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"Bridesmaids," "Descendants" in AFI's top 10 films of 2011

From left, George Clooney, Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller in "The Descendants." Fox Searchlight

(CBS) The American Film Institute's AFI Awards 2011 included "Bridesmaids," "The Descendants," and "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" as a part of its top 10 films of 2011.

The other films that rounded out its top 10 included "The Help," "Hugo," "J.Edgar," "Midnight in Paris," "Moneyball," "The Tree of Life" and "War Horse."

The AFI TV programs of the year included "Breaking Bad," "Boardwalk Empire," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Game of Thrones," "The Good Wife," "Homeland," "Justified," "Louie," "Modern Family" and "Parks and Recreation."

Special awards were given to French silent film "The Artist" and "The Harry Potter" series, which concluded this year with its eighth film, "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - Part 2." 

The awards are selected by a jury of scholars, film and TV artists, critics and AFI trustees.

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