AFI’s Top 10 Films and TV Shows of 2009 Announced


The American Film Institute has announced its official selections for the AFI Awards 2009, naming the top ten films and top ten TV programs of the year and honoring the people who worked on each film and TV show.

Adjudged to be the best of 2009 by a special jury composed of actors, critics and AFI trustees, the awardees make for a pleasantly eclectic mix of movies and TV shows across various genres. Below are the two sets of big- and small-screen prizewinners (listed alphabetically):

AFI Movies of the Year

  • Coraline
  • The Hangover
  • The Hurt Locker
  • The Messenger
  • Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
  • A Serious Man
  • A Single Man
  • Sugar
  • Up
  • Up in the Air

AFI TV Programs of the Year

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Big Love
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Glee
  • Mad Men
  • Modern Family
  • The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
  • Nurse Jackie
  • Party Down
  • True Blood

The AFI Awards ceremony will be held on Friday, January 15, 2010 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

Watch selected clips from each of the chosen works here.