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'The Dark Knight Rises' Makes AFI's Top 10 Of The Year, But No Sign Of 'The Master'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist December 10, 2012 at 3:36PM

More rankings! As Oscar prognosticators puzzle, fret and worry over each top ten list that drops, a few patterns are becoming clear -- firstly, everyone loves "Zero Dark Thirty." And secondly, it looks like outside of a couple of categories, Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" won't be making much of a mark on the Oscar race. And indeed, the AFI shut it out entirely.
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More rankings! As Oscar prognosticators puzzle, fret and worry over each top ten list that drops, a few patterns are becoming clear -- firstly, everyone loves "Zero Dark Thirty." And secondly, it looks like outside of a couple of categories, Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" won't be making much of a mark on the Oscar race. And indeed, the AFI shut it out entirely.

The American Film Institute announced their selections today for the best of 2012 in television and film and before the complaints start, "Amour" and "Skyfall" weren't eligible because duh, they are not American productions (though we wonder how the U.K. backed "Les Miserables" made it on here). Anyway, among the big titles they are hardly any surprises, though the lack of any indie-distributed films (outside the indie majors) is a bit of drag. As for the TV list, it's pretty much all of your favorite shows. So yeah, nothing really groundbreaking here at all.

AFI will honor the creatives with some lunch on January 11, 2013. Let us know your thoughts on this below.

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR
ARGO
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
DJANGO UNCHAINED
LES MISÉRABLES
LIFE OF PI
LINCOLN
MOONRISE KINGDOM
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
ZERO DARK THIRTY

AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR
AMERICAN HORROR STORY
BREAKING BAD
GAME CHANGE
GAME OF THRONES
GIRLS
HOMELAND
LOUIE
MAD MEN
MODERN FAMILY
THE WALKING DEAD

This article is related to: Best Of 2012, 2012: The Year In Review, Argo, Beasts Of The Southern Wild, The Dark Knight Rises, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life Of Pi, Lincoln, Moonrise Kingdom, The Silver Linings Playbook, American Horror Story, Breaking Bad, Game Change, HBO's Game of Thrones, Girls, Homeland, Louie, Mad Men, Television, TV News, Awards


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