AFI Awards Sets Announcement Date

The honorees will be recognized at a luncheon in January

The American Film Institute will announce its choices for the 10 best film and 10 best television achievements of the year on Dec. 8, the organization announced today.

The honorees will be recognized at an invitation-only luncheon on Jan. 9.

The deadline for submissions, which are currently being accepted online at, is Oct. 23 for TV and Oct. 30 for film.

The annual AFI Awards, which honor the creative teams in front of and behind the camera, is marking its 15th year. The honorees are selected by two juries, involving film and television artists, scholars, critics and AFI trustees.