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AFI Awards Sets New Date For Luncheon Postponed Amid Covid Surge – Update

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UPDATED, 4:15 PM: The American Film Institute has set a date for its AFI Awards Luncheon, which had been postponed during Christmas Week as the Omicron variant began surging.

The reception now is set for Friday, March 11, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The event originally was set for January 7.PREVIOUSLY, December 20: The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that  the AFI Awards luncheon is postponed.

The Luncheon was scheduled to take place on  Friday, January 7, but due to concerns over the rising cases of Covid, AFI will reschedule the event for a later date. “The goal of AFI Awards is to bring together the creative community at a private event founded in hugs and handshakes,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI President and CEO. “Because that goal is not achievable at this time, we will be postponing the event until we can properly celebrate the artists in a manner worthy of the gifts they have given the world.”AFI Awards honorees include 10 outstanding films and 10 outstanding TV programs deemed culturally and artistically representative of this year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image.

Additional honorees were selected in a category for “Special Awards,” designated for works of excellence that fall outside of the Institute’s criteria of American film and television.The AFI awards honors 10 films and 10 TV shows that they deemed most culturally relevant and artistically representative.

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