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Another Hollywood prize for Fatih Akin's 'In the Fade'

This has been a week of Hollywood acclaim for Fatih Akin and his thriller "In the Fade," as a Critics' Choice Award follows on the heels of his Golden Globe. Is an Oscar on the horizon, too?

German director Fatih Akin's thriller about a woman who seeks justice after the death of her son and her Kurdish husband in a bomb attack has won the Critics' Choice Award for best foreign language film on Thursday.

Read moreGermany's Golden Globe winner: Fatih Akin

The Critics' Choice Awards honor achievements in film-making. Some 300 members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association in the US and Canada determine the award winners.

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The German film was in competition with, among others, the Swedish satire "The Square" directed by Ruben Ostlund; Cambodian film "First they killed my Father" by Angelina Jolie and the French AIDS activist drama "120 Beats per Minute."

"A dream come true," said Diane Kruger, accepting the award for "In the Fade" in Santa Monica just days after Akin won the Golden Globe for best foreign film. Last year, Kruger won a best actress award in Cannes for her role in the movie. The director himself, she said, was unable to attend the ceremony.

"In the Fade" is also Germany's official best foreign language Oscar entry this year, competing with eight other foreign language films. The 90th Academy Awards ceremony takes place on March 4.

db/eg (with dpa)

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