The 12th annual American Film Institute Awards show held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Friday the 13th was a star-studded event attended by some of the biggest names in Hollywood.
From Clint Eastwood to Martin Scorsese to Steven Spielberg, some of the finest film and television artists came together for the celebration.
The awards season event, favoured by artists and entertainment executives for its intimacy and collaborative recognition, records the year's most-outstanding achievements in film and television and is the only national recognition that honours the community's creative ensembles as a whole.
Apart from this, the glam night saw the convergence of stunning fashionistas clad in trendy red-carpet outfits. While on the one side, stars like Claire Danes, Jessica Chastain and actress Viola Davis opted for graphic black and white patterns, some others actress Berenice Bejo and Wendi Deng opted for brighter shades and patterns.
In total, 10 movies and 10 TV shows were honoured at the event, including The Descendants, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, War Horse, Breaking Bad, Justified and Modern Family.
Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman and CEO of the Sony Corporation and Chair of the AFI Board of Trustees, delivered the benediction, acknowledging the importance of collaboration across all levels in bringing the best of the art of the motion picture to the screen.
Film Historian Leonard Maltin, a member of the AFI Jury for Motion Pictures, recognized the film honourees while Richard Frank, Chair of the AFI Jury for Television and an AFI Board of Trustees Vice Chair, acknowledged the small-screen honourees.
Apart from this, other AFI Board of Trustees who attended were AFI Board of Directors Chairperson Bob Daly, Jon Avnet, Chris Dodd, Tracey Edmonds, Jim Gianopulos, Brad Grey, Marshall Herskovitz, Ken Howard, Bryan Lourd, Barry Meyer, Ron Meyer, Amy Pascal, Rich Ross, Tom Sherak, Anne Sweeney, Ed Zwick and David Rips of Verizon.
Take a look at the images from the 2012 AFI Awards in the slideshow given: