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AFI Movie of the Year Citations

AFI Movie of the Year Citations

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One of the highlights of the annual awards pageant, for me, are the nicely-worded tributes written for the American Film Institute’s 10 Movies of the Year. The citations read yesterday are no exception. AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR ARGO cracks the code between fiction and truth – and uses both to deliver a rousing Hollywood adventure through a harrowing time in history. Director Ben Affleck drops audiences deep inside the…

AFI Lists Top Ten Films of 2012

AFI Lists Top Ten Films of 2012

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I pilfered this list from Deadline before the press release came: AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR ARGO BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD THE DARK KNIGHT RISES <—–!!!!! DJANGO UNCHAINED LES MISÉRABLES LIFE OF PI LINCOLN MOONRISE KINGDOM SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK ZERO DARK THIRTY Marking the thirteenth chapter in the American Film Institute’s 21st century almanac, AFI AWARDS 2012 selections are made through AFI’s unique jury process in which scholars, film…

AFI Preview

AFI Preview

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Tomorrow morning the AFI announces their top ten American films of the year. There are two big precursors right now that can give you a pretty good idea of how Best Picture might go and they’re all announcing at once. Tomorrow, the American Film Institute puts out its top ten nominees for best films of 2011. Since 2012 has been a better year for American studio films, there should be…

AFI Awards Citations: Movies of the Year, 2011

AFI Awards Citations: Movies of the Year, 2011

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I can’t explain why but not ashamed to say that I sometimes verge on feeling misty-eyed when I read some of these AFI tribute citations every year. Of course, one or two leave me feeling cold as ice sometimes too. BRIDESMAIDS marches down the aisle of American comedy with a vow to make you laugh long and loud. Kristen Wiig’s comic star shines bright as her and Annie Mumolo’s ingenious…

AFI Top Ten, Film & TV

AFI Top Ten, Film & TV

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Dave Karger just posted it on EW: The Descendants The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo The Help J. Edgar Hugo Midnight in Paris Moneyball The Tree of Life War Horse Bridesmaids The Artist and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy were not eligible.  I don’t know if the jury saw Extremely Loud or not. UPDATE: Special awards given to The Artist and the Harry Potter series. AFI’s Top 10 TV series, after…

OscarWatch – AFI Preview

OscarWatch – AFI Preview

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On Sunday the American Film Institute will announce its awards. They have been giving out a top ten since the first year I began Oscarwatch.com, now renamed Awardsdaily.com. That is significant to me because I know how each Oscar year went down, starting all the way back with Gladiator beating Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. It’s easy to see what a stellar year last year was. And how, with ten slots…

AFI Awards 2010: Announcing The Honorees

AFI Awards 2010: Announcing The Honorees

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The AFI puts together these tribute videos each year to illustrate their honorees (announced yesterday). depending on your attitude, it’s either superfluous or quite nice. Since I’m featuring the clip, you know how I feel about it. Now’s a good time to mention the AFI’s selections for the 10 Television Programs of the Year: THE BIG C BOARDWALK EMPIRE BREAKING BAD GLEE MAD MEN MODERN FAMILY THE PACIFIC TEMPLE GRANDIN…

AFI Top Ten Films of 2010

AFI Top Ten Films of 2010

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Courtesy of Steve Pond and The Wrap: No big surprises. BLACK SWAN THE FIGHTER INCEPTION THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT 127 HOURS THE SOCIAL NETWORK THE TOWN TOY STORY 3 TRUE GRIT WINTER’S BONE