Official selections for 14th annual AFI Awards have been announced by the American Film Institute, after various Film Critics association announced theirs. Instead of naming sole winners, the organization picks ten films, along with 10 television programs, deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year's most significant achievements in the art of the moving image.
Alfonso Cuaron's outer space thriller "Gravity" and Spike Jonze's sci-fi romance "Her" are among the 2013 selections. Others include Steve McQueen's true-story slavery drama "12 Years a Slave", David O. Russell's crime drama "American Hustle", and Paul Greengrass' pirate hijack action "Captain Phillips".
Completing the list are Ryan Coogler's drama "Fruitvale Station", Coen brothers' music dramedy "Inside Llewyn Davis", Alexander Payne's dramedy "Nebraska", John Lee Hancock's biographical dramedy "Saving Mr. Banks", and Martin Scorsese's biographical black comedy "The Wolf of Wall Street".
The juries consist of award-winning artists such as Jon Avnet, Anne V. Coates, Roman Coppola, D.C. Fontana, Nancy Meyers and Noah Wyle. The creative ensembles for each of the selections will be honored at an invitation-only luncheon on Friday, January 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
The AFI Movies of the Year: