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AFI Awards announced for film and television with special award to 'O.J.: Made in America'

AFI Awards announced for film and television with special award to 'O.J.: Made in America'

The American Film Institute released their official selections for the 2016 AFI Awards on Thursday, given to “the year’s most culturally and artistically significant films and television programs.”

With 10 films and 10 television programs being recognized, a special award was nevertheless given to Ezra Edelman’s documentary “O.J.: Made in America,” recognizing the unusual position for the 7½-hour project of having been both broadcast on ESPN in five parts and released to theaters in two parts.

The 10 movies of the year, in alphabetical order:

“Arrival”

“Fences”

“Hacksaw Ridge”

“Hell or High Water”

“La La Land”

“Manchester by...

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