By Elaine Donnelly
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Ang Lee pulled off a huge upset at the Academy Awards with a directing win for the shipwreck story "Life of Pi," taking the prize over Steven Spielberg, who had been favored for "Lincoln."
Anne Hathaway has gone from propping up leaden sidekick James Franco at the Academy Awards to hefting a golden statue of her own with a supporting-actress Oscar win as a doomed mother-turned-prostitute in the musical "Les Miserables."
Christoph Waltz really owes Quentin Tarantino. Waltz won his second supporting-actor Academy Award on Sunday for a Tarantino film, this time as a genteel bounty hunter in the slave-revenge saga "Django Unchained."
Hollywood's movie elite sent their love to "Amour" on Thursday, giving director Michael Haneke's searing portrait of old age five Academy Award nominations including best foreign film and _ unexpectedly _ best picture.
"Amour," an unflinching meditation on the end of life, balances the remorseless progression of a wasting illness with the profound beauty of lifelong love.
Michael Haneke takes a subject you don't often see in movies and probably don't even want to see _ the slow, steady deterioration of an elderly woman _ and handles it with great grace in "Amour."
A familiar lineup of Hollywood awards contenders are expected among Golden Globe nominations, whose prospects include past Oscar winners Daniel Day-Lewis, Helen Mirren, Robert De Niro and Sally Field.
Academy Awards organizers have received submissions from a record 71 countries for this season's foreign-language prize.
Michael Haneke won the Cannes Film Festival's top prize for a second time Sunday with "Amour," his stark film about love and death.
The Cannes Film Festival rewarded one of its favorite directors Sunday, as Michael Haneke won the top prize for a second time with his stark film about love and death, "Amour."
The first half of the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival has completed a life cycle in films that range from the motivating spark of child birth to the despair of slow death in old age.
It's 43 years since Jean-Louis Trintignant was named the Cannes Film Festival's best actor for "Z," and 14 years since the French performer all but gave up filmmaking to focus on the stage.
"He made the pigeon do things again and again and I think there were two pigeons because one gave up."
"It's a very difficult task," he said of acting in a Haneke film.