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American Film Institute’s Top 2016 Films / TV Shows: FENCES, GAME OF THRONES, STRANGER THINGS & More

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AFI Awards 2016 Winners

American Film Institute has selected its top ten films and ten television shows for 2016. Many of the selections for this year weren’t a surprise while a few were a surprise. For films, Moonlight, Hacksaw Ridge, Fences, and Silence were obvious choices for the 2016 AFI Awards. Hell or High Water was one of the unexpected picks. For television programs, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, The Americans, and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story were chosen, amongst others. I was disappointed that Westworld and The Leftovers didn’t make the cut this year.

American Film Institute’s Top Ten Films and TV Show of 2016

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR

ARRIVAL
FENCES
HACKSAW RIDGE
HELL OR HIGH WATER
LA LA LAND
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
MOONLIGHT
SILENCE
SULLY
ZOOTOPIA

AFI TELEVISION PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR

THE AMERICANS
ATLANTA
BETTER CALL SAUL
THE CROWN
GAME OF THRONES
THE NIGHT OF
THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
STRANGER THINGS
THIS IS US
VEEP

The American Film Institute (AFI) is “the awards season event favored by artists and entertainment executives for its intimacy and collaborative recognition – that records the year’s most outstanding achievements in film, television and other forms of the moving image arts.” This list recognizes ‘works which best advance the art of the moving image; enhance the rich cultural heritage of America’s art form; inspire audiences and artists alike; and/or make a mark on American society.’”

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