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American Film Institute Picks Top 10 Movies and TV Shows of 2020, Gives Special Award to Filmed “Hamilton”

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The American Film Institute has announced its choices for top 10 movies and films of 2020. They gave a special award to the filmed version of “Hamilton,” shown on Disney Plus, because no one can agree if it’s a movie, a play, a TV show,or what.

AFI choices used to mean a lot, I don’t know if they do anymore. They left off “The Father,” the Florian Zeller film that should be on the list. Also, “News of the World” from Paul Greengrass and Tom Hanks.  But these 10 are very good, and could comprise the Oscar Best Picture list. On the TV side, they omitted “Mrs. Maisel,” which is a mistake.

Five of the films are from Netflix. Four of the TV shows are, too.  Amazon got two in movies, “Sound of Metal” and “One Night in Miami.” This is a big advance for them, and the movies are excellent.

No big, exclusive lunch this year at the Four Seasons. I guess they’ll Zoom it in on the Friday before the Golden Globes in March.

 

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR

DA 5 BLOODS

JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH

MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM

MANK

MINARI

NOMADLAND

ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI…

SOUL

SOUND OF METAL

THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7

AFI TELEVISION PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR

BETTER CALL SAULBRIDGERTON

THE CROWN

THE GOOD LORD BIRD

LOVECRAFT COUNTRY

THE MANDALORIAN

MRS. AMERICA

THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT

TED LASSO

UNORTHODOX

AFI SPECIAL AWARD

HAMILTON

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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