Chadwick Boseman’s last movie among honorees for AFI 2021 film awards

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LOS ANGELES: The American Film Institute (AFI) on Monday announced its movies of the year, with five of the 10 honorees featuring predominantly non-white casts and stories.

The annual list, released ahead of the major 2021 award shows, is not ranked but is one of the first indications of the films expected to do well at the Oscars and Golden Globes.

It includes Spike Lee’s Vietnam drama “Da 5 Bloods,” Chadwick Boseman’s last movie “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “One Night in Miami” about a meeting in 1964 between Black icons Cassius Clay, Sam Cooke, Malcolm X and Jim Brown, and Black Panther story “Judas and the Black Messiah.”

The AFI Awards, chosen by a jury of filmmakers, critics, and academics, annually honors the entire creative teams of the 10 films and television shows of the past year that it deems most culturally and artistically representative.

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