"Amour," from Austria, has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film on Jan. 13 at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Golden Globe Awards are presented by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and honor the best in film and television. Tonight’s show was hosted by SNL alumni Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and broadcast around the world from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Accepting the award was filmmaker Michael Haneke.
In "Amour," Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple's bond of love is severely tested. The film stars Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert.
"Amour" first won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival last May and has been nominated for five Academy Awards. It is the front-runner for this category at the Oscars. The Academy Awards will be presented on the last Sunday in February.
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-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at SilentHollywood.com