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Haneke's 'Amour' Leads European Film Awards, Wins Film, Director, Actor and Actress

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood December 1, 2012 at 5:03PM

The European Film Award winners have been announced, with Michael Haneke's "Amour" cleaning up in the four main categories: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Best Actress (Emmanuelle Riva). Full list below.
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The European Film Award-winners were led by Michael Haneke's "Amour," which cleaned up in the four main categories: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Best Actress (Emmanuelle Riva).

Full list below.

More than 2,700 members of the European Film Academy voted on this year's awards. The ceremony was held in Malta.

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

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.