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'Boyhood,' 'Into the Woods' make the AFI Awards list

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The American Film Institute typically gives out honors to 10 films each year, but this year, 11 made the cut, including Boyhood, which picked up even more critics’ prizes over the weekend. According to AFI, this is “the first time in AFI AWARDS history that the voting procedure – including tiebreakers – has resulted in the inclusion of 11 motion picture honorees.” 

AFI also honored some films that haven’t been on the receiving end of awards attention as of yet including InterstellarInto the Woods, and Unbroken. “We celebrate these films and television programs as more than just milestones in a year of excellence,” AFI President and CEO Bob Gazzale said in a statement. “They are a part of our American cultural heritage – collectively, a new chapter in the story of the art form and of our nation.”

The films that made the list are:

American Sniper

Birdman

Boyhood

Foxcatcher

The Imitation Game

Interstellar

Into the Woods

Nightcrawler

Selma

Unbroken

Whiplash

The 10 television programs that earned spots on the organization’s list are:

The Americans

Fargo

Game of Thrones

How to Get Away with Murder

Jane the Virgin

The Knick

Mad Men

Orange Is the New Black

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