Inside The AFI Awards 2015 Private Luncheon


The American Film Institute (AFI) gathered the members of the talented, creative ensembles behind the most outstanding film and television for 2015 in Beverly Hills, California, January 8, 2016 at the Four Seasons Los Angeles Hotel. There were no winners or losers at the 2015 AFI AWARDS luncheon. AFI honors the entire team behind the year’s most prolific productions. Notable guests at the event included Rooney Mara, Jon Hamm, Brie Larson, Steve Carell, Ridley Scott and Ryan Gosling.

Mad Men actors (from left to right): Kiernan Shipka, January Jones and Jon Hamm. (Photo courtesy of AFI)

“ROOM” Co-Stars (from left to right): Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay. (Photo courtesy of AFI)

Actor Ryan Gosling (Photo courtesy of AFI)

The cast of BLACK-ISH at the 2015 AFI AWARDS luncheon. (Photo courtesy of AFI)

Pictured above (left to right): Filmmaker Steven Spielberg, actress Cate Blanchett, and Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger. (Photo courtesy of AFI)

In addition, thirty-eight AFI Conservatory alumni were honored as official award recipients including the creators of “UnReal” and “Mr. Robot.” See this year’s ensemble of AFI Conservatory Alums official selections here. For highly detailed information, including jury rationale, on this year’s full slate of recipients click here.

Furthermore, each year the AFI AWARDS luncheon begins with its signature “March of Time” montage weaving the year’s most outstanding films and television into the medium’s history beginning in 1895.

Watch the AFI AWARDS 2015 “March of Time” here: