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AFI Awards Set Jan. 10 for Ceremony

The American Film Institute’s annual list of the top 10 films and television shows will be announced on Dec. 9, and presented a month later


The 2013 AFI Awards winners will be announced on Dec. 9 and handed out on Jan. 10, the American Film Institute announced on Tuesday.

The AFI will be accepting submissions for television programs through Oct. 25 and films through Oct. 31.

The AFI honors the 10 top films and television shows each year, with specially chosen juries selecting the honorees in each category. The winners are saluted at a private luncheon for the teams responsible for each of the winning films and shows.

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Last year’s film honorees included eight of the nine Oscar Best Picture nominees; the ninth, Michael Haneke‘s “Amour,” was not eligible because it did not have significant creative or production elements from the United States. On the television side, “Mad Men” is the most honored program with five awards, followed by “Breaking Bad,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Modern Family,” “The Sopranos” and “The Wire” with four.

Submissions can be made at afi.com.