HBO’s Chernobyl and Succession and FX’s Fosse/Verdon are among the American Film Institure’s 10 outstanding TV programs of the year, which also includes some old-guard shows taking their final bows (Game of Thrones, Veep) and an embrace of diversity evident in others (Pose, Watchmen, When They See Us).
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HBO made a particularly strong showing, with fully half of the Top 10 entries airing on the premium cabler. Netflix got three awards and FX two — leaving the major broadcast networks and everyone else shut out.
An AFI Special Award, designated for a work of excellence outside the institute’s criteria for American film and television, was given to Amazon’s Emmy-winning Fleabag.
The 10 outstanding TV programs deemed culturally and artistically representative of this year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image are:
The Crown (Netflix)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
When They See Us (Netflix)