Black Panther, A Star Is Born and Mary Poppins Returns are among the American Film Institute’s top 10 films of the year. AFI announced its selections for the 19th AFI Awards Tuesday (Dec. 4), recognizing works deemed culturally and artistically significant by a jury of AFI trustees, scholars and critics.
The selected 10 films include the aforementioned blockbusters, the horror film A Quiet Place, The Favourite, Barry Jenkins’ James Baldwin adaptation If Beale Street Could Talk, Bo Burnham’s coming-of-age film Eighth Grade, BlacKkKlansman, First Reformed and Green Book.
The organization is also giving a special award to Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma, which did not fit the criteria for American films. AFI also recognizes 10 television shows, including Atlanta,The Americans, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Barry, Better Call Saul, The Kominsky Method, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Pose, Succession and This is Us.
The honorees will be recognized at a Los Angeles luncheon on Jan. 4. Actor/Director Bradley Cooper’s lauded remake of A Star Is Born recently won best director for Cooper, best actress for Lady Gaga and best supporting actor for Sam Elliott from the National Board of Review.