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In Which I Help Inflict Another Ten-Best List on You

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The American Film Institute announced its 2011 awards for the ten best films and TV shows on Sunday. This year, as I have been a few times before, I was on the jury (along with other critics, including Tim Goodman, Matt Roush and Ken Tucker, and numerous TV-biz professionals). If you’ve read my own ten-best list, you know how I voted, and this year I was more successful than usual, with seven of my own picks making the AFI list. (My choices of Friday Night Lights, Community and Enlightened were supplanted by Boardwalk Empire, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Modern Family—not my picks, but none of them egregious.) The AFI doesn’t ranks its choices, which makes it different from most other lists and awards, if harder to argue with.

Oh, yeah, being the AFI, the institute also honored some movies, if you’re into that kind of thing. See here for the full list, which also appears after the jump:

AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR
BREAKING BAD
BOARDWALK EMPIRE
CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
GAME OF THRONES
THE GOOD WIFE
HOMELAND
JUSTIFIED
LOUIE
MODERN FAMILY
PARKS AND RECREATION

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR
BRIDESMAIDS
THE DESCENDANTS
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
THE HELP
HUGO
J. EDGAR
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
MONEYBALL
THE TREE OF LIFE
WAR HORSE

AFI SPECIAL AWARDS
THE ARTIST
THE HARRY POTTER SERIES

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