/PRNewswire/ — The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the official selections of AFI AWARDS 2014 – 11 outstanding films and 10 outstanding television programs deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. This is the first time in AFI AWARDS history that the voting procedure – including tiebreakers – has resulted in the inclusion of 11 motion picture honorees.
An almanac documenting works of excellence that mark a moment in time, AFI AWARDS is also the only national honor for the community’s creative teams as a whole, acknowledging the collaborative nature of the art form. With no winners or losers, honorees are selected based on works which best advance the art of the moving image, enhance the rich cultural heritage of America’s art form, inspire audiences and artists alike, and/or make a mark on American society.
“We celebrate these films and television programs as more than just milestones in a year of excellence,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI President and CEO. “They are a part of our American cultural heritage – collectively, a new chapter in the story of the art form and of our nation.”
|AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR||AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR|
|AMERICAN SNIPER||THE AMERICANS|
|BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE)||FARGO|
|BOYHOOD||GAME OF THRONES|
|FOXCATCHER||HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER|
|THE IMITATION GAME||JANE THE VIRGIN|
|INTO THE WOODS||MAD MEN|
|NIGHTCRAWLER||ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK|
Marking the 15th chapter in the American Film Institute’s ongoing chronicle of the moving image in the 21st century, the 2014 entries join a notable pantheon of previous AFI honorees – works of significance that not only contribute to the rich cultural legacy, but also define the state of the art form. View the complete almanac here.
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.
In a non-competitive atmosphere, honorees gather for recognition at the annual AFI AWARDS private luncheon on January 9, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA – an event favored by the entertainment community for its informal intimacy and its inclusive acknowledgement of excellence. Press coverage of the AFI Awards luncheon is strictly by invitation only. Photos will be available online through AFI immediately following the event – and AFI will additionally reveal the Jury rationales, providing artistic and cultural context for the selection of the respective honorees.