Michael Haneke Haneke is an Austrian filmmaker of international renown, with multiple victories at the European Film Awards and the Cannes Film Festival, but foreign-language films are a tough sell at the Oscars, and his only nomination to date is a Best Foreign Film bid for "The White Ribbon" in 2009. His film "Amour" is considered a top contender to win that category this year. But will he contend for Best Director as well?
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