American Film Institute Awards 2016 Nominees, Date an Venue – AFI Announces Dates

The American Film Institute Awards selections are made through AFI’s unique jury process – in which scholars, film and television artists, critics and AFI Trustees determine the most outstanding achievements of the year. AFI AWARDS was initiated in 2000 with the aim of recognizing the films and television programs which contribute to our collective cultural legacy.

American Film Institute Awards 2016 Nominees

A uniqueness in its celebration of the film and television arts’ collaborative nature, AFI AWARDS is the only national program that honors creative teams as a whole – recognizing those in front of and behind the camera. When placed in an historical context, these stories archive a complex, rich, visual record of our modern world – the American Film Institute’s ongoing chronicle of the moving image in the 21st century, and an “almanac” of the art form in a given year.

However, the AIF management has released a date for Television submissions must be in by Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. PT. Film submissions are a week later, on Oct. 27. Honorees will be announced Dec. 8, and the awards will be given out in January.

According to the release, the honorees are selected by a jury process comprised of experts from across the moving image communities. This includes film and television artists, scholars and critics, as well as AFI Trustees.


Deadlines for Television and Film Submissions

See all dates relating to the 2016 AFI Awards below:

Television Submission DeadlineOctober 20, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. PT
Film Submission DeadlineOctober 27, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. PT
Honorees AnnouncedDecember 8, 2016


American Film Institute Awards 2016 Date

The AFI AWARDS 2016 Lunch on    January 6, 2017. So whoever that is concerned should note that the deadline for television submissions (is Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. PT) and that for film submissions (is Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. PT) remains this way. Submissions may be made online at

Just in you forget some of the winners of 2015 American Film Institute Awards, here are the list below.

Last year’s winners in TV were:

  1. “The Americans”
  2. “Better Call Saul”
  3. “Black-ish”
  4. “Empire”
  5. “Fargo”
  6. “Game of Thrones”
  7. “Homeland”
  8. “Master of None”
  9. “Mr. Robot”
  10. “Unreal”

Meanwhile, the big winners in film were:

  1. “The Big Short”
  2. “Bridge of Spies”
  3. “Carol”
  4. “Inside Out”
  5. “Mad Max: Fury Road”
  6. “The Martian”
  7. “Room”
  8. “Spotlight”
  9. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
  10. “Straight Outta Compton”


Using the comment box below, tell us: Do you think your favorite shows and films factor in? And what are your expectation for the American Film Institute Awards 2016??


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