American Film Institute Names THE DARK KNIGHT RISES One Of The Ten Best Movies Of 2012

The American Film Institute has today announced their official selections for the AFI Awards which "document the year's most outstanding achievements in film and television." On the lists (we also have the one for television) are some names which are sure to be familiar to comic fans.

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By Josh Wilding - 12/10/2012
Below are the official selections for next January's AFI Awards 2012. While some notable releases are omitted due to the fact that they are non-American productions (Skyfall and The Artist for example), this might just be our first indication of what we will and will not see nominated at the Academy Awards. As you can see, The Dark Knight Rises and Django Unchained made the list, while Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead are included in their top ten list for television. The creative ensembles for each of these selections will be honoured on Friday, January 11, 2013 in Los Angeles.


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


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Dev7 - 12/10/2012, 11:27 AM
This isn't good news for most of the members on this website. :?
GoILL - 12/10/2012, 11:28 AM
I liked it so i'm cool with this news.
nerdman81 - 12/10/2012, 11:35 AM
Just more undeserved praise for a disappointing, mediocre movie.
TheFirstAvenger97 - 12/10/2012, 11:38 AM
And battle begins in 3...2...1...
PaulRom - 12/10/2012, 11:38 AM
Well deserved. Best movie of the year next to Avengers. Really hope it gets a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars.
AC1 - 12/10/2012, 11:42 AM
I loved Silver Linings Playbook, and Argo was brilliant too. Not sure TDKR deserves to be on that list, but ah well. Can't wait for Django Unchained, and I'm also eagerly anticipating Lincoln. Les Mis looks great too.
JoeMomma29 - 12/10/2012, 11:44 AM
I am happy with it as well, at least one cbm made it!

DrHorrible - 12/10/2012, 11:45 AM
OH GOD. Josh is back with ANOTHER TDKR article that'll do nothing but incite incessant bitching. Oh well...

NerdyGeek - 12/10/2012, 11:45 AM
Here we go again. Can't wait to see these losers bitch over a $1B grossing, critically acclaimed, A cinemascoring film about a guy who dresses up like a Bat...

Sigh.
PaulRom - 12/10/2012, 11:45 AM
Lincoln was great. Not sure if it deserves Best Picture, but definitely needs a nomination. Day-Lewis was phenomenal.
And I'm extremely excited for Les Mis. Hathaway deserves an Oscar for her performance.
Jazza815 - 12/10/2012, 11:46 AM
Really ?

Fighting over which was the better film, just kill yourselve's you pitiless virgins
elcaballerooscuro92 - 12/10/2012, 11:46 AM
louie for the win
NerdyGeek - 12/10/2012, 11:47 AM
Oh wait, sorry, the critics and audiences were paid to give good reviews, of course.

SMH!
Zordan - 12/10/2012, 11:47 AM
tdkr and BB
Azazel1 - 12/10/2012, 11:48 AM
Awesome-Nolan and crew are completely deserving!

Great list all those films are awesome...
RorMachine - 12/10/2012, 11:48 AM
I haven't seen DJANGO UNCHAINED, LES MISÉRABLES, LIFE OF PI, LINCOLN or ZERO DARK THIRTY yet but the rest of the movies on that list were brilliant so kudos. And before someone else says it, yes The Avengers was awesome but that's just not the type of movie these guys will ever recognize.. sad as that may be.
DC4everLantern - 12/10/2012, 11:48 AM
Thank God... No Avengers! Best Decision ever! Batman rules again.
Scooby - 12/10/2012, 11:51 AM
Explosion ahead
Squish - 12/10/2012, 11:53 AM
Ha this is pure Bull Shit. The dark knight rises does not belong on that list.
NerdyGeek - 12/10/2012, 11:53 AM
SuspenseSmith: "Have you heard the phrase, "you are what you eat", because when I look at you, guess what I see; I'll tell you, a bagel with cream cheese."

"C-c-COMBO BREAKER! FINISH HIM! FATALITY! BANE WINS!"

DioFoRio - 12/10/2012, 11:53 AM
@Ror ....you see Beasts of the southern wild? good flick
ricko8687 - 12/10/2012, 11:54 AM
TDKR good but not great.
prototype87 - 12/10/2012, 11:54 AM
Azazel1 - 12/10/2012, 11:55 AM
@Ror- Go out now and see both Dark Zero Thirty and Les Miserables!
dukester9 - 12/10/2012, 11:55 AM
As it should
Stumblin - 12/10/2012, 11:57 AM
Eh, this movie could win all the awards it wants, doesn't mean I have to like the movie.
Azazel1 - 12/10/2012, 11:58 AM
In terms of pure filmaking TDKR deserves to be on that list.

The film is every bit as these other films in terms of directing, writing, acting etc all the majors..
Maximus101 - 12/10/2012, 11:59 AM
Makes me laugh that a certain other movie isn't on that list lol should be some raging in this thread soon.
RorMachine - 12/10/2012, 11:59 AM
Dionysios, saw it, and wept like a little girl at the end:)

Azazel1, I will as soon as they are released here!
upside - 12/10/2012, 12:00 PM
it was an entertaining movie...just not a good Batman movie.
ComicFanMan - 12/10/2012, 12:02 PM
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ComicFanMan - 12/10/2012, 12:03 PM
boy its a bad day to be a marvelite...
Azazel1 - 12/10/2012, 12:04 PM
At Suspense, nice list dude the only one I disagree with is Brokeback Mountain which I think was totally deserving of everything it received in terms of awards..
SkaarJones - 12/10/2012, 12:06 PM
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES -great movie
LIFE OF PI -great movie
LINCOLN -Didn't see it yet.
ARGO -Didn't see it yet.
DJANGO UNCHAINED -Not even out yet.
LES MISÉRABLES -Not out yet, and not that interested.

Didn't even know these were movies:

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
MOONRISE KINGDOM
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
ZERO DARK THIRTY

Azazel1 - 12/10/2012, 12:07 PM
@Ror-What did you think of Argo?
Azazel1 - 12/10/2012, 12:08 PM
@Derphina-The Reader was amazing..
Ceejay - 12/10/2012, 12:10 PM
Silver Linings Playbook and Homeland for me!
DarkGrifter - 12/10/2012, 12:11 PM
Homeland definitely deserves to be up there, not just for being one of the best tv shows of all time, but in general, for being one of the greatest things ever achieved in human history.
I love this show, maybe too much, but my god it is brilliant.
Azazel1 - 12/10/2012, 12:13 PM
Homeland rules!
JDUKE25 - 12/10/2012, 12:13 PM
@fettastic I agree dude. I've loved Nolan's version, but i'm ready for a little more fantasy in terms of villains and how he fights. He needs to be more acrobatic.
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