AFI Awards honors the most outstanding motion pictures and television programs of the year, while AFI's 100 Years . . . series has ignited extraordinary public interest in classic American movies. AFI's Life Achievement Award has become the highest honor for a career in film.
AFI is guided by a prestigious Board of Trustees, chaired by Sir Howard Stringer, and a Board of Directors, chaired by Jon Avnet and John F. Cooke. It is comprised of key figures from the entertainment, business and academic communities. "AFI AWARDS 2009 is the tenth chapter in a century-long program to honor the artists and their work,? AFI President and CEO Bob Gazzale. "This program celebrates the creative community - not competition - and it is in this spirit that the institute brings America?s storytellers together to acknowledge their contributions to our nation?s rich cultural heritage.?
Here are the 2009 honorees:
AFI Movie of the Year - Official Selections
?The Hurt Locker?
?Precious: Based on the Novel ?Push? by Sapphire?
?A Serious Man?
?A Single Man?
?Up in the Air?
AFI TV Programs of the Year - Official Selections
?The Big Bang Theory?
?Friday Night Lights?
?The No. 1 Ladies? Detective Agency?
The American Film Institute has announced its Top 10 Movies and TV Programs of the year. AFI is a national institute providing leadership in screen education and the recognition and celebration of excellence in the art of film, television and digital media.
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