Friday, January 27, 2012

37th César Awards (2012) Nominees

The official nominees for the 37th edition of the César Awards (France's Oscars), rewarding films released in 2011, have been unveiled today by the French Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques (L'Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma).

Cannes Jury Prize winner Polisse leads the way with 13 nominations, followed by L'exercice de l'État with 11, The Artist with 10, and Intouchables with 9.

Update (February 24, 2012) Winners will be added as they are announced:

Best Film
  • La guerre est déclarée produced by Edouard Weil, directed by Valérie Donzelli
  • Le Havre produced by Fabienne Vonier, directed by Aki Kaurismäki
  • The Artist produced by Thomas Langmann, directed by Michel Hazanavicius
  • Intouchables produced by Denis Freyd, directed by Pierre Schoeller
  • L'exercice de l'État produced by Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Yann Zenou, Laurent Zeitoun, directed by Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
  • Pater produced by Michel Seydoux, directed by Alain Cavalier
  • Polisse produced by Alain Attal, directed by Maïwenn
Best Debut Film
  • My Little Princess directed by Eva Ionesco
  • Le cochon de Gaza directed by Sylvain Estibal
  • 17 filles directed by Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin
  • Angèle et Tony directed by Alix Delaporte
  • La Délicatesse directed by David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos
Best Director
Best Actor
  • Sami Bouajila in Omar m'a tuer
  • François Cluzet in Intouchables
  • Jean Dujardin in The Artist
  • Olivier Gourmet in L'exercice de l'État
  • Denis Podalydes in La conquête
  • Omar Sy in Intouchables
  • Philippe Torreton in Présumé coupable
Best Supporting Actor
  • Michel Blanc in L'exercice de l'État
  • Nicolas Duvauchelle in Polisse
  • Joey Starr in Polisse
  • Bernard Le Coq in La conquête
  • Frédéric Pierrot in Polisse
Most Promising Actor
  • Nicolas Bridet in Tu seras mon fils
  • Grégory Gadebois in Angèle et Tony
  • Guillaume Bouix in Jimmy Rivière
  • Pierre Minet in J'aime regarder les filles
  • Dimitri Storoge in Les Lyonnais
Best Actress
  • Ariane Asquaride in Les neiges du Kilimanjaro
  • Bérénice Béjo in The Artist
  • Leila Bekhti in La Source des femmes
  • Valérie Donzelli in La guerre est déclarée
  • Marina Foïs in Polisse
  • Marie Gilain in Toutes nos envies
  • Karin Viard in Polisse
Best Supporting Actress
Most Promising Actress
Best Foreign Film
  • Drive directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
  • Black Swan directed by Darren Aronofsky
  • Incendies directed by Denis Villeneuve
  • Melancholia directed by Lars von Trier
  • A Separation directed by Asghar Farhadi
  • The King's Speech directed by Tom Hooper
  • Le gamin au vélo directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Best Writing
Best Adaptation
  • David Foenkinos for La délicatesse
  • Vincent Garenq for Présumé coupable
  • Olivier Gorce, Roschdy Zem, Rachid Bouchareb, Olivier Lorelle for Omar m'a tuer
  • Mathieu Kassovitz, Pierre Geller, Benoît Jaubert for L'ordre et la morale
  • Yamina Reza, Roman Polanski for Carnage
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Production Design
Best Costume Design
Best Music Written for a Film
Best Sound
Best Documentary
  • Le Bal des menteurs directed by Daniel Leconte
  • Crazy Horse directed by Frederick Wiseman
  • Ici on noie les Algériens directed by Yasmina Adi
  • Tous au Larzac directed by Christian Rouaud
  • Michel Petrucciani directed by Michael Radford
Best Short Film
  • L'accordeur directed by Olivier Treiner
  • La France qui se lève tôt directed by Hugo Chesnard
  • J'aurais pu être une pute directed by Baya Kasmi
  • Je pourrais être votre grand-mère directed by Bernard Tanguy
  • Un monde sans femmes directed by Guillaume Brac
Best Animated Feature
  • Le Tableau directed by Jean-François Laguionie
  • Le Cirque directed by Nicolas Brault
  • Le Chat du Rabbin directed by Joann Sfar, Antoine Delesvaux
  • Un monstre à Paris directed by Bibo Bergeron
  • La Queue de la Souris directed by Benjamin Renner
Honorary César
  • Kate Winslet

The 37th César Awards Ceremony, hosted by actor Guillaume Canet, and presented by master of ceremonies Antoine de Caunes, will be held on Friday, February 24, 2012 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.


Bonjour Tristesse said...

She does deserve it, but they do seem to hand out this award randomly to big stars just to get their ratings up. 

Bonjour Tristesse said...

 Yeah I like that they give support to newcomers with those categories.

G said...

I wonder if the artist will scoop some awards here as well

DEZMOND said...

so nice for Kate Winslet! Absolutely deserved!

d_4 said...

I like the categories here. Best 'promising'? Nice.

The Angry Lurker said...

Thanks for the heads up....

FrontRoomCinema said...

I shall be watching this post with interest

NeverTooEarlyMP said...

I always love to look at these and see their "Best Foreign Film" category, and what does and doesn't make it in. Gives one a different perspective, I think!

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