Jan 21, 2013
By Scott Walker
Another set of critics loves Amour.
The London Critics’ Circle Film Awards picked Austria’s Amour as the best movie of 2012. They also chose Michael Haneke’s script as best screenplay.
And French star Emmanuelle Riva won Best Actress honours. She could also become the oldest actress to win an Oscar.
The film about an elderly music teacher who suffers a stroke won the Palme D’Or in Cannes last May, and picked up a Golden Globe last week. It’s up for five Oscars and four British film awards.
The London critics named Anne Hathaway best supporting actress for Les Miz.
Joaquin Phonex and Phillip Seymour Hoffman won best actor and best supporting actor for their work in The Master.
Ang Lee won best director for Life of Pi, based on the Booker prize-winning novel by Canada’s Yann Martel.