American Film Institute (AFI) has unveiled the recipients of AFI Awards 2021 with King Richard, The Power Of The Dog and Coda among its movies of the year.
The other film honourees in alphabetical order are: Don’t Look Up, Dune, Licorice Pizza, Nightmare Alley, The Power Of The Dog, Tick, Tick… Boom!, and West Side Story.
The AFI’s TV shows of the year include Hacks, Mare Of Easttown, Reservation Dogs, Ted Lasso, The Underground Railroad, and Wandavision.
All selections were deemed “culturally and artistically representative of this year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image” by a jury of AFI trustees, artists, critics and scholars that included Minari director Lee Isaac Chung, Anjelica Huston, and Ed Zwick.
Special Awards for ”works of excellence that fall outside of the Institute’s criteria of American film and television” went to Belfast, Summer Of Soul, and South Korean TV phenomenon Squid Game.
Honourees will attend a private AFI Awards reception at The Four Seasons in Beverly Hills on January 7, 2022. The full lists appear below:
AFI movies of the year
Don’t Look Up
The Power Of The Dog
Tick, Tick… Boom!
The Tragedy Of Macbeth
West Side Story
AFI television programmes of the year
Mare Of Easttown
The Underground Railroad
The White Lotus
AFI Special Award
Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised).