For film, the top ten were Bridesmaids, The Descendants, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Help, Hugo, J. Edgar, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life and War Horse.
They give their awards to American films and so they named two special honorees - The Artist and the recently completed series of films based on the Harry Potter books. The Artist is a French-American film and is being considered for the Independent Spirit Awards as an American production.
J. Edgar was a surprise inclusion as its reviews haven't been strong. The Descendants and Midnight in Paris are smallish films but there aren't any true low-budget indie films included on the list this time.
AFI Awards 2011
MOVIES OF THE YEAR
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Midnight in Paris
The Tree of Life
TELEVISION PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
The Harry Potter series
*AFI SPECIAL AWARDS are given to outstanding achievements in the moving image that do not fit into AFI's criteria for the other honorees.