Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards honour Amour and The Master

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, one of the many ceremonies leading up to The Golden Globes this weekend, has given its best picture award to Michael Haneke's 'Amour' and named Paul Thomas Anderson as the best director for his film 'The Master'.

Paul Thomas Anderson (Credit: Wenn)
Anderson's film also garnered the best actor award for Joaquin Phoenix as well as best supporting actress for Amy Adams.

Meanwhile 'Amour' also split the vote for best actress with Emanuelle Riva sharing the award with Jennifer Lawrence for her part in 'Silver Linings Playbook'.

Other awards went to Tim Burton's 'Frankenweenie' (best animation) and to Chris Terrio for his screenplay for 'Argo'.

The Golden Globes take place later today.