The AFI Has Announced Their Top Ten Films Of The Year!


The American Film Institute (the AFI) have announced their picks for the top ten American films of 2020.  The AFI is generally seen as being one of the most reliable of the Oscar precursors.  If a movie appears in its top ten list, there’s a good chance that it will also be nominated for Best Picture.  It’s not an exact science, of course.  There will usually be one or two films that manage to land a nomination without getting any recognition from the AFI.  But if a film is a major contneder, it will probably also appear on the AFI list.

(Last year, Parasite was not eligible for the AFI’s top ten because it was a Korean film but it still received a “special award.  This year’s special award goes to Hamilton, which I don’t think is considered to be Oscar eligible.  If the AFI really wanted to make an impact, they could have given the special award to Small Axe and restarted that whole “Is it a movie or a miniseries” debate from December.)

Here are the AFI’s top ten:

Da 5 Bloods
Judas And The Black Messiah
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mank
Minari
Nomadland
One Night In Miami…
Soul
Sound Of Metal
The Trial Of The Chicago 7

​SPECIAL AWARD: Hamilton

2 responses to “The AFI Has Announced Their Top Ten Films Of The Year!

  1. Pingback: Lisa’s Week In Review: 1/25/21 — 1/31/21 | Through the Shattered Lens

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