Promotional image for "Mad Men" season 7. Photo by Frank Ockenfels/AMC.
Promotional image for “Mad Men” season 7. Photo by Frank Ockenfels/AMC.

Adding more fuel to the fire of Hollywood’s awards season, the American Film Institute Wednesday released its list of the 10 best movies and television shows of the year, while also giving special recognition to the TV drama, “Mad Men.”

The selections honor “the year’s most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image.”

Making the list of movies of the year were “The Big Short,” “Bridge of Spies,” “Carol,” “Inside Out,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Martian,” “Room,” “Spotlight,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Straight Outta Compton.”

The TV programs of the year are “The Americans,” “Better Call Saul,” “Black-ish,” “Empire,” “Fargo,” “Game of Thrones,” “Homeland,” “Master of None,” “Mr. Robot” and “Unreal.”

The institute bestowed a “special award” on “Mad Men,” the period advertising drama that recently concluded its run.

All of the honorees will be recognized during a private luncheon on Jan. 8 in Los Angeles.

— Wire reports 

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