AFI Announces the Top 10 Movies and TV Programs of 2010

     December 12, 2010

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The American Film Institute have announced their top 10 movies and TV programs of 2010.  As usual, they forgo a ranking system and instead list each winner alphabetically.  On the film side, we have Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, 127 Hours, The Social Network, The Town, Toy Story 3, True Grit, and Winter’s Bone, with special awards for the British (and thus disqualified) The King’s Speech and Waiting For Superman.  A fine list, and I don’t immediately see any egregious snubs.

The AFI only honored three TV programs with more than two seasons: Mad Men, 30 Rock, and Breaking Bad.  The rest were new series (The Big C, Boardwalk Empire, The Walking Dead), one-offs  (The Pacific, Temple Grandin), or standout sophomores (Glee, Modern Family).  Hit the jump to see the full lists.

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR

BLACK SWANInception-movie-poster
THE FIGHTER
INCEPTION
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
127 HOURS
THE SOCIAL NETWORK
THE TOWN
TOY STORY 3
TRUE GRIT
WINTER’S BONE

This looks very much like how I picture the Best Picture list of ten will look like on the Oscar nominations ballot.  Just swap The King’s Speech for… The Town, maybe?

AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR

THE BIG C
BOARDWALK EMPIRE
BREAKING BAD
GLEE
MAD MEN
MODERN FAMILY
THE PACIFIC
TEMPLE GRANDIN
30 ROCK
THE WALKING DEAD

I’m a bit surprised Lost didn’t get a farewell.  Maybe the show will get some Golden Globes love for its final season. And I thought Men of a Certain Age was golden for this vote.

Would have loved to see Terriers or Community over, say, The Big C and Glee.  But all things said, a handsome selection.

AFI SPECIAL AWARDS

THE KING’S SPEECH
WAITING FOR SUPERMAN

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