The American Film Institute has announced AFI Awards official selections for outstanding motion pictures and television programs this year. And on the film side — which, remember, is limited to American productions — the year is well-represented with top tier studio and indie productions highlighted.

"AFI Awards is a moment for the most accomplished storytellers of 2013 to pause and be appreciated – not as competitors, but as a community," said Bob Gazzale, AFI President & CEO. "Acknowledging their collective contributions to America's rich cultural legacy is both AFI's national mandate – and our honor."

On the TV side, new programs such as "The Americans," "Masters of Sex" and "Orange is the New Black" were chalked up alongside the usual blue chip players. You can view the rest of the television selections here.

AFI will honor the creative ensembles for each of the selections at an invitation-only luncheon on Friday, January 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Check out the film selections below.


"American Hustle"

"Captain Phillips"

"Fruitvale Station"



"Inside Llewyn Davis"


"Saving Mr. Banks"

"12 Years a Slave"

"The Wolf of Wall Street"

Remember to keep track of all the ups and downs of the 2013-2014 film awards season via The Circuit.

Kristopher Tapley has covered the film awards landscape for over a decade. He founded In Contention in 2005. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Times of London and Variety. He begs you not to take any of this too seriously.