The Los Angeles Film Critics Association has awarded Best Film of the Year to Austrian director Michael Haneke's Amour (Love), a French majority production that already won the Palme d'Or at Cannes this year. The film was doubly awarded as Emmanuelle Riva was also handed Best Actress in a tie with American actress Jennifer Lawrence (for Silver Linings Playbook).
Another French film that made quite an impression in Cannes won two of the awards handed out by the Los Angeles film critics. Leos Carax's featureHoly Motors was awarded Best Foreign Film, while Denis Lavant received a Special Mention in the Best Actor category (where American actor Joaquin Phoenix won for The Master). Also from Europe, Englishman Roger Deakins won Best Cinematography for Skyfall, Austrian-German actor Christoph Waltz received a Special Mention for his supporting role in DJango Unchained, and Swedish filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul received one in the Best Documentary category for Searching for Sugar Man.
Last week, the New York Film Critics Circle awarded British actress Rachel Weisz Best Actress for her performance in The Deep Blue Sea, while Amour won the prize in the Best Foreign Film category.
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