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Oscar For Best Foreign Language Film Will Go To One Of These Movies

By Michael West | 22nd December 2014

The shortlist for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film has been slimmed down to just nine films, with the final nominations set to be revealed early next year. The most prominent movies on the...

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Michael Haneke Wins Top Spanish Arts Prize

10th May 2013

Austrian director Michael Haneke has beaten dozens of competitors to win one of Spain's most prestigious arts awards.The Amour director was presented with the Prince of Asturias accolade in Madrid on Thursday (09May13). He was...

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Amour Wins Big At France's Cesar Awards

23rd February 2013

Michael Haneke's acclaimed drama Amour has been given a huge pre-Oscars boost after sweeping the board at the Cesar Awards in Paris, France on Friday (22Feb13), taking home five of the night's major prizes.The film,...

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Gael Garcia Bernal 'Excited' About Oscar Prospect

19th February 2013

Gael Garcia Bernal is ''very, very excited'' about the prospect of 'No' getting an Oscar. The Mexican actor stars in the film - a historical drama about the man who masterminded an advertising campaign that...

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Amour Inspired By Death-desiring Elderly Aunt, Says Michael Haneke

By Contributor | 18th February 2013

Few could have been expecting Amour, directed by Michael Haneke, to be in the running for five Oscar awards before the shortlists were announced last month, but that’s exactly where the film finds itself with...

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Amour's Emmanuelle Riva Fears Plane Journey To The Oscars; But Could She Win?

By Michael West | 13th February 2013

Despite being 85-years-old, it is not the flashbulbs and celebrity faces that French actress Emmanuelle Riva fears most about her forthcoming trip to the Oscars. Riva - nominated for Best Actress for her sparkling turn...

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Affleck, Argo, Win Britain's Oscars

11th February 2013

In yet a further embarrassment to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which had failed to nominate him in the Best Director category, Ben Affleck received the director's top prize at Sunday night's...

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Lots Of Love For Amour At London Critics' Circle Film Awards

20th January 2013

Director Michael Haneke's acclaimed drama Amour has been given a big Oscar boost after picking up the Film of the Year prize at the 33rd London Critics' Circle Film (Lcff) Awards.The film, which was nominated...

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New Trailer For Five Times Oscar-nominated Amour (Video)

By Hayley Avron | 15th January 2013

Michael Haneke’s Amour was something of an outsider’s choice until this year’s Oscars nominations were announced. The movie has been nominated for Best Picture, Directing (Haneke), Foreign Language Film, Writing (Original Screenplay) and Actress in...

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A Week In Movies Feat: Academy Snub For Bigelow, Django Scores Five Oscar And 5 Bafta Nominations And Robot & Frank Trailer Delights

By Staff Writer | 11th January 2013

Academy Snub For Bigelow, Django Scores Five Oscar And 5 Bafta Nominations And Robot & Frank Trailer DelightsThe big movie news this week, of course, was the announcement of this year's Oscar nominations, to...

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Zero Dark Thirty Producer: Kathryn Bigelow Was 'Robbed' By Oscars

11th January 2013

'Zero Dark Thirty' producer Megan Ellison thinks Kathryn Bigelow was ''robbed'' by the Oscars.The director failed to receive a nomination for the 2013 Academy Awards' prestigious Achievement in Directing category, despite being predicted to make...

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Michael Haneke's Amour Could Win The Oscar For Best Picture (Find Out How)

By Michael West | 11th January 2013

Despite Amour's Oscar nomination for Best Picture, it would be folly to suggest Michael Haneke's stark Austrian movie is finally getting the attention it deserves. The French-language film - which depicts the day-to-day struggles of...

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Oscar Nominations: Lincoln Leads The Field

10th January 2013

One hundred fifty-two years after being nominated for president, Lincoln has been nominated again, 12 times in fact. Steven Spielberg's biopic received the most nominations for this year's Academy Awards at announcement ceremonies in Hollywood...

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Ben Affleck Misses Out On Best Director Oscar Nod; Will It Affect Argo's Chances In Best Picture?

By Contributor | 10th January 2013

He was the bookies favorite coming in to today, but Argo's Ben Affleck didn't even make the shortlist for the Best Director category as the Oscars nomination were revealed. Just yesterday the Mirror had reported...

