Michael Haneke’s Amour has won the Golden Globe today for Best Foreign Language Film.
The Austrian film, featuring astonishing performances by Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant, tells the story of an elderly couple facing the end of their lives.
Director Michael Haneke accepted the award from Arnold Schwarzenegger joking, “I never thought I would get an award in Hollywood from another Austrian.”
He added, “If this prize is in my hand, I think the base is for me and my crew, but the globe is for both my actors.”
Amour beat out other nominees Rust and Bone and The Intouchables from France, A Royal Affair from Denmark and Kon-Tiki from Norway.
It has previously won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival 2012, as well as Best Film accolades at the European Film Awards, New York Film Critics Circle Awards, FIPRESCI Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Awards and has been nominated for five Academy Awards.