Each year, AFI recognizes the year’s most culturally and artistically significant films and television programs with AFI AWARDS. An almanac documenting works of excellence that defined the storytelling landscape of the past year, AFI AWARDS is the only national honor for the entertainment community’s creative teams as a whole — recognizing the collaborative nature of the art form.
At the AFI AWARDS 2015 ceremony, we asked the creative ensembles behind the year’s most outstanding films and television shows what they’d like you to remember most about their stories many years from now. Watch what the actors, filmmakers and television artists had to say in the video below, featuring J.J. Abrams, Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, Jon Hamm, January Jones, Aziz Ansari, Brie Larson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Todd Haynes, O’Shea Jackson, Jr. and many more. See the complete list of AFI AWARDS 2015 Official Selections here. Check out last year’s video almanac here.
The annual AFI AWARDS luncheon opens with the Institute’s signature March of Time montage. This unique chronicle of the evolution of the moving image weaves the year’s most outstanding films and television into the history of the medium, from 1895 to present day. Here’s this year’s March of Time video: