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oscar-nominated emmanuelle riva dies in paris, age 89

paris — emmanuelle riva, a french star of screen and stage nominated for an academy award for best actress in 2013, has died. she was 89.

riva died friday afternoon in a clinic in paris after a long illness, her agent, anne alvares correa, told the ociated press.

riva was oscar-nominated for her role in "amour, " michael haneke's brutal depiction of an aging couple.

with riva starring alongside another french movie legend, jean-louis trintignant, it won the academy award for best foreign language film. they played a loving, elderly parisian couple, one of whom has a stroke. "amour" also won the palme d'or at the cannes film festival.

but jennifer lawrence won the academy award for best actress that year, for her performance as a young widower in "silver linings playbook."