The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the official selections of AFI Awards 2011, recording the year’s most outstanding achievements in film, television and other forms of the moving image arts. “AFI Awards represents the proudest of moments in the Institute’s calendar of events,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI President & CEO. “The event brings together the year’s top artists in a celebration of community, not competition.”
AFI Movies of the Year included Bridesmaids, The Descendants, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Help, Hugo, J. Edgar, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life and War Horse TV Programs included Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, Homeland, Justified, Louie, Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, while Special Awards went to The Artist and The Harry Potter Series.
AFI Awards is the only national recognition that honors the community’s creative ensembles as a whole, acknowledging the collaborative nature of the art form. Honorees are selected based on 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.