'Amour' wins best foreign language film Oscar

"Amour" by Austrian director Michael Haneke won the best foreign language film prize at the 85th Academy Awards on Sunday, to go with its many other prizes.

The French-language film, which tells the story of an aging couple coping with the wife's ailing health, beat fellow nominees "Kon-Tiki" from Norway, "No" from Chile, "A Royal Affair" from Denmark, and "War Witch" from Canada.

"Thank you very much. What an honor," Haneke told the audience, also praising his stars -- best actress nominee Emmanuelle Riva and veteran French actor Jean-Louis Trintignant.

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