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AFI’s Top 10 Films and TV Shows of 2016: ‘Moonlight,’ ‘The Night Of’ and More Make the Cut

A special award was given to "O.J.: Made in America."




The American Film Institute has released its annual list highlighting the top 10 movies and TV series of the year, with “Moonlight,” “La La Land,” “The Americans” and “Game of Thrones” among the honorees; a special award was also given to the nearly eight-hour-long documentary “O.J.: Made in America.” New to the television list are “Atlanta” and “Stranger Things,” both of which premiered in 2016. As always, AFI’s list is in alphabetical order and unranked.

“Year after year, we are reminded of the power of artists to bring us together as one,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI President and CEO. “AFI AWARDS is proud to recognize the achievements of the storytelling teams who have enlightened and informed us, guided and inspired us, and ultimately invited us to empathize with others in a reminder of our common humanity.” Full list below:

READ MORE: LA Film Critics Association Names ‘Moonlight’ Best Film of 2016




“Hacksaw Ridge”

“Hell or High Water”

“La La Land”

Manchester by the Sea





READ MORE: ‘La La Land’: How Damien Chazelle’s Path to Success Mirrored the Dreamers in His Musical

TV series

“The Americans”


“Better Call Saul”

The Crown

“Game of Thrones”

The Night Of

“The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

“Stranger Things”

“This Is Us”


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