The American Film Institute has named the honorees of AFI AWARDS 2018, praising the year’s most extraordinary accomplishments in the craft of the moving picture — with 10 movies and 10 TV programs considered socially and aesthetically critical.
Notwithstanding the 20 honorees, AFI additionally perceives ROMA with an AFI Special Award, assigned for a work of perfection outside the Institute’s criteria for American film.
AFI AWARDS honorees are chosen dependent on works that advance the specialty of the moving picture, improve the rich social legacy of America’s fine art, move groups of onlookers and craftsmen alike and make a blemish on American culture.
Denoting the nineteenth part in the American Film Institute’s continuous chronicle of the moving picture, the 2018 passages join an eminent gathering of past AFI AWARDS honorees — works of noteworthiness that add to the rich social inheritance and characterize the cutting edge frame. View all past AFI AWARDS honorees here.
AFI AWARDS determinations are made through a jury procedure where AFI Trustees, researchers, specialists, and faultfinders decide the year’s most exceptional accomplishments and give relevant justifications to every choice.
The current year’s juries — one for film and one for TV — were led by AFI Board of Trustees Vice Chairs Tom Pollock (previous Vice Chairman of MCA, Chairman of Universal Pictures) for film and Richard Frank (previous Chairman of Walt Disney Television, President of Walt Disney Studios, President of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) for TV. The juries included acclaimed craftsmen, for example, David Benioff, Joan Chen, Courtney B. Vance and Alfre Woodard; famous creators and researchers speaking to renowned colleges with perceived movie expressions and TV programs; film antiquarian Leonard Maltin; the AFI Board of Trustees; and film and TV pundits from news sources, for example, the Los Angeles Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, TV Guide, Vanity Fair, Variety and The Washington Post.
Honorees will accumulate on January 4, 2019, for acknowledgment at the yearly AFI AWARDS private lunch meeting in Los Angeles, CA on occasion supported by the amusement network for its casual closeness and its comprehensive affirmation of greatness. At the lunch meeting, AFI will display jury methods of reasoning giving aesthetic and social setting to the determination of every honoree.
The AFI AWARDS lunch get-together will be supported by Audi, a supporter of AFI and its projects for as far back as 15 years. The AFI AWARDS lunch get-together is likewise supported by American Airlines, the official aircraft of AFI.