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AFI Awards 2012: American Film Institute Top Ten Films / TV Shows

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The AFI Awards 2012Top Ten Films and TV Shows, from the American Film Institute have been announced. The American Film Institute (AFI) is “the awards season event favored by artists and entertainment executives for its intimacy and collaborative recognition – that records the year’s most outstanding achievements in film, television and other forms of the moving image arts.” This list recognizes ‘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; and/or make a mark on American society.’”

Pay attention to this year’s list of films because “notable omissions include the Paul Thomas Anderson film The Master and Flight by Robert Zemeckis. There are also no animated films or documentaries, even though it was a strong year for both…The awards will be presented at an invitation-only luncheon on Friday, January 11 in Los Angeles.”

The full listing of the 2012 Top Ten Films and TV Shows from the American Film Institute:

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

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

Source: Chinokino


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