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No surprises as AFI announces top movie and TV picks for 2012

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If you’re the betting type, here are the ten movies most likely to be nominated for an Oscar. It’s based on the American Film Institute’s selections for their annual AFI Awards. The honorees, which were announced today, are generally a reliable predictor of the Academy Awards.

The list has no surprises, from critically acclaimed indie drama Beasts of the Southern Wild to biopic Lincoln from fantastical CGI adventure Life of Pi to the Anne Hathaway head-shaving adaptation of Les Mis.

  1. Argo
  2. Beasts Of The Southern Wild
  3. The Dark Knight Rises
  4. Django Unchained
  5. Les Misérables
  6. Life Of Pi
  7. Lincoln
  8. Moonrise Kingdom
  9. Silver Linings Playbook
  10. Zero Dark Thirty

AFI also announced their top ten TV shows of 2012. Mad Men makes its fifth appearance on the list, while Breaking Bad and Modern Family each make their fourth appearance.

  1. American Horror Story: Asylum

  2. Breaking Bad

  3. Game Change

  4. Game Of Thrones

  5. Girls

  6. Homeland

  7. Louie

  8. Mad Men

  9. Modern Family

  10. The Walking Dead

AFI will honor the creators of all the productions at a private luncheon on January 11.

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