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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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Morgan Freeman Receives AFI Life Achievement Award

Christopher Polk/Getty Images for AFI(LOS ANGELES) -- Morgan Freeman was the life of the party Thursday night at an event in Los Angeles organized by the American Film Institute.

He was presented with the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award, in recognition of how his "talent has in a fundamental way advanced the film art" and how his "work has stood the test of time."  Previous recipients include Clint Eastwood, Sidney Poitier, Jack Nicholson, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Barbra Streisand, Tom Hanks, Robert de Niro, Al Pacino, and Michael Douglas.

On the red carpet before the ceremony, Freeman said the award was an incredible honor and described it as "one of the most important things that can happen to a young man."

The Oscar-winner was saluted by former co-stars Eastwood, Helen Mirren, Matthew Broderick, and Rita Moreno, as well as by Poitier and Freeman's Kiss the Girls co-star, Cary Elwes.

The gala, taped at Sony Picture Studios, will air as a special on TV Land on June 19.

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