Dec 10, 2012
By Scott Walker
A French-language movie about an elderly, ailing woman being cared for by her husband has been voted the year’s best film by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.
Amour is an Austrian film starring Emmanuelle Riva. She also shared the Best Actress award with Jennifer Lawrence of Silver Linings Playbook.
The LA critics gave four awards to the 1950s cult drama The Master, including Best Director to Paul Thomas Anderson, Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix, and Supporting Actress to Amy Adams.
The Master was runner-up for Best Picture.
Amour is also Austria’s entry for the foreign-language Oscar, and won the top honor at the Cannes Film Festival in May.