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'Moonlight,' 'Arrival' And 'Zootopia' Make AFI's List Of 2016's Best Movies

"Atlanta," "Stranger Things" and "Veep" are among the group's best TV shows.
Janelle Monáe stars in a scene from "Moonlight."
Janelle Monáe stars in a scene from "Moonlight."

The American Film Institute announced its picks for the 10 best movies and television shows of 2016 on Thursday. The former list includes the three ostensible Oscar front-runners: “La La Land,” “Moonlight” and “Manchester by the Sea.” 

AFI’s selections are a reliable indicator of which movies earn Best Picture nominations from the Oscars each January. Since the category expanded to as many as 10 slots in 2009, 76 percent of Best Picture nominees have also been recognized by AFI.

Notable titles missing from the 2016’s list include “20th Century Women,” “Hidden Figures,” “Jackie,” “Lion,” “Loving” and “Patriots Day.”

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR

“Arrival”
“Fences”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”
“La La Land”
“Manchester by the Sea”
“Moonlight”
“Silence”
“Sully”
“Zootopia”

AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR
“The Americans”
“Atlanta”
“Better Call Saul”
“The Crown”
“Game of Thrones”
“The Night Of”
“The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
“Stranger Things”
“This Is Us”
“Veep”

AFI SPECIAL AWARD
“O.J.: Made in America” 

See the list of this year’s AFI jury members here. You might recognize a few names, like Elizabeth Banks and Jon Hamm.

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