The American Film Institute (AFI) announced its official selections of the top 10 movies and TV shows for 2021 yesterday. Among the honorees are some of the buzziest television series of 2021. Streaming giant Netflix was the big winner on the film side with three honorees, but HBO/HBO Max reigned supreme on the TV side with four shows singled out.
Apple and Apple TV+ also did well with their A24 joint release The Tragedy of Macbeth and Sundance award-winner CODA, which were honored on the film side, while the feel-good soccer comedy Ted Lasso and musical charmer Schmigadoon! were dubbed two of the best shows of 2021 by AFI.
Lin-Manuel Miranda will return to the AFI luncheon after his Broadway musical Hamilton was selected last year for a special honor, as his directorial debut tick, tick, Boom! will be honored this year. Read below for the full list of AFI winners, and if you’re as obsessed with awards as we are, check out our Awards Leaderboard for 2021/2022.
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