American Film Institute Announces AFI Awards 2012 Official Selections
Posted December 10, 2012 06:58 PM by Webmaster
The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the official selections of AFI AWARDS 2012 - "the awards season event favored by artists and entertainment executives for its intimacy and collaborative recognition where everyone is a winner - that documents the year's most outstanding achievements in film and television."
They are grouped in two lists, each featuring ten selections.
Amongst the feature film nominees are Benh Zeitlin's Beasts of the Southern Wild, Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, as well as Kathryn Bigelow's latest film, Zero Dark Thirty.
The selected TV programs include Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, and The Walking Dead, amongst others.
AFI will honor the creative ensembles for each of the selections at an invitation-only luncheon on Friday, January 11, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Below are the complete lists, with the titles that are currently available on Blu-ray or announced for release highlighted.
@NY Yankees 23 2. Skyfall might be considered a "British" movie since it's Bond and produced by two British people and directed by one. AFI only awards American made movies. Last year The Artist and Harry Potter got special awards outside the top 10 because they weren't American made and same with The King's Speech the year before. Although it puzzles me that Les Miserables made the cut considering that is also produced and directed by British people so who really knows this year.
I haven't seen half of the list so can't comment on it, but surprised that "Flight" isn't on the list.
Guess I will watch the others and make my opinion then.
maybe a spoiler... for Argo
I did like the Argo overall, but didn't like the suspense at the end. They put every cliche suspense moment that can happen that it actually took me out of enjoying the movie and made me wonder about the "based" on truth part. It was "too Hollywood" - or maybe that was the point?
So many movies to see that I have yet to see! Glad to see Moonrise Kingdom and The Dark Knight Rises finding some love during awards season! I still really want to see Lincoln and Argo. Can't wait for Zero Dark Thirty and Django Unchained!
I agree with the sentiment about Girls. I didn't like Tiny Furniture, gave Girls a chance (heck I've watched almost all the episodes) and it's garbage. It's almost like people say they like it to appear intellectual.
I love seeing The Dark Knight Rises make this list. I'm admittedly biased as a big Batman fan and Nolan fan, but I think people are really overlooking the quality of this film. Nolan took Bruce Wayne to a very brave, surprising place and the goals of Bane are richer and more nuanced than people are giving the writers credit for. There are really two distinct camps for this film: those who have seen it once and those who have seen it at least twice. The film has a complex plot that leaves most folks' head spinning with questions after the first viewing, but everything falls in place quite nicely upon second and third viewings. If anyone out there only saw it only once and was disappointed, I'd suggest giving the film another shot. I have three different friends who were really disappointed after their first viewing who fell in love with it after seeing it a second time.
The dark knight rises and girls are on the list because some people had a different opinion than others about the film. Lol all you want, but the truth is people have opinions. If you went to college you would know that. Grow up or keep up with the LOLing, and the I'm shocked that made the list. It should never be shocking that someone sees something different from you.