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AFI Awards 2005 Official Selections Announced

AFI will honor the creative ensembles for each of the honorees (December 12, 2005)

The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced the official selections of AFI AWARDS 2005, AFI's almanac which records the year's most outstanding achievements in film and television, as well as significant moments in the world of the moving image.

AFI AWARDS is the only form of national recognition that honors the film and television creative ensemble as a whole-those people in front of and behind the camera-acknowledging the collaborative nature of film and television.

Unlike any other film or television award currently given, the AFI AWARDS 2005 selections were made through AFI's unique 13-person jury process in which scholars, artists, critics and AFI trustees discuss, debate and determine the most outstanding achievements of the year, as well as provide a detailed rationale for each selection. Two AFI juries-one for motion pictures and one for television-convened in Los Angeles for two days of deliberation. The jurors have remained confidential until today. (Complete list is below.)

AFI will honor the creative ensembles for each of the honorees at a luncheon on Friday, January 13, 2006, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California. The jury rationales for each selection will be revealed at this event.

"AFI is proud to honor these 20 collaborative teams. As the institute recognizes and celebrates excellence across the century, these honorees will be part of the record that documents America's enduring cultural legacy," commented Jean Picker Firstenberg, AFI's Director and CEO.

The honorees are listed below in alphabetical order:
 AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR -- OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
 CAPOTE
 CRASH
   THE 40 YEAR-OLD VIRGIN
 GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.
   A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
    KING KONG
 MUNICH
  THE SQUID AND THE WHALE
SYRIANA
    AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR -- OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
   24
    BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
DEADWOOD
  GREY'S ANATOMY
 HOUSE
  LOST
    RESCUE ME
   SLEEPER CELL
SOMETIMES IN APRIL
  VERONICA MARS



About the American Film Institute
AFI is a national institute providing leadership in screen education and the recognition and celebration of excellence in the art of film, television and digital media. AFI trains the next generation of filmmakers at its world-renowned Conservatory, maintains America's film heritage through the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and explores new digital technologies in entertainment and education through the AFI Digital Content Lab and K-12 Screen Education Center. As the largest nonprofit exhibitor in the US, AFI ON SCREEN encompasses the annual AFI FEST presented by Audi: AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival -- as well as year-round programming at ArcLight Hollywood and the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, including SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival. AFI AWARDS, the annual almanac for the 21st century, honors the most outstanding motion pictures and television programs of the year, while AFI's 100 Years ... series has ignited extraordinary public interest in classic American movies. And, during the past 33 years, AFI's Life Achievement Award has become the highest honor for a career in film. Additional information about AFI is available at AFI.com.


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