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American Film Institute Picks Its Top 10 Movies and TV Shows

Showtime(LOS ANGELES) -- The American Film Institute has announced its selections for the top 10 movies and TV shows of the year.

This year's honorees include Ben Affleck’s hostage drama Argo and Showtime’s Homeland.

The organization says its award honorees “are selected based on works which best advance the art of the moving image, enhance the rich cultural heritage of America’s art form, inspire audiences and artists alike, make a mark on American society and represent the year’s most outstanding achievements in film and television.”

The American Film Institute says it honors the creative ensembles involved in the projects as a whole.  The ensembles involved in this year’s top movies and TV shows will be honored on Jan. 11 at a luncheon in Los Angeles.

AFI’s Movies of the Year (in alphabetical order):

  • Argo
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Django Unchained
  • Les Miserables
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Zero Dark Thirty

AFI’s TV Shows of the Year (in alphabetical order):

  • American Horror Story
  • Breaking Bad
  • Game Change
  • Game of Thrones
  • Girls
  • Homeland
  • Louie
  • Mad Men
  • Modern Family
  • The Walking Dead

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