The American Film Institute has announced its Top 10 Movies and TV Programs of the year. AFI is a national institute providing leadership in screen education and the recognition and celebration of excellence in the art of film, television and digital media.

AFI Awards honors the most outstanding motion pictures and television programs of the year, while AFI's 100 Years . . . series has ignited extraordinary public interest in classic American movies. AFI's Life Achievement Award has become the highest honor for a career in film. AFI is guided by a prestigious Board of Trustees, chaired by Sir Howard Stringer, and a Board of Directors, chaired by Jon Avnet and John F. Cooke. It is comprised of key figures from the entertainment, business and academic communities. "AFI AWARDS 2009 is the tenth chapter in a century-long program to honor the artists and their work,? AFI President and CEO Bob Gazzale. "This program celebrates the creative community - not competition - and it is in this spirit that the institute brings America?s storytellers together to acknowledge their contributions to our nation?s rich cultural heritage.?

Here are the 2009 honorees:

AFI Movie of the Year - Official Selections


?The Hangover?

?The Hurt Locker?

?The Messenger?

?Precious: Based on the Novel ?Push? by Sapphire?

?A Serious Man?

?A Single Man?



?Up in the Air?

AFI TV Programs of the Year - Official Selections

?The Big Bang Theory?

?Big Love?

?Friday Night Lights?


?Mad Men?

?Modern Family?

?The No. 1 Ladies? Detective Agency?

?Nurse Jackie?

?Party Down?

?True Blood?


Larry Richman

Larry Richman

For 20 years I was a professional in the entertainment industry, from commercial broadcast radio in America's fourth largest market to band management to record production. But my passion is independent film, and I spend much of the year traveling to film festivals to see indies and meet the actors, directors, and others responsible for creating them. I'm a writer, photographer, and videographer, currently serving as Senior Vice President for Media & Technology and Public Relations at PROnetworks as well as Editor at

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  • Reece Reply

    "Glee" and "The Big Bang Theory"? Come on! "Bored To Death" and "The League" should take their place.

    December 13, 2009 at 11:04 pm

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