LES MIERABLES Among 2012 AFI Awards in Film and TV
The American Film Institute has announced the winners of the 2012 Awards in Film and TV which honor creative ensembles as a whole. Among this year's winners are the films LES MISERABLES and LINCOLN. TV honors went to MAD MEN and MODERN FAMILY among others. This year’s juries were chaired by producers and AFI Board of Trustees Vice Chairs Tom Pollock for movies and Rich Frank for TV.
The big screen adaptation of LES MISERABLES is coming to theaters nationwide on Christmas Day. Under the direction of Tom Hooper, the film stars Hugh Jackman as 'Jean Valjean', Anne Hathaway as 'Fantine', Russell Crowe as 'Javert', Sacha Baron Cohen as Thernardier, Eddie Redmayne as Marius, Aaron Tveit as Enjolras, Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, Samantha Barks as Eponine, and Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thenardier.
The 2012 AFI AWARD WINNERS are as follows:
AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR
Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Dark Knight Rises
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbok
Zero Dark Thirty
AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR
American Horror Story
Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead
About the AFI AWARDS
Each year, AFI Awards – favored by artists and entertainment executives for its intimacy and collaborative recognition – honors excellence in the moving image arts within the context of a Year in Review. One of AFI's national mandates is the creation of an annual almanac that records and preserves the evolution of the moving image arts in the 21st century.
AFI Awards records each year's most outstanding achievements in film, television and other forms of the moving image arts. The honorees-only gathering is the only form of national recognition that honors the creative ensemble as a whole – those in front of and behind the camera – and is popular with talent because there are no winners or losers. The private luncheon honors the talented teams that created the 10 most outstanding films and 10 most outstanding television programs of the year.