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‘Amour’ takes top prize from LA film critics

December 10, 2012 • Entertainment


FILE – This undated file handout film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Joaquin Phoenix, left, and Philip Seymour Hoffman in a scene from “The Master.” On Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association announced their picks for movies of 2012. The French old-age drama “Amour” was chosen as the year’s best film. The 1950s cult drama “The Master” earned three awards: best director for Paul Thomas Anderson, best actor for Joaquin Phoenix and supporting actress for Amy Adams. “The Master” also was chosen as best-picture runner-up. “Amour” star Emmanuelle Riva shared the best-actress honor in a tie with Jennifer Lawrence for the lost-soul romance “Silver Linings Playbook.” Newcomer Dwight Henry was chosen as supporting actor for the low-budget critical darling “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The French-language drama “Amour” was chosen as the year’s best film Sunday by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, whose prizes are among a flurry of year-end honors that help sort out the Academy Login to read more

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