Amour Named Best Film at the European Film Awards

Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva in Amour

Jean-Louis Trintignant as Georges and Emmanuelle Riva as Anne in 'Amour' - Photo by Darius Khondji, (c) Films du Losange, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Amour has earned the top award at the 2012 European Film Awards held in Malta. More than 2,700 members of the European Film Academy vote on the annual awards, and the attention they’ve cast on Amour with this win improves its chances of earning Oscar attention.
 
Here’s the complete list of winners:
 
EUROPEAN FILM 2012
AMOUR
France / Germany / Austria, 127 min
written & directed by Michael Haneke
produced by Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka & Michael Katz
 
EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2012
Michael Haneke for AMOUR
 
EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2012
Emmanuelle Riva in AMOUR
 
EUROPEAN ACTOR 2012
Jean-Louis Trintignant in AMOUR
 
EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2012
Tobias Lindholm & Thomas Vinterberg for JAGTEN (The Hunt)
 
CARLO DI PALMA EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHER AWARD 2012
Sean Bobbitt for SHAME
 
EUROPEAN EDITOR 2012
Joe Walker for SHAME
 
EUROPEAN PRODUCTION DESIGNER 2012
Maria Djurkovic for TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
 
EUROPEAN COMPOSER 2012
Alberto Iglesias for TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
 
EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2012 – Prix FIPRESCI
KAUWBOY by Boudewijn Koole (The Netherlands)
 
EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY DOCUMENTARY 2012
HIVER NOMADE (Winter Nomads) by Manuel von Stürler (Switzerland)
 
EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2012
ALOIS NEBEL by Tomáš Luňák (Czech Republic / Germany / Slovakia)
 
EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY SHORT FILM 2012
SUPERMAN, SPIDERMAN OR BATMAN by Tudor Giurgiu, Romania
 
EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD 2012 – Prix EURIMAGES
Helena Danielsson, Sweden
 
EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA 2012
Dame Helen Mirren, UK
 
EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy
 
THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD 2012
HASTA LA VISTA (Come As You Are)
directed by da Geoffrey Enthoven
 

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Journalist covering the entertainment industry for more than 13 years. Member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Alliance of Women Film Journalists, and San Diego Film Critics Society.

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