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CODA Siân Heder Accepting Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

Academy Award Wins for AFI Alumni

Photo caption: Siân Heder (AFI DWW Class of 2005) accepts the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for CODA - Credit: Blaine Ohigashi/A.M.P.A.S. Congratulations to Siân Heder (AFI DWW Class of 2005), winner of Best Adapted Screenplay for CODA, which marks her first Oscar® win – along with the film’s win for Best Picture and...

Oscar Nominations for the 94th Academy Awards: AFI Alumni Projects

In a live presentation streamed globally, Emmy®-winning actor-comedian Leslie Jordan (WILL & GRACE, THE HELP) and Emmy®-nominated actor-CEO-producer Tracee Ellis Ross (BLACK-ISH, THE HIGH NOTE) announced the 94th Oscars® nominations in all 23 Academy Award® categories. Congratulations to AFI Alumni Siân Heder, Janusz Kamiński and Kim Magnusson on their nominations. Best Adapted Screenplay CODA Siân...

AFI Catalog Spotlight: HARLAN COUNTY, U.S.A.

In honor of Labor Day, AFI celebrates HARLAN COUNTY, U.S.A. (1976), Barbara Kopple’s Oscar®-winning documentary that follows a violent miner’s strike in a small Kentucky town, capturing the passion, bravery and hard-fought victories of workers as they attempt to unionize. HARLAN COUNTY, U.S.A. was made possible in part by a $10,000 Independent Filmmaker Grant from...
Sophie's Choice Film Still - Meryl Streep

AFI Movie Club: SOPHIE’S CHOICE

As part of member benefits, AFI Star members and above can watch SOPHIE'S CHOICE – along with other films curated by AFI – for free. Become a member and start streaming today! LEARN MORE. SOPHIE’S CHOICE stars Kevin Kline and AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Meryl Streep — and is ranked #91 on AFI’s list...
Selma Film Still - David Oyelowo, André Holland, and Stephan James

AFI Movie Club: Behind the Scene with SELMA’s David Oyelowo

SELMA was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2014 – recognizing it as one of the 10 outstanding films deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. Ava DuVernay's visionary film invited audiences “to rise above the breathless shame of our nation’s past and come...
The Color Purple Film Still - Akosua Busia and Desreta Jackson

AFI Movie Club Rewind: THE COLOR PURPLE

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on May 27, 2020. THE COLOR PURPLE, based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, ranks #51 on AFI’s list of the most inspiring films in American history. Steven Spielberg, who directed the film, was the recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1995....
Dreamgirls Film Still - Beyoncé, Anika Noni Rose, and Jennifer Hudson

AFI Movie Club: DREAMGIRLS

DREAMGIRLS received an AFI AWARD in 2006 – recognizing it as culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image   Movie Trivia about DREAMGIRLS -DID YOU KNOW that DREAMGIRLS is based on a hit Broadway musical that opened in 1981? DREAMGIRLS was inspired by the careers…

AFI DOCS Announces 2020 Award Winners

Congratulations to all the films and filmmakers that screened at AFI DOCS 2020! The five-day online festival ran June 17-21 and included live Q&A’s with filmmakers and DOCS Forum events with industry leaders and activist. The festival’s Audience Award for Best Feature went to TRANSHOOD, directed by Sharon Liese. The Audience Award for Best Short…
Mudbound Film Still - Garrett Hedlund and Jason Mitchell

AFI Movie Club: MUDBOUND

MUDBOUND is directed by Dee Rees and features cinematography by Rachel Morrison, a graduate of the AFI Conservatory. The film made history at the Oscars® – Morrison became the first women nominated for Best Cinematography and Rees was the first black woman nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. In this exclusive AFI Archive video, MUDBOUND cinematographer…
Terms of Endearment Film Still - Jack Nicholson and Shirley MacLaine

AFI Movie Club: TERMS OF ENDEARMENT

AFI Life Achievement Award recipients Shirley MacLaine (2012) and Jack Nicholson (1994) came together to help bring you to tears in TERMS OF ENDEARMENT. And director James L. Brooks is the Artistic Director of the AFI Conservatory! Watch Naomi Watts announce the film:   Movie Trivia about TERMS OF ENDEARMENT -DID YOU KNOW the film…
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