The selection is: Bridesmaids, The Descendants (pictured), The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Help, Hugo, J. Edgar, Midnight In Paris, Moneyball, The Tree Of Life and War Horse.

The Artist and the Harry Potter series each receive an AFI Special Award.

All selections are based on “works 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.”

“AFI Awards represents the proudest of moments in the Institute’s calendar of events,” AFI president and CEO Bob Gazzale said in a statement. “The event brings together the year’s top artists in a celebration of community, not competition.

For the record the AFI TV programmes of the year are: Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Game Of Thrones, The Good Wife, Homeland, Justified, Louie, Modern Family andParks And Recreation.