Five new series joined a cadre of continuing hits on the American Film Institute’s list of 2018’s ten best TV dramas: 1980s style and culture story “Pose,” hitman comedy “Barry,” acting coach’s tale “The Kominsky Method,” busuness empire power struggle “Succession” and true life tragedy “The Assassination of Gianni Versace.”
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” has scooped up another accolade thanks to the American Film Institute’s annual honorees list for the year’s top 10 TV series, as has fellow Emmy victor “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”
The FX network had a total of four shows on the list: AFI returnees “Atlanta” and “The Americans” in addition to 2018 debuts “Pose” and “The Assassination of Gianni Versace.”
HBO was responsible for a further three dramas: the “Breaking Bad” spin-off “Better Call Saul,” plus “Barry” and “Succession.”
Streaming services Netflix and Amazon were represented by “The Kominsky Method” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” respectively, while non-subscription network NBC broadcasts “This Is Us.”
Notable omissions from the list included “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Westworld,” “Glow” and “Stranger Things.”
“Game of Thrones,” which won the Outstanding Drama Series Emmy, did not broadcast any new episodes in 2018 — it returns in April 2019 for an eighth and final season — and so was not under consideration for the AFI list.
Next up in the TV awards season, the HFPA reveals its nominations for the combined film and TV Golden Globe awards on December 6, the same day as the Critics’ Choice Awards unveils its own category shortlists.
Screen Actors Guild nominations arrive on December 12.
The Golden Globes then take place on January 6, the Critics’ Choice Awards on January 13, and the Screen Actors Guild on January 27, 2019.