AFI Goes Indie for Top 10 Films and TV Programs of 2017

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The American Film Institute (AFI) announced its top 10 movies and television programs for the year. At least on the movie side of things, AFI’s selections were predominantly indie films with The Big Sick and The Florida Project showing up on the list.

AFI also picked Wonder Woman as one of the more populist options, the Warner Bros. movie having grossed more than $400 million domestically. The inclusion of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk was less unexpected, and Steven Spielberg’s The Post, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, was the last of the studio movies.

Other films on the list expected to play a factor in the Oscar race include Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird and Jordan Peele’s Get Out.

There were fewer surprises on the TV side of things with TV series like HBO’s Game of Thrones and NBC’s This Is Us mixed in with limited series like FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan and HBO’s Big Little Lies. Netflix had a good showing with The CrownMaster of None and Stranger Things 2 all included on the AFI list, as was Amazon’s The Handmaiden’s Tale.

Ken Burns’ documentary mini-series The Vietnam War also received  a special award.

You can see the full list of AFI selections below:

AFI Movies of the Year

The Big Sick
Call Me by Your Name
The Florida Project
Get Out
Lady Bird
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Wonder Woman

AFI TV Programs of the Year

Big Little Lies
The Crown
Feud: Bette and Joan
Game of Thrones
The Good Place
The Handmaid’s Tale
Master of None
Stranger Things 2
This is Us

AFI Special Award

The Vietnam War

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