The 85th Annual Academy Awards
landed in Los Angeles on Sunday, with "Amour
" taking the Oscar for Best Foreign Film.Michael Haneke
" was the slight favorite in pre-awards speculation. The movie, which tells the emotionally fraught tale of an elderly couple coping with stroke and paralysis, was nominated in foru additional categories: Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress (Emanuelle Riva) and Best Director for Haneke. Joining "Amour
" (Austria) as nominees for Best Foreign Film were "Kon-Tiki" (Norway), "No" (Chile), "A Royal Affair
" (Denmark) and "War Witch" (Canada).
Sixteen-year-old Congolese "War Witch" star Rachel Mwanza
was granted a last-minute visa to attend the Oscars.
Last year's award in this category went to Asghar Farhadi
's "A Separation," Iran's first-ever Oscar.Seth MacFarlane
hosted this year's Academy Awards from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. The jam-packed broadcast included a tribute to James Bond and performances from "Les Miserables,