Monday, April 15, 2024

American Film Institute Names Top 10 Films, TV Shows, Snubs “Lion,” “Jackie,” “Loving”


The AFI named its top 10 films and and TV shows of the year. In film they snubbed “Lion,” “Jackie,” and “Loving,” and included “Zootopia” and the questionable choice of “Hacksaw Ridge.” I think they made a mistake on “Lion,” but hey– they sure didn’t ask my opinion.

On the TV side, only one network show– “This is Us”– made the cut. And two OJ Simpson projects were named– “The People vs. OJ Simpson” made the top 10, and a special award went to “OJ: Made in America.” Simpson is probably sitting in jail thinking he’s a star. No, OJ, you are reviled. These shows try to explain how you brutally killed two people. Just FYI.




AFI Movies of the Year

Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea

AFI TV Programs of the Year

The Americans
Better Call Saul
The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Night Of
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Stranger Things
This Is Us

AFI Special Award

O.J.: Made in America

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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