AFI honors 'Hurt Locker,' 'Hangover,' Glee,' 'Big Love' in 2009
The drama about soldiers in Iraq who diffuse bombs landed on the American Film Institute's Top 10 movies of the year the same day that it was named the top film of 2009 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.
Among the other dramas that made the cut were "The Messenger," "Precious," "A Serious Man," "A Single Man" and "Sugar." There was still love for comedies like "Up in the Air" and "The Hangover," as well as family films like "Up" and "Coraline."
The small screen also got honors: "The Big Bang Theory," "Big Love," "Friday Night Lights," "Glee," "Mad Men," "Modern Family," "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency," "Nurse Jackie," "Party Down" and "True Blood."
Check out the AFI's montage of the best of 2009:
The AFI awards gives nods to the "most outstanding achievements in film and television" and honors the creative ensembles in front of and behind the cameras. A luncheon to present the honors will take place on Jan. 15 in Los Angeles.
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[For the record: A previous version of this story was missing HBO's "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" from the list. Apologies to Jill Scott, Alexander McCall Smith and Botswana]