AFI Awards Top 10 2011 Movies Include 'Bridesmaids', 'Dragon Tattoo'
It's awards season, so here we go. The American Film Institute (AFI) announced (via Deadline) the official selections of AFI Awards 2011 – the awards season event favored by artists and entertainment executives for its intimacy and collaborative recognition – that records the year’s most outstanding achievements in film. They've named 10 of the "Movies of the Year", including Bridesmaids, The Help, J. Edgar, Midnight in Paris, Tree of Life and War Horse, as well as two Special Awards: one for Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist and one for the Harry Potter series. Congrats to all, a somewhat diverse yet respectful list of films this year.
AFI Movies of the Year:
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Midnight In Paris
The Tree Of Life
AFI Special Awards:
The Harry Potter Series
(Special awards given to outstanding achievements in the moving image that do not fit into AFI's criteria for the other honorees. For the TV winners, see here.)
As was reported by Dave Karger on EW.com, two films not eligible because they weren't American were The Artist, which got a special recognition anyway, and Tinker Tailor Solider Spy. Other than that, the only one people seem to be surprised is missing is Stephen Daldry's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (trailer), which most critics haven't even seen yet, which might've been the problem with the AFI as well. I still think they named some great picks and I'm personally glad to see The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on there, as well as Hugo and Tree of Life. Something otherwise fantastic films all around, including one of my personal favorites, The Artist, which I'm glad was recognized in some way. For more, visit the AFI site. Thoughts?