AFI Award Winners: 'Dragon Tattoo,' 'War Horse', 'J. Edgar' Make The Cut; Special Awards To 'The Artist' And 'Harry Potter'

LOS ANGELES, CA, December 11, 2011 – The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced 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, television and other forms of the moving image arts:

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR
Bridesmaids
The Descendants
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
The Help
Hugo
J. Edgar
Midnight In Paris
Moneyball
The Tree Of Life
War Horse

AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR
Breaking Bad
Boardwalk Empire
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Game Of Thrones
The Good Wife
Homeland
Justified
Louie
Modern Family
Parks And Recreation

AFI SPECIAL AWARDS
The Artist
The Harry Potter Series

  1. Really? J. Edgar and The Help both weren’t worthy.
    Leo did not convince and the direction was limp.
    The Help had an episodic script, bad accents, no clear protagonist and stereotypical caricatures.
    I would have used their slots to put in “The Debt” and “Drive”

  2. Eastwood grants AFI the honor of the J. Edgar premiere. AFI, in turn, puts J. Edgar on its list. Quid pro quo.

    J. Edgar is a terrible movie.

  3. Wow. What a weak year if that’s the best they can do. J. Edgar, Bridesmaids, and The Help do not belong on this list.

  4. If george clooney wins an award for the descendants you will be hearing screaming from hooksett, nh…He is charming in interviews but this is not an award worthy performance…either was up in the air. Fingers crossed for the Christmas releases.

  5. Laughable and ridiculous as always. AFI, no one believes that The Help, Bridesmaids and the sickeningly sentimental War Horse are better films than Drive & The Ides of March, and Contagion, to a lesser degree. Shame? Carnage? Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy? Melancholia? Well, at least they included The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I would have thought they’d exclude that for sure.

    1. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is British so it can’t be picked for the AMERICAN Film Institute’s top 10 of the year.

  6. At least Homeland is a winner in the eyes of the AFI…..it’s a great show and worth watching every single week.

  7. At least they discovered there were no Great films this year..J Edgar ?????The Help????At least Midnight in Paris made it-My son and wife conceived a baby during their trip to Paris this year!! Can’t wait for the last episode for season 2 of “Boardwalk Empire”, this is a great HBO series, fingers crossed for it! We will see. Hollywood needs new actors and actresses-bring it on.

  8. I’m sorry, but apparently no one who made the decision actually saw J EDGAR. I expected a lo0t from that film, but honestly, IT STUNK! I wanted to walk out and save myself further pain, but I chose to see if anything–anything at all–was going to happen. It didn’t. It was HORRIBLE!

  9. A so called artist doesn’t evaluate so as to win some award but Hollywood needs to give out awards to confirm the quality of their work which is sadly lame. A true artist knows the value of his/her work and no statue can define it.

  10. Bilge, propaganda, porno, too pricey a product for this depressed economy/environment. Wait for the DVD if film is half good because none are really worth the money.
    The audience poll of Hollywood channels the Political polls; dissatisfied with the incumbents. “Throw them all OUT”.

  11. Exactly how many of the awards shows are there? Which one counts the most? Is it just me, or is this getting silly?

  12. Bridesmaids? Are we supposed to take this seriously?

    Parks and Rec? Really? I’ve never once laughed at that show. Sons of Anarchy is the best show on TV, not even considered. This entire thing is a joke.

    1. I completely agree, Jamie…Sons of Anarchy is the BEST show on television – Parks and Rec??? Louie??? Seriously????

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