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Film Institute picks top 10 movies of year

– Kathryn Bigelow’s Osama bin Laden thriller “Zero Dark Thirty,” Steven Spielberg’s Civil War epic “Lincoln” and Christopher Nolan’s superhero tale “The Dark Knight Rises” are among the American Film Institute’s top 10 movies of the year.

Also on the AFI top 10 announced Monday: Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage-crisis drama “Argo;” Benh Zeitlin’s low-budget hit “Beasts of the Southern Wild;” Quentin Tarantino’s slavery saga “Django Unchained;” Tom Hooper’s Victor Hugo musical “Les Miserables;” Ang Lee’s shipwreck story “Life of Pi;” Wes Anderson’s first-love romance “Moonrise Kingdom;” and David O. Russell’s misfit love story “Silver Linings Playbook.”

The AFI also picked its top 10 TV shows for the year: “American Horror Story;” “Breaking Bad;” “Game Change;” “Game of Thrones;” “Girls;” “Homeland;” “Louie;” “Mad Men;” “Modern Family;” and “The Walking Dead.”

Creative ensembles for the films and TV shows will be honored at a luncheon in Los Angeles on Jan. 11.

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