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AFI Awards Honor ‘Barbie’, ‘Oppenheimer’, and ‘Succession’

by Andrew Wright
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The award season momentum of ‘Barbenheimer’ continues as the American Film Institute (AFI) announces its AFI Awards recipients for January. The list includes prominent films such as “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer”, among 10 chosen movies.

The AFI is acknowledging an eclectic mix of this year’s most acclaimed films, encompassing a range from mainstream hits and an animated feature to independent films and works from both streaming platforms and traditional movie studios. Notable among the honorees are Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” Alexander Payne’s “The Holdovers,” Celine Song’s “Past Lives,” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Poor Things.” Netflix’s “May December” directed by Todd Haynes and “Maestro” by Bradley Cooper, along with Sony’s animated film “Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse” are also included in this distinguished list.

AFI is also recognizing 10 television series for their exceptional impact and contribution. These include “Abbott Elementary,” “The Bear,” “Beef,” “Jury Duty,” “The Last of Us,” “The Morning Show,” “Only Murders in the Building,” “Poker Face,” “Reservation Dogs,” and “Succession.”

The panel of jurors comprised notable industry figures, including directors Gina Prince-Bythewood and Paris Barclay, authors and film scholars like Mark Harris and Leonard Maltin, and critics such as Ann Hornaday, Janet Maslin, Mary McNamara, and Peter Travers.

The winners of these prestigious awards will be celebrated at an exclusive luncheon in Los Angeles, scheduled for January 12.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about AFI Awards Recipients

What films are receiving the AFI Award in January?

The AFI Award recipients for January include “Barbie,” “Oppenheimer,” Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” Alexander Payne’s “The Holdovers,” Celine Song’s “Past Lives,” Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Poor Things,” Todd Haynes’ “May December,” Bradley Cooper’s “Maestro,” and the animated film “Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse.”

Which TV shows have been honored by the AFI Awards?

The TV shows honored by the AFI Awards are “Abbott Elementary,” “The Bear,” “Beef,” “Jury Duty,” “The Last of Us,” “The Morning Show,” “Only Murders in the Building,” “Poker Face,” “Reservation Dogs,” and “Succession.”

Who were the jurors for the AFI Awards?

The jurors for the AFI Awards included directors Gina Prince-Bythewood and Paris Barclay, authors and film scholars Mark Harris and Leonard Maltin, and critics Ann Hornaday, Janet Maslin, Mary McNamara, and Peter Travers.

When and where will the AFI Awards winners be celebrated?

The winners of the AFI Awards will be celebrated at a private luncheon in Los Angeles on January 12.

More about AFI Awards Recipients

  • American Film Institute
  • AFI Awards 2023
  • Film Industry News
  • Television Series Awards
  • AFI Jurors and Selection Process
  • Los Angeles Film Events

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6 comments

CinemaLover101 December 8, 2023 - 3:01 am

interesting list but no mention of any documentaries this year? AFI usually spotlights at least one or two

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Mike_Jr December 8, 2023 - 5:15 am

wow, Barbie and Oppenheimer in the same league? that’s some diverse choices by AFI, good to see different genres getting recognition.

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FilmBuff88 December 8, 2023 - 9:16 am

Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse getting some love, finally animated films are taken seriously at these major awards

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TVAddict December 8, 2023 - 10:31 am

Succession again! this show is on a roll, totally deserves all the praise it gets

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L.A. Scene December 8, 2023 - 7:34 pm

Can’t wait for the luncheon in LA, always a star-studded event, hope we get some good pics and interviews from the winners!

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Rachel_G December 8, 2023 - 11:06 pm

So who decides these awards anyway? I heard its a mix of directors, critics, and scholars, must be tough to pick the best among so many great films and shows

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