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AFI Awards honor top 10 films, TV shows of 2013

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Captain Phillips and Gravity were among the top 10 films of 2013, according to the annual AFI Awards announced by the American Film Institute on Tuesday.

The American Film Institute created the AFI Awards in 2000 to recognize each year’s top American-made films and television programs.

Moviegoers probably haven't seen many of the top 10 films on the list because it features only a couple of blockbusters and others which are still waiting to open nationwide.

The top 10 films of 2013:

  • ‘American Hustle’
  • ‘Captain Phillips’
  • ‘Fruitvale Station’
  • ‘Gravity’
  • ‘Her’
  • ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’
  • ‘Nebraska’
  • ‘Saving Mr. Banks’
  • ‘12 Years A Slave’
  • ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’

'Captain Phillips' and '12 Years a Slave' are now playing at theaters in Huntsville, Ala.

The list of the top 10 TV programs of 2013 features only three repeat honorees from the 2012 AFI Awards: Breaking Bad,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Mad Men.’

The top 10 TV programs of 2013:

  • ‘The Americans’
  • ‘Breaking Bad’
  • ‘Game Of Thrones’
  • ‘The Good Wife’
  • ‘House Of Cards’
  • ‘Mad Men’
  • ‘Masters Of Sex’
  • ‘Orange Is The New Black’
  • ‘Scandal’
  • ‘Veep’

The AFI Awards honor outstanding films and television programs ‘deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year's most significant achievements in the art of the moving image,’ according to

The films and TV programs are selected by a jury of AFI members, scholars, film and television artists, critics and AFI trustees who determine the most outstanding achievements of the year.

The criteria include works which ‘best advance the art of the moving image, enhance the rich cultural heritage of America's art form, inspire audiences and artists alike, and/or make a mark on American society,’ according to

Visit for more information about the awards.


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