Apple Names 2012’s List of Favorite Media on iTunes

Apple picked its favorites games, apps, movies, books and music

It seems Apple was a big fan of "The Avengers," "Breaking Bad," TED talks and singing along to fun.'s "We Are Young."

ScreenshotThe tech giant named its yearly top picks of movies, games, books, podcasts, music and apps curated from the iTunes store.

Previously known as "iTunes Rewind," the Cupertino, Calif.-based company chose four favorites in each category.


Best Blockbuster: "The Avengers"

Best Director: Wes Anderson for "Moonrise Kingdom"

Best Discovery: "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

Best Star-Making Performance: "The Hunger Games"


Best Show: "Breaking Bad"

Best Episode: "The Weekend" on "Homeland"

Best Debut: Season 1 of "Girls"

Best Cast: "Happy Endings"


Best New Audio: "NPR: TED Radio Hour"

Best Audio Postcast: "The Adam Carolla Show"

Best New Video: "MinutePhysics" by ScienceAlert

Best Video Podcast: "Sesame Street"


Best Novel: Peter Heller's "The Dog Stars"

Best Nonfiction: Katherine Boo's "Behind the Beautiful Forevers"

Best Young Adult Novel: John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars"

Best Multi-Touch Book: DK Publishing's "Fashion"


App of the Year: "Action Movie FX"

Game of the Year: "Rayman Jungle Run"


App of the Year: "Paper" by FiftyThree

Game of the Year: "The Room"


Best Artist: Frank Ocean

Best Album: "Shields" by Grizzly Bear

Best Song: "We Are Young" by fun.

Breakthrough Album: "The Lumineers" by The Lumineers