The American Film Institute has released its list of the Top 10 Movies and TV Programs of 2018 and thus kickstarting the prediction for the upcoming Awards season. It has put A Star is Born, The Favourite, Eighth Grade, If Beale Street Could Talk, BlacKkKlansman, and First Reformed as the front-runners in the upcoming award seasons. The Golden Globe Awards and Screen Actors Guild nominations are right around the corner – Thursday, Dec. 6 and Wednesday, Dec. 12, respectively.
Roma was awarded ‘AFI Special Award‘ which was not included in the Top 10 list as it was ineligible due to predominant foreign production involvement. It is considered as the major contender for the Oscars this year (the film is currently contending as Mexico’s official submission for the foreign language Oscar – at the 91st Academy Awards) and garnering the praise from all the major film festivals, and sitting at the top position of Metacritic as the best-reviewed film with 95 metascore.
Among the films that did not make it to the Top 10 list includes “First Man,” “Vice,” “Widows,” and “The Front Runner.” Touted as the front-runner for the Best Picture contender, the fourth feature film of Damien Chazelle – an exhilarating experience in the space – ‘First Man’ and the four feature film of Steve McQueen ‘Widows’, exclusion of both the films were shocking but not necessarily it will damage their race for Oscars.
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AFI’s Top 10 Films of 2018
If Beale Street Could Talk
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A Quiet Place
A Star Is Born
AFI’s Top 10 TV Programs of 2018
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