US critics reward Cannes favourite Amour

Tuesday, 08 January 2013 - 12:46


Michael Haneke's heartbreaking drama Amour has been voted the best picture of 2012 by the US National Society of Film Critics.

The Austrian film-maker was also named best director, while the film's star Emmanuelle Riva won best actress.

The French-language drama tells the story of an elderly couple dealing with the aftermath of a devastating stroke. It previously won Cannes' Palme D'Or.

Daniel Day-Lewis was named best actor by the panel of 60 critics.