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Academy shows love for 'Amour' with 5 Oscar nods

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  • Emmanuelle Riva was nominated for an Academy Award for best actress for her role in "Amour," which received five Oscar nominations, including best picture.

      Emmanuelle Riva was nominated for an Academy Award for best actress for her role in "Amour," which received five Oscar nominations, including best picture.
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LONDON -- "Amour," a searing portrait of old age from Austria's Michael Haneke, was lauded by Hollywood's movie elite Thursday, receiving five nominations including best foreign film and -- unexpectedly -- best picture.

The film stars octogenarian French acting greats Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant as a loving Parisian couple whose world is devastated by the wife's serious illness.

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Unflinching and in French, it was an unexpected best-picture nominee, and also received nominations for Haneke's direction, for original screenplay and for the performance of 85-year-old Riva.

The other foreign-language nominees are 18th-century court saga "A Royal Affair" by Denmark's Nikolaj Arcel; child soldier drama "War Witch" by Canada's Kim Nguyen; seafaring adventure "Kon-Tiki" by Norway's Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg; and "No" by Chile's Pablo Larrain.

"No" tells the story of a Chilean ad agency that helped to oust dictator Augusto Pinochet through a clever marketing campaign around a 1988 referendum. The film, starring Gael Garcia Bernal, was a surprise hit of the Cannes Film Festival and has since gathered accolades around the world.

Larrain said it struck a chord because it told an unusual story.

"Dictators are not usually ousted through democratic elections, and this is a profoundly human story, which is resolved through things that have to do more with beauty than with horror," he said.

Winners of the 85th Oscars will be announced Feb. 24 during a ceremony at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre.

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