The American Film Institute's list of the Top 10 Films of 2012 includes seven of the nine nominees for Best Picture at the Oscars.
Of this year's top Oscar contenders, only "Amour" was not eligible for AFI consideration as it was foreign-made. The same fate befell last year's Best Picture winner "The Artist." Snubbed was the late-opening "Django Unchained."
Two years ago, the AFI named nine of the eventual 10 Best Picture nominees, with only the champ — British-made "The King's Speech" — missing from the list. It too received a special prize. Three years ago, the AFI snubbed eventual Best Picture nominees "Avatar" and "Inglourious Basterds."
These films, along with the winners of the TV awards, were feted during a Jan. 11 luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.