Amour in the Running for the Rarest of Oscar Doubles

January 10, 2013 | By Laura Pertuy
"Amour" by Michael Haneke

As the Oscar nominations were disclosed this morning, we are very pleased to announce Michael Haneke’s Amour, starring Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant, is in the running for several awards, including Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film. This is “the rarest of Oscar doubles”, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Many of this year's nominees feature participation from French directors, producers and actors. The Oscar Ceremony will take place on February 24th.

Nominated French co-productions and professionals:

Best Picture | Best Director | Best Foreign Language Film | Original Screenplay
Amour

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Emmanuelle Riva 

Best Documentary
The Gatekeepers (Les Films du Poisson)
5 Broken Cameras (Alegria Productions)

Best Soundtrack
Argo (Alexandre Desplat)

Short  Film (Live Action)
Death of a Shadow (Perspective Films)

Visual Effects
Snow White and the Huntsman (Cédric Nicolas-Troyan)

Music - Original Song
Les Misérables (Claude Michel Schonberg et Alain Boublil)

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