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  1. Peter said:

    How is it that “Mad Max:Fury Road” has been classified as American. It has just won the AACTA Award, the premier film award in Australia, as their best Australian film of the year. The only significant American creative or production values I can see is Warner Bros financing the film. Providing the money does not make it American. The whole Mad Max series of films have always been regarded as indisputably from the creative and film culture in Australia.

    December 16, 2015
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    • Philippe Ostiguy said:

      By award standards, the home country of the financing/production determines the origin of the film. It is widely acknowledged as an American/Australian co-production, despite its undoubtedly Australian roots.

      December 16, 2015
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      • Peter said:

        These awards in particular and the AFI in general are there to recognize and preserve American culture and creative excellence, not just who in the cinematic world has the financial clout. As a hypothetical, if “Bridge of Spies” was financed by European money would it then follow that it would be classified as a European film. It wouldn’t and it shouldn’t as it’s origins and creative proponents are distinctly American.

        December 16, 2015
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    • Heinzwill said:

      I think it’s because it was released in the US? But that wouldn’t explain why The King’s Speech wasn’t included because it was a British-produced film.

      December 16, 2015
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    • alex said:

      completely agree with you peter

      December 17, 2015
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  2. Victor said:

    No Hannibal? Just lost all credibility to me.

    December 16, 2015
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  3. Bernadine Shelbourne said:

    Hannibal???? really???? wow

    December 16, 2015
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  4. MHJ said:

    No Hannibal? This list is worthless.

    December 16, 2015
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  5. Eric said:

    Black-ish but not Hannibal…. Riiiight….

    December 16, 2015
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    • Thomas said:

      Eric…Have you ever seen Black-ish… Probably not!!!

      December 19, 2015
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  6. Daniel B said:

    FARGO is a work of genius.

    December 16, 2015
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  7. susan said:

    Having just experienced “The Revenant”, I am surprised and disappointed it is not on this list–
    It is a piece of tour de force filmmaking unlike anything in decades—a masterpiece.

    December 16, 2015
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  8. Mario C said:

    Came looking for he Leftovers, left disappointed.

    December 17, 2015
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  9. Elizabeth said:

    I don’t watch “Hannibal” so can’t comment on its omission, but I’m thrilled that “black-ish” is on the TV list. Its combination of social commentary and being flat-out funny is refreshing!

    December 17, 2015
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  10. Tim said:

    Hard to believe people are voting on movies they have yet to see because they haven’t been released nationally yet?

    December 17, 2015
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    • Angela said:

      The jurors for AFI Awards are given the opportunity to view all the films in advance of their release date through private screenings. This year’s announcement was even pushed out to accommodate STAR WARS so that the jurors could vote on it after viewing it.

      January 8, 2016
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  11. Rebekah Karkos said:

    What about “Outlander” for a tv show???

    December 18, 2015
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  12. Ariana Fulginiti said:

    The farewell of MAD MEN has been very tough to take…have been an ARDENT fan since the beginning because we’ve never quite — on the TV landscape — witnessed an odyssey such as the one Don Draper (as portrayed by the enigmatic and elegant Jon Hamm) took us through with his complicated character. Delighted AFI has decided to confer its SPECIAL AWARD on this show which sh/could have proceeded for another decade. Why can’t THESE awards presentation be televised? As AFI’s Jury Selected Movie List…while I totally agree with ROOM, SPOTLIGHT (and probably THE BIG SHORT), Why weren’t TRUMBO, THE DANISH GIRL and especially JOY featured on this list??? AFI should try to ensure — if it wants to draw in more dues paying members for contributions and etc — that more of its ceremonies are booked as a television outing for those of us who are craft and film driven and follow the discussion threads from your organization and all the other craft — not tabloid and celebrity-driven — shows on the subject. How short-sighted is that?? Ariana Fulginiti

    December 19, 2015
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  13. Michael said:

    Hannibal was good season 1. This season was not very good.

    December 19, 2015
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  14. Brod said:

    Though I agree that Hannibal is a great series, I’m not quite sure it deserves to be in the Top 10, especially after this last season. It decided to go full art-house, which I think made it lacking in other areas. Still hope Netflix or someone else will pick it up.

    December 20, 2015
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  15. Diane A said:

    I expected Steve Jobs. Some knocked it for not making a great deal of money but neither are two other nominated films–it’s not about the money. It’s about the quality of the acting and Fassbender and Winslett and others were exceptional.

    December 26, 2015
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  16. Kinopanorama Widescreen Preservation Association, Inc. said:

    The omission of Tarentino’s “The Hateful Eight” is inexplicable, rendering the other nominees somewhat less valid. Politics obviously.

    December 26, 2015
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  17. Julie said:

    There are several,shows on here I haven’t watched but, in my opinion, The Americans is the best show on television.

    January 1, 2016
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  18. M.C.K said:

    The Revenant is not in the here. Why??

    February 24, 2016
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