National Society of Film Critics names 'Amour' best film of 2012

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National Society of Film Critics names ‘Amour’ best film of 2012

LOS ANGELES — Another critics’ group has shown love for the film “Amour.”

The National Society of Film Critics named “Amour,” Michael Haneke’s heartbreaking drama about an elderly couple facing a catastrophic illness, the best film of 2012. Haneke was named best director and star Emmanuelle Riva was named best actress by the group, which gave out its awards on Saturday.

It’s the latest critical acclaim for “Amour” which was named best picture by the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. in December. The film also won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

Best actor honors went to Daniel Day-Lewis for his performance as Abraham Lincoln in “Lincoln.”The National Society of Film Critics is made up of 60 of the country’s major critics. Forty-three members gathered Saturday in New York for the 47th annual awards meeting, at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, as guests of the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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