The American Film Institute has just unveiled its list of the most ground-breaking movies and TV shows for the year. This organization had a pretty decent track record in predicting Oscar nods for best picture, and the race tends to become easier to call after their announcement.
Their annual list of the best movies of the year features several Oscar front-runners, including A Star is Born, Green Book and The Favourite. Several genre films that don’t have a promising future with the Academy also made the cut. Black Panther is the most notable example and people are really rooting for this Marvel smash-hit.
Alfonso Cuarón’s critically acclaimed drama Roma was honored with a special award, designated for a work of excellence outside AFI’s criteria for American film.
When it comes to TV categories, the institute went with a couple of pretty refreshing choices and made room for several new shows that deserve a larger audience. They included rookie series Barry, Pose and the Emmy-winning comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
AFI Movies Of The Year
If Beale Street Could Talk
Mary Poppins Returns
A Quiet Place
A Star Is Born
AFI Special Award
AFI TV Programs Of The Year
The Americans (FX)
The Assassination of Gianni Versace (FX)
Better Call Saul (AMC)
The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
This Is Us (NBC)