For the first time the year-end list includes 11 as opposed to the usual 10 features - but Gone Girl and Inherent Vice fail to make the cut.
The American Film Institute on December 8 unveiled its official selections for AFI Awards 2014 – 11 films and 10 television programmes deemed “culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image.”
The selections are for American productions and thus disqualify the likes of The Theory Of Everything.
“We celebrate these films and television programmes as more than just milestones in a year of excellence,” said AFI president and CEO Bob Gazzale.
“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
The Imitation Game;
Into The Woods;
AFI TV PROGRAMMES OF THE YEAR
Game Of Thrones;
How To Get Away With Murder;
Jane The Virgin;
Orange Is The New Black;
Silicon Valley; and
This year’s juries – one for film and one for television – were chaired by producers and AFI board of trustees vice-chairs Tom Pollock (former vice- chairman of MCA, chairman of Universal Pictures) for the movies and Rich Frank (former chairman of Walt Disney Television, president of Walt Disney Studios, president of the Academy Of Television Arts And Sciences) for television.
AFI Awards recipients will take part in a lunch on January 9 in Los Angeles.