For those of you already trying to make your Oscar predictions, the American Film Institute’s Top Ten List is probably the best of the early precursors. Chances are that the majority of the films listed below are going to be nominated for Best Picture.
Now, I should mention that the AFI only lists American-made productions. So, Belfast was not eligible. However, the AFI still gave Belfast a “special award,” so that should tell you just how much of a contender Belfast is going to be when the Oscar nominations are announced next year. Even when Belfast isn’t eligible to compete, it wins.
Here are the the AFI’s Top Ten Films of 2021:
DON’T LOOK UP
THE POWER OF THE DOG
tick, tick… BOOM!
THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
WEST SIDE STORY
Special Awards: BELFAST & SUMMER OF SOUL