American Film Institute Announces AFI Awards 2015 Official Selections

The Year's Most Outstanding Achievements in Motion Pictures and Television

Dec 16, 2015, 16:09 ET from American Film Institute

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the Official Selections of AFI AWARDS 2015, celebrating the year's most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image.

In addition to the 20 honorees of 2015, AFI also recognizes MAD MEN with an AFI Special Award, acknowledging its landmark contributions to America's cultural legacy across nine years.  In the history of AFI AWARDS, no other television program has earned as many honors.

An almanac documenting works of excellence, AFI AWARDS is also the only national honor for the entertainment community's creative teams as a whole, recognizing the collaborative nature of the art form. Honorees are selected based on works that advance the art of the moving image, enhance the rich cultural heritage of America's art form, inspire audiences and artists alike and make a mark on American society.

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR


AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR




THE BIG SHORT


THE AMERICANS

BRIDGE OF SPIES


BETTER CALL SAUL

CAROL


BLACK-ISH

INSIDE OUT


EMPIRE

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD


FARGO

THE MARTIAN


GAME OF THRONES

ROOM


HOMELAND

SPOTLIGHT


MASTER OF NONE

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS


MR. ROBOT

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON


UNREAL




AFI SPECIAL AWARD




MAD MEN

 

AFI AWARDS selections are made through a jury process in which AFI Trustees, scholars, film and television artists and critics determine the most outstanding achievements of the year, as well as provide a contextual rationale for each selection.

This year's juries — one for film and one for television — were chaired by producers and AFI Board of Trustees Vice Chairs Tom Pollock (former Vice Chairman of MCA, Chairman of Universal Pictures) for film and Richard Frank (former Chairman of Walt Disney Television, President of Walt Disney Studios, President of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) for television.  The juries featured award-winning artists such as Neal Baer (AFI Class of 1983), Marshall Herskovitz (AFI Class of 1975), Michelle MacLaren, Bennett Miller, John Ridley, Renee Tajima-Peña, Emma Thomas and Matt Williams; renowned authors and scholars, including Dr. Henry Gates, Jr. and Molly Haskell, representing prestigious universities with recognized motion picture arts and television programs; film historian Leonard Maltin; the AFI Board of Trustees; and film and television critics.

 

SOURCE American Film Institute



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