The top 10 films of 2006 as voted by the American Film Institute(AFI) are: Babel, Borat, The Devil Wears Prada, Dreamgirls, Half Nelson,Happy Feet, Inside Man, Letters From Iwo Jima, Little Miss Sunshine, and United 93.
AFI will honour the creative ensembles behind each film at a lunchin Los Angeles on Jan 12, 2007. Sponsor Hewlett-Packard has created 20scholarships to the AFI Conservatory, one for each of the AFI honorees in themotion picture and television categories.
'AFI AWARDS brings the community together - not aswinners or loser - but as artists who have enriched our culturallegacy,' AFI president and chief executive officer Jean Picker Firstenbergsaid.
'This year, it is particularly meaningful that our honoureeswill be supporting the future of this great art form through the HPscholarships.'
The motion picture jury comprised Spyglass co-founder RogerBirnbaum, Michael Apted, producer Robert G Rehme, James L Brooks, broadcasterElvis Mitchell, writer-producer Diana Ossana, and critic Kenneth Turan.