Preparation for awards season is in high gear, and the American Film Institute is adding to the buzz. Today AFI announced their choices for the top 11 films and 10 outstanding television shows of 2014, and several of our favorites, like The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley (pictured above), made the list.
The non-competitive AFI Awards acknowledge the collaborative nature of film and TV production, bringing the community’s creative teams together in a unique celebration of their work. "We celebrate these films and television programs as more than just milestones in a year of excellence," said Bob Gazzale, AFI president and CEO, in a statement. "This is part of our cultural heritage."
With the SAG Awards and Golden Globes nominees being announced this week and the Oscar predictions starting to bubble, are the AFI's selections an indication of what's to come? We predict yes, but only time will truly tell. Check out all the AFI Awards honorees below.
Movies of the Year:
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
The Imitation Game
Into the Woods