Institute offers window into competitive year

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Putting its domestic spin on this year’s screen kudos, the American Film Institute has unveiled its roster of 10 movies of the year, along with a companion list for television.

“Argo,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Django Unchained,” “Les Miserables,” “Life of Pi,” “Lincoln,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Zero Dark Thirty” will be honored at the AFI Awards luncheon Jan. 11.

On the TV side, the 10 honorees are “American Horror Story,” “Breaking Bad,” “Game Change,” “Game of Thrones,” “Girls,” “Homeland,” “Louie,” “Mad Men,” “Modern Family” and “The Walking Dead.”

“Mad Men” has set a record by making its fifth appearance on the AFI Awards list.

Among the eligible movies omitted in the AFI film list were “Flight,” “The Master,” “Promised Land,” “The Sessions” and “Skyfall.”

Top 10 Films:

ARGO

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

DJANGO UNCHAINED

LES MISÉRABLES

LIFE OF PI

LINCOLN

MOONRISE KINGDOM

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

ZERO DARK THIRTY

Top 10 TV shows:

AMERICAN HORROR STORY

BREAKING BAD

GAME CHANGE

GAME OF THRONES

GIRLS

HOMELAND

LOUIE

MAD MEN

MODERN FAMILY

THE WALKING DEAD

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