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The various film critic associations have begun handing out their top honors for the year with the New York critics set to announce their winners over the next hour or two. Meanwhile, over the weekend:

European Film Awards

Michael Haneke’s "Amour" swept the 25th European Film Awards in Malta. The film took four of the top honors including best picture, director, actor and actress.

Thomas Vinterberg's "The Hunt" scored best script, Steve McQueen's "Shame" won best editing and cinematography, and Tomas Alfredson's "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" won best production design and score.

Sight and Sound Poll

UK magazine Sight & Sound have published their annual best films of the year poll made up of the opinions of around 100 film critics.

Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" came in at #1, followed by Miguel Gomes' "Tabu," Michael Haneke's "Amour," Leos Carax's "Holy Motors," and Benh Zeitlin »

- Garth Franklin

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