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The Master comes in second with two major prizes, Anne Hathaway wins best supporting actress and Helena Bonham Carter scoops lifetime achievement award

Michael Haneke's Oscar contender Amour was the big winner at the London Critics' Circle film awards last night, taking three of the top prizes, including film of the year.

The Palme D'Or winner, which is nominated for five Academy awards, also won screenplay of the year for Haneke's French-language script about an elderly couple dealing with the aftermath of a debilitating stroke. Emmanuelle Riva was named actress of the year for her lead portrayal.

Another big winner at the Mayfair Hotel in London was Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, which has had a relatively disappointing awards season so far. The period drama took best actor for Joaquin Phoenix and best supporting actor for Philip Seymour Hoffman, both of whom are also nominated for Oscars. Anne Hathaway »

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