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Saudi, Pakistani films in Oscars foreign long list

Saudi Arabia's first ever candidate for the foreign language Oscar is among 76 movies on the Academy Award long-list announced Monday, while Pakistan has entered its first film in five decades. Moldova and Montenegro have also submitted movies for the first time, among the hopefuls for the best foreign film at the 2014 Oscars, the climax of Hollywood's annual awards season next March.

Austrian filmmaker Haneke wins top Spanish arts prize

Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke on Thursday won one of Spain's highest honours, the Prince of Asturias prize for arts, with the panel hailing him as one of leading figures in European contemporary cinema. The 71-year-old Oscar winner edged out 32 other contenders to take the 50,000-euro ($65,000) award, one of eight given in different fields by the Asturias Foundation each year. The prize jury praised Haneke for "his relentless, personal exposure of reality".

Austrian filmmaker Haneke wins top Spanish arts prize

Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke won one of Spain's highest honours, the Prince of Asturias prize for arts, on Thursday. The 71-year-old's latest film "Amour", about a couple trying to come to terms with sickness and old age, won the Oscar for best foreign movie in February after winning the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival last year. Haneke beat Cuban choreographer Carlos Acosta Quesada, Serbian artist Marina Abramovic, Estonian composer Arvo Part and US painter Bruce Nauman in the race for the prize worth 50,000 euros ($65,000 dollars).

Austrian filmmaker Haneke wins top Spanish arts prize

Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke won one of Spain's highest honours, the Prince of Asturias prize for arts, on Thursday. The 71-year-old's latest film "Amour", about a couple trying to come to terms with sickness and old age, won the Oscar for best foreign movie in February after winning the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival last year. Haneke beat Cuban choreographer Carlos Acosta Quesada, Serbian artist Marina Abramovic, Estonian composer Arvo Part and US painter Bruce Nauman in the race for the prize worth 50,000 euros ($65,000 dollars).

Austrian filmmaker Haneke wins top Spanish arts prize

Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke won one of Spain's highest honours, the Prince of Asturias prize for arts, on Thursday. The 71-year-old's latest film "Amour", about a couple trying to come to terms with sickness and old age, won the Oscar for best foreign movie in February after winning the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival last year. Haneke beat Cuban choreographer Carlos Acosta Quesada, Serbian artist Marina Abramovic, Estonian composer Arvo Part and US painter Bruce Nauman in the race for the prize worth 50,000 euros ($65,000 dollars).

Austrian filmmaker Haneke wins top Spanish arts prize

Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke won one of Spain's highest honours, the Prince of Asturias prize for arts, on Thursday. The 71-year-old's latest film "Amour", about a couple trying to come to terms with sickness and old age, won the Oscar for best foreign movie in February after winning the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival last year. Haneke beat Cuban choreographer Carlos Acosta Quesada, Serbian artist Marina Abramovic, Estonian composer Arvo Part and US painter Bruce Nauman in the race for the prize worth 50,000 euros ($65,000 dollars).

Austrian filmmaker Haneke wins top Spanish arts prize

Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke won one of Spain's highest honours, the Prince of Asturias prize for arts, on Thursday. The 71-year-old's latest film "Amour", about a couple trying to come to terms with sickness and old age, won the Oscar for best foreign movie in February after winning the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival last year. Haneke beat Cuban choreographer Carlos Acosta Quesada, Serbian artist Marina Abramovic, Estonian composer Arvo Part and US painter Bruce Nauman in the race for the prize worth 50,000 euros ($65,000 dollars).

Michael Haneke's "Amour" dominates French film awards

Paris, Feb 23 (EFE).- The film "Amour" by the Austrian Michael Haneke was the big winner at the French Academy of Film Arts and Science's 38th Cesar Awards, taking home the prizes for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress (Emmanuelle Riva) and Best Actor (Jean-Louis Trintignant). The film, honored with the Palme d'Or at the last Cannes Film Festival, will compete Sunday in the Hollywood Oscars in five categories with an uncontrived story about sickness, aging and decline in the life of an elderly couple.

'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. mt/sst

Austria's 'Amour' wins Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film

LOS ANGELES, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Stark Austrian drama "Amour" won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film on Sunday. The French-language film, directed by Michael Haneke and considered the favorite to win the Academy Award, details the everyday struggles and indignities of elderly Parisian couple Anne and Georges as they confront Anne's slide toward death. (Reporting by Eric Kelsey; Editing by Sandra Maler and Mary Milliken)
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