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American Film Institute Sets 2023 AFI Awards Date

The American Film Institute on Wednesday revealed that the 2023 AFI Awards will take place on Jan. 5, 2024, at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. AFI Awards selections are made through a jury process comprised of AFI trustees, artists, critics and scholars. Deadlines for submissions will be announced in the coming […]

AFI Awards: Hollywood’s Biggest Names in Film and TV Return to Luncheon Where Everyone’s a Winner

Hollywood’s biggest names in film and television returned to the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills for a celebration of the American Film Institute’s picks of the year’s top 10 offerings from those media. The ballroom for the AFI Awards luncheon was crowded with top executives like Disney’s Bob Iger and Dana Walden, Warner Bros. Discovery’s […]

Julie Andrews Reflects on ‘Mary Poppins’ Joys and Why More ‘Princess Diaries’ Is Not In Her Future

From Mary Poppins to The Sound of Music to The Princess Diaries, Julie Andrews is a part of the fabric of moviegoing. And to talk about Andrews’ decades-spanning career is to talk about Hollywood history itself. Andrews earned an Oscar for her first feature film, Mary Poppins, and has gone on to be recognized at […]

‘CODA’ Director Sian Heder to Be Awarded Alumni Honor at AFI Life Achievement Gala

After sweeping through awards season with her film CODA, Siân Heder is collecting another honor. Heder, who is an alumnus of AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, will receive the 2022 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal from AFI. Past recipients include Darren Aronofsky, Lesli Linka Glatter, Patty Jenkins, Mimi Leder, David Lynch, and Terrence Malick. It […]

AFI Awards Luncheon: Oscar and Emmy Hopefuls, Including Many AFI Alums, Celebrated

The talent behind Hollywood’s 10 best films and 10 best TV shows — in the opinions of small juries of distinguished showbiz personalities — gathered on Friday for the 22nd AFI Awards luncheon, which is always a talent favorite because, in the words of AFI president and CEO Bob Gazzale, “the game here is that […]