2019 AFI Award Winners for Film and Television Announced
‘The Irishman,’ ‘1917,’ ‘The Farewell,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ ‘Joker,’ ‘Knives Out,’ ‘Little Women,’ ‘Marriage Story,’ ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ and ‘Richard Jewell’ are all being honored this year.
On Wednesday, The American Film Institute revealed its picks for the year’s 10 best films. They also announced the choices for the year’s 10 best television programs.
The 2019 AFI Awards for film, which focus on American movies that are deemed culturally significant, will go to 1917, The Farewell, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Knives Out, Little Women, Marriage Story, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Richard Jewell.
As for tv, this year’s AFI Awards went to Chernobyl, The Crown, Fosse/Verdon, Game of Thrones, Pose, Succession, Unbelievable, Veep, Watchmen and When They See Us.
The AFI also recognized South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite and Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag with special awards. Selected by two juries, one for TV and one for film, the honorees will be recognized at the AFI Awards luncheon, set for Jan. 3 in Los Angeles. This year marks the 20th year for the AFI Awards.
The juries were chaired by AFI Board of Trustees vice chairs Tom Pollock (former vice chairman of MCA, chairman of Universal Pictures) for film and Richard Frank (former chairman of Walt Disney Television, president of Walt Disney Studios, president of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) for television.