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British Awards Season Begins With The Unsurprising Nominations At The Baftas

By Lorna Greville  | 9th January 2013

As awards season kicks off, today with the BAFTA nominations and tomorrow with the Golden Globe award ceremony, actors, actresses, directors and producers everywhere will be biting their nails and praying for a win from...

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Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Is An 'Emotional Wipeout'

By Lorna Greville  | 19th December 2012

A movie being good doesn't automatically make it enjoyable, and few films prove this to be more true than Michael Haneke's Amour. Starring two French greats, Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant as a wealthy Parisian...

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Could Michael Haneke’S ‘Amour’ Upset The Oscars Applecart?

By Michael West | 19th December 2012

Amour, the French-language drama directed by Michael Haneke, hits theaters in the U.S. this weekend on the back of critical acclaim and the coveted Palme d’Or. The movie, about an elderly man who cares for...

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The Master And Amour Lead London Film Critics' Circle Awards Nominations

18th December 2012

Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master and Michael Haneke's Amour are the movies to beat at the upcoming London Film Critics' Circle Awards after landing seven nominations apiece.The French-language movie and the post-war drama are both...

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Michael Haneke's Amour Based On His Dying Aunt

10th December 2012

Director Michael Haneke based his new drama Amour on a dying relative who asked him to help her commit suicide.The movie, which won the top prize at France's 2012 Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d'Or,...

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Amour Dominates European Film Awards

2nd December 2012

Filmmaker Michael Haneke's latest movie Amour dominated the European Film Awards on Saturday (01Dec12), picking up the event's top prize.The moving drama, about an elderly married couple, won the coveted title of Best European Film...

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Silver Linings Playbook? Argo? Lincoln? Your Oscars Cheat Sheet For Best Picture!

By Michael West | 27th November 2012

David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook - a stunning dark comedy starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper - appears to have hijacked the Oscars race. Russell was tipped for a golden statuette with The Fighter,...

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"Is Anyone There?" Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Arrives On Screen

By Lorna Greville  | 15th November 2012

"Il ya quelqu'un?", 'Is anyone there?' are the first words spoken on the trailer for Michael Haneke's Palme D'Or winning film, 'Amour'. These are the words that haunt the entire film, in which an ageing...

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71 Countries Submit For Best Foreign Language Oscar: Who Are The Contenders?

By Michael West | 9th October 2012

A record breaking 71 countries have submitted movies for the prize of Best Foreign-Language movie at February’s 85th’s annual Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences confirmed this week. This year’s batch of...

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Michael Haneke's 'Armour' Wins Palme D'or: Is It Oscars Bound?

28th May 2012

Michael Haneke won the prestigious Palme d'Or for the second time at this year's Cannes Film Festival, for his critically acclaimed movie 'Armour'. As the world's most coveted film festival draws to a close, attention...

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Michael Haneke's Amour Wins Top Prize At Cannes

27th May 2012

Austrian director Michael Haneke was awarded Cannes Film Festival's top prize for the second time on Sunday (27May12), thanks to his love tale Amour.As the star-studded 12-day festival drew to a close in France on...

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'On The Road' Finally Premieres: Would Kerouac Be Proud?

23rd May 2012

The long-awaited film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's classic novel 'On The Road' has premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, though fans of the 1951 book should probably look away, now. One of the few classics...

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Cheryl Cole Jets Home For Kimberley Walsh Show: But Where Was Nadine?

22nd May 2012

Cheryl Cole jetted home form the Cannes Film Festival this week to catch her band-mate Kimberley Walsh's final performance as Princess Fiona in Shrek: The Musical. Cole was joined by Sarah Harding and Nicola Roberts,...

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Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Stuns Cannes Audiences

22nd May 2012

Michael Haneke 's new movie 'Amour' - about an octogenarian man and the wife that he is slowly losing to the effects of a stroke - has been lauded by critics at the Cannes Film...

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Cannes Lineup Unveiled

19th April 2012

Some familiar figures will be returning to the Cannes Film Festival next month. Among the filmmakers whose works have been selected for the competition are Jacques Audiard, Ken Loach, Michael Haneke, Walter Salles, Leos Carax,...

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'On The Road' Among Palme D'or Contenders At Cannes

19th April 2012

A big-screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac's On the Road, starring Kristen Stewart and Sam Riley is looking set to compete for the all-important Palme D'Or at this year's Cannes film festival. The movie version of...

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