Five before competing for the night's top honor, Amour
's Emmanuelle Riva and Michael Haneke will be called for the categories of Best Actress and Best Director; Haneke also scored a nod for Best Original Screenplay, and Amour
has a strong shot of taking home the Best Foreign Language Film statuette. Box office:
$1.2 million* What Owen Gleiberman said:
''It's an intensely clear-eyed and tender, at times almost voyeuristically intimate, look at what happens to an aging, agreeably married couple when one of them begins to slip away.'' (Read more here.
) What director Michael Haneke said:
''It is especially rewarding to discover that a film has found favor among one's industry peers who know, in particular, the effort that goes into getting a film any film made.'' (Read more here.
) Denise Warner *BoxOfficeMojo.com estimated domestic total as of Jan. 24, 2013