The American Film Institute always names their favorite movies of the year, but they also took time to pay homage to people or events that made an impact on film and television world in 2008. A board of thirteen AFI members sat down and sorted through the eight most significant moments in film, television, and on the web.
Slumdog Millionaire(which was an AWESOME movie) was one of the things chosen for the list. An AFI spokesperson says it "stands as a monument to the possibilities of cross-cultural storytelling".
Other significant moments included the media coverage of President-elect Barack Obama's run for The White House and NBC's footage of the Summer Olympics in Beijing. Tina Fey was also on the AFI list because of her hit TV series 30 Rock and spot-on impersonation of Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live. The organization likes to refer to Fey as the “First Lady of Laughs.”
If you caught Joss Whedon's Web musical, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, starring Neil Patrick Harris, you know it deserved to be on the list as well. For the full list of AFI’s most significant moments of the year, visit AFI.com