AFI Awards: Top Films and Shows Include ‘Dune,’ ‘The Power of the Dog’ and ‘Schmigadoon!’

AFI Awards: Top Films and Shows Include ‘Dune,’ ‘The Power of the Dog’ and ‘Schmigadoon!’
Films from Paul Thomas Anderson, Jane Campion, Joel Coen, Guillermo del Toro, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Denis Villeneuve are recipients of the 2021 AFI Awards.

The honors give a nice boost for the films’ awards campaigns leading up to the holiday break, especially as ballots are in the hands of Critics Choice and SAG voters. Netflix led the charge on the film side with Adam McKay’s “Don’t Look Up,” Campion’s “The Power of the Dog” and Miranda’s “Tick, Tick … Boom!” all making the cut and increasing their best picture nomination chances.

Apple Original Films and Warner Bros. were next in line with two films apiece. Apple nabbed spots for summer crowdpleaser “Coda” from Siân Heder and the William Shakespeare adaptation “The Tragedy of Macbeth” from Joel Coen, a co-distribution with A24. The latter studio picked up mentions for sci-fi blockbuster “Dune” from Villeneuve and the uplifting sports film “King Richard” from Reinaldo Marcus Green.
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