The Hangover, Glee among AFI's 2009 picks
Audience favourites like Sin City buddy flick The Hangover and TV hit Glee have stepped into the spotlight alongside critical sensations such as A Serious Man and Mad Men in the American Film Institute's tally of 2009's best films and TV shows.
The national film and television industry educational and support group has announced its picks for the most outstanding screen productions of the year.
AFI's movies of 2009 are:
- The Hangover.
- The Hurt Locker.
- The Messenger.
- Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire.
- A Serious Man.
- A Single Man.
- Up In the Air.
AFI's TV programs of 2009 are:
- The Big Bang Theory.
- Big Love.
- Friday Night Lights.
- Mad Men.
- Modern Family.
- The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency.
- Nurse Jackie.
- Party Down.
- True Blood.
Two 13-member juries — comprising industry representatives, scholars, critics and AFI trustees — debate and determine the productions that make each list.
Canadian director Norman Jewison chaired this year's film jury, which also included actor Sean Astin, filmmaker Dustin Lance Black and veteran movie critic Leonard Maltin.
TV writer and producer Neal Baer chaired the TV jury, which also included Variety columnist and chief TV critic Brian Lowry, actress CCH Pounder and Academy of Television Arts and Sciences CEO John Shaffner.
The 2009 honourees will be celebrated at a luncheon in Los Angeles on Jan. 15.