The American Film Institute has announced their picks for the 10 best American films of 2015. The AFI is usually considered to be one of the more accurate of the Oscar precursors so it’s a big deal the SAG ensemble nominee Straight Outta Compton made the list.
And it also might be a big deal that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is on the list as well. Remember that the majority of critics did not see Force Awakens until earlier this week It will be interesting to see if it emerges as an amazingly late Oscar contender. With both Mad Max: Fury Road and The Martian also on the AFI list as well, could it be the year of Sci-Fi at the Oscars?
(And just imagine if Ex Machina managed to show up in the list of nominees?)
It’s also a big deal that potential Oscar nominees like The Revenant, Joy, Beasts of No Nation, and Trumbo were all left off the list. (At the same time, the wonderful Brooklyn was not eligible for an AFI nomination.)
Here’s the list!
AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR