cut.
AFI president and CEO Bob Gazzale said they wanted to shine a light on the power of storytelling with this list, adding that it’s particularly meaningful to celebrate the community of artists this year when they have lifted our spirits through the most challenging of times.
AFI Awards usually include some of the biggest Oscar hopefuls and many of the films that made the cut went on to be nominated or even win the Academy Award for best picture – most recently CODA and Nomadland.
AFI Awards winners will pick up their awards at the private luncheon, taking place at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 13, 2023.
AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR
Avatar: The Way of Water
Everything Everywhere All At Once
Top Gun: Maverick
The Woman King
AFI TELEVISION PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR
Better Call Saul
The White Lotus
AFI SPECIAL AWARD
The Banshees of Inisherin