AFI reveals list of 10 best films and TV shows of 2013
AFI reveals list of 10 best films and TV shows of 2013 (Photo: AmericanFilmInstitute/facebook)

The Americans, Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones lead the American Film Institute's (AFI) list of TV shows and films of 2013. Here are AFI's top 10:

AFI TV Programmes of the Year:

AFI's 10 best TV shows of 2013
AFI's 10 best TV shows of 2013 (Photo: Breaking-Bad-Fans/facebook)

The Americans
Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Mad Men
Masters of Sex
Orange is the New Black

AFI Movies of the Year:

AFI's 10 best films of 2013
AFI's 10 best films of 2013 (Photo: gravitymovie/facebook)

12 Years A Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Fruitvale Station
Inside Llewyn Davis
Saving Mr. Banks
The Wolf of Wall Street

The AFI Awards, presented each year by the American Film Institute, highlight 10 films and TV shows "which best advance the art of the moving image, enhance the rich cultural heritage of America's art form, inspire audiences and artists alike and/or make a mark on American society".

Bob Gazzale, the institute's president and CEO, wants the AFI Awards to be a moment "for the most accomplished storytellers of 2013 to pause and be appreciated," he said in a statement, as per a CNN report. "Acknowledging their collective contributions to America's rich cultural legacy is both AFI's national mandate -- and our honour."

Selections are made by a jury consisting of scholars, film and television artists, critics and AFI Trustees. This year's juries – one for film and the other for television – were chaired by producers and AFI board of trustees vice chairs Tom Pollock for the movies and Rich Frank for television, reports Variety.

Jury members included Jon Avnet, Anne V Coates, Roman Coppola, D.C. Fontana, Nancy Meyers and Noah Wyle; film historian Leonard Maltin; scholars from universities (Princeton, Syracuse, USC, Wesleyan); AFI board of trustees members; and critics from Entertainment Weekly, The Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, Time, TV Guide, USA Today and others.

The creative ensembles from each of the productions will be celebrated at a luncheon on 10 January in Los Angeles, at which clips of the honorees will be shown and justifications for their selection will be read, states The Hollywood Reporter.