AFI Awards announces 2018 honorees | Inquirer Entertainment

‘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.

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.


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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