AFI Reveals 2018 Film, TV Award Winners

Carlos Somonte
'Roma'

Alfonso Cuaron's 'Roma' will receive a special award.

Embracing both studio features and indie films, the American Film Institute on Tuesday announced its choices for the year’s 10 best films, and also unveiled its choices for the 10 best television programs.

The AFI Awards, which focus on American films which are deemed culturally significant, will go to BlacKkKlansmanBlack PantherEighth GradeIf Beale Street Could TalkThe FavouriteFirst ReformedGreen Book, Mary Poppins Returns, A Quiet Place and A Star Is Born.

Because it falls outside the group’s criteria, the AFI decided to recognize Alfonso Cuaron’s Mexican-made Roma with a special award.

On the television side, this year’s AFI Awards will go to The AmericansThe Assassination of Gianni VersaceAmerican Crime StoryAtlantaBarryBetter Call Saul, The Kominsky MethodThe Marvelous Mrs. MaiselPose, Succession and This Is Us.

Selected by two juries, the honorees will be recognized at the AFI Awards luncheon on Jan. 4.

The film jury was overseen by AFI board of trustees vice chair Tom Pollock, while the TV jury was headed up by board of trustees vice chair Richard Frank. The juries featured such artists as David Benioff, Joan Chen, Courtney B. Vance and Alfre Woodard; film historian Leonard Maltin and other authors and scholars; and film and TV critics from such outlets as the Los Angeles Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, TV Guide, Vanity Fair, Variety and The Washington Post.