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‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star Is Born’ among AFI Awards honorees

/ 10:54 AM December 05, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Black Panther,” ”A Star Is Born” and “Mary Poppins Returns” are among the American Film Institute’s top 10 films of the year.

Black Panther

This image released by Disney shows a scene from Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther.” The film is among the American Film Institute’s top 10 films of the year. Image: Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP

AFI announced its selections for the 19th AFI Awards Tuesday, recognizing works deemed culturally and artistically significant by a jury of AFI trustees, scholars and critics.

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The selected films include the aforementioned blockbusters, the horror film “A Quiet Place,” ”The Favourite,” Barry Jenkins’ James Baldwin adaptation “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Bo Burnham’s coming-of-age film “Eighth Grade,” ”BlacKkKlansman,” ”First Reformed,” and “Green Book.”

Green Book

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Viggo Mortensen, left, and Mahershala Ali in a scene from “Green Book.” Image: Universal Pictures via AP

A Quiet Place

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows John Krasinski, left, and Noah Jupe in a scene from “A Quiet Place.” The film is among the American Film Institute’s top 10 films of the year. Image: Jonny Cournoyer/Paramount Pictures via AP

The organization is also giving a special award to Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma,” which did not fit the criteria for American films.

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AFI also recognizes 10 television shows, including “Atlanta” and “The Americans.”

The honorees will be recognized at a Los Angeles luncheon on Jan. 4. NVG

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