Wednesday, February 28, 2024

AFI Chooses Top 10 TV & Film: “Roma” Gets A Special Prize, “First Man” Snubbed, “This is Us” Only Network Show

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For what it’s worth, the American Film Institute chose its top 10 movies and TV shows of 2018. Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” not only won a spot in the top 10 but got a special prize, too. I must say, “Roma” is playing Hollywood like a fiddle. It’s as if everyone is under a spell. It’s a great movie, but seriously– a special award, too?

The big disappointment? “First Man,” which I loved, was snubbed. The AFI went for smart horror again with “A Quiet Place” after last year’s “Get Out.” Also in is “Black Panther,” reflecting a change in the attitude toward comic book movies.

“This is Us” was the only network TV show to make that list.


AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR

BLACKKKLANSMAN
BLACK PANTHER
EIGHTH GRADE
THE FAVOURITE
FIRST REFORMED
GREEN BOOK
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
MARY POPPINS RETURNS
A QUIET PLACE
A STAR IS BORN

AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR

THE AMERICANS
THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
ATLANTA
BARRY
BETTER CALL SAUL
THE KOMINSKY METHOD
THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
POSE
SUCCESSION
THIS IS US

AFI SPECIAL AWARD

ROMA

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
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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