AFI awards ceremony postponed to March 11


As the awards ceremonies continue to reshuffle due to the COVID outbreak, the American Film Institute has announced that the reception for the 2021 honorees will move to March 11 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

The celebration was scheduled to take place on January 7, but was postponed due to concerns over current health conditions.

Other events that have been postponed or canceled include the Critics Choice Awards, now set for March 13, and the Palm Springs Film Festival, which has been canceled for 2022. The BAFTA Awards will also take place on March 13, earlier in the day, while the Oscars are on March 27, preceded by the Oscar nominees luncheon on March 7.

The 10 outstanding films and television shows that will be honored were announced on December 8, along with special awards for works of excellence that do not meet the criteria for American film and television. This was also the case for films from previous years such as “Roma” and “Parasite”.

The winners are:

AFI Films of the Year

“CODA” (Apple Original Movies)
“Don’t Look Up” (Netflix)
“Dune” (Warner Bros.)
“King Richard” (Warner Bros.)
“Licorice Pizza” (MGM/United Artists Release)
“Nightmare Alley” (spotlight footage)
“The Power of the Dog” (Netflix)
“Tick, tick… Boom!” (Netflix)
“The Tragedy of Macbeth” (Apple Original Films/A24)
“West Side Story” (20th Century Studios)

AFI Television Programs of the Year

Hacks (HBO Max)
“Maid” (Netflix)
“Easttown Pond” (HBO)
“Reservation Dogs” (FX)
“Schmigadon! (Apple TV Plus)
“Succession” (HBO)
“Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus)
“The Underground Railroad” (Prime Video)
“Wanda Vision” (Disney Plus)
“The White Lotus” (HBO)

AFI Special Award

“Belfast” (Main Features)
“Squid Game” (Netflix)
“Summer of Soul (…Or, When Revolution Couldn’t Be Televised)” (Searchlight Pictures)


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