The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced that its 2023 AFI AWARDS Winners Event will be held on Friday, January 5, 2024 at the Four Seasons Hotel of Los Angeles in Beverly Hills.
Celebrating the collaborative nature of film and television by honoring talent both above and below the line, the AFI AWARDS is one of the few national programs that honors creative teams as a whole. According to AFI, all honored works promote the art of the moving image, inspire audiences and artists alike, and enhance the rich cultural heritage of the American art form.
AFI AWARDS selections are made through a judging process in which AFI trustees, artists, critics and scholars determine the year’s most outstanding achievements and provide artistic and cultural context for each honoree’s selection. Delivery and deadlines will be announced in the coming weeks. The honorees will be announced in December 2023.
The annual luncheon event is known for its relaxed atmosphere, where talent in front of and behind the camera can mingle to celebrate award-winning films and TV series. The event usually comes with a surprise speaker to read a blessing; the 2022 event held in January of this year brought Al Pacino to the stage.
As for films, last year AFI awarded ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’, ‘Elvis’, ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’, ‘The Fabelmans’, ‘Nope’, ‘She Said’, ‘TÁR “, “Top Gun: Maverick”, “The Woman King” and “Women Talking”. On TV, AFI advertised “Abbott Elementary”, “The Bear”, “Better Call Saul”, “Hacks”, “Mo”, “Pachinko”, “Reservation Dogs”, “Severance”, “Somebody Somewhere” and “The white lotus”. A special award (given annually to non-US-backed productions) went to “The Banshees of Inisherin”.
Meanwhile, AFI is gearing up for its AFI FEST film festival this fall, as well as the Life Achievement Award Tribute to Nicole Kidman, which was set for June 10 but has now been postponed due to concerns about the strike.