American Film Institute 2016 Awards Dates Announces – AFI Awards 2016 – Following the American Film Institute The AFI Awards will be handed out Jan. 6. The AFI announced the news, as well as other key dates, in a press release Tuesday morning and The awards will recognize the creative teams behind the year’s 10 most outstanding films and 10 most outstanding TV programs.
According to the release, the honorees are selected by a jury process comprised of experts from across the moving image communities. This includes film and television artists, scholars and critics, as well as AFI Trustees.
The annual awards are unique because they honor the entire creative ensemble. Those in front of the camera receive recognition alongside those behind it. This is due to the fact that the year’s 10 best films and 10 outstanding television shows are all winners
Last year’s AFI Awards winners in TV were:
“Better Call Saul”
“Game of Thrones”
“Master of None”
The Big AFI Awards winners in film were:
“The Big Short”
“Bridge of Spies”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
“Straight Outta Compton”
“Mad Men” also received an AFI Special Award for its contributions to America’s cultural legacy. The show aired its series finale last year. While it was on air, the show made the AFI Awards list a whopping seven times. No other show in history has had that distinction.
American Film Institute 2016 Awards Dates Announces
See all dates relating to the 2016 AFI Awards below:
Television Submission Deadline: October 20, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. PT
Film Submission Deadline: October 27, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. PT
Honorees Announced: December 8, 2016
AFI AWARDS 2016 Luncheon: January 6, 2017
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