Afi Hails Top Films And Tv Of 2005

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Steven Spielberg's movie about a massacre at the 1972 Olympic Games, Munich, and blockbuster King Kong are among the American Film Institute's (AFI) top ten films of 2005.

Also acknowledged in the list are Brokeback Mountain, THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN, Crash, A History of Violence, The Squid and the Whale, GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK, Syriana and Capote.

The top ten was voted by a jury of movie industry professionals. A similar panel voted 24, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, GREY'S ANATOMY, DEADWOOD, HOUSE, Lost, RESCUE ME, SLEEPER CELL, SOMETIMES IN APRIL and VERONICA MARS as the top TV shows of 2005.

The teams behind each film and TV programme will be honoured at an awards ceremony on 13 January (06).

AFI chief executive JEAN PICKER FIRSTENBERG says, "AFI is proud to honour these 20 collaborative teams.

"As the institute recognises and celebrates excellence across the century, they will be part of the record that documents America's enduring cultural legacy."


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