Other TV shows the AFI cited: The Big Bang Theory, Big Love, Friday Night Lights, Modern Family, The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Nurse Jackie, Party Down and True Blood.
Big-screen honors also went to Coraline, The Messenger, Precious, A Serious Man, A Single Man, Sugar, Up and Up in the Air.
Several of AFI's movie picks also coincided with the Los Angeles Film Critics Association's yearly selections, including The Hurt Locker for best picture and director (Kathryn Bigelow) and Up In the Air for screenplay (Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner).
New York film critics also chose The Hurt Locker for best picture and director, Fantastic Mr. Fox for best animation and Summer Hours for foreign film. Best screenplay went to In the Loop, a war comedy starring James Gandolfini.
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