Friday, January 25, 2013

38th César Awards Nominees

The official nominees for the 38th edition of the César Awards (honoring films released in France during 2012) have been unveiled earlier today at a press conference held at Fouquet's, by the French Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques (L'Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma).

Noémie Lvovsky's comedy Camille redouble (Camille Rewinds), surprisingly leads the way with 13 nominations, followed by Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or and Golden Globe winner Amour, and Benoît Jacquot's period piece Les adieux à la reine (Farewell My Queen) each with 10. Jacques Audiard's bombastic De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone), and Leos Carax's wild and wonderful Holy Motors, came up with 9 nominations.

Best Film
Best Debut Film
  • Augustine directed by Alice Winocour
  • Comme des frères directed by Hugo Gélin
  • Louise Wimmer directed by Cyril Mennegun
  • Populaire directed by Régis Roinsard
  • Rengaine directed by Rachid Djaidani
Best Director
Best Actor
  • Jean-Pierre Bacri in Cherchez Hortense
  • Patrick Bruel in Le prénom
  • Denis Lavant in Holy Motors
  • Vincent Lindon in Quelques heures de printemps
  • Fabrice Luchini in Dans la maison
  • Jérémie Renier in Cloclo
  • Jean Louis Trintignant in Amour
Best Supporting Actor
Most Promising Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actress
Most Promising Actress
Best Foreign Film
Best Original Scenario
  • Bruno Podalydès & Denis Podalydès for Adieu Berthe - L'enterrement de mémé
  • Michael Haneke for Amour
  • Maud Ameline, Noémie Lvovsky, Pierre-Olivier Mattei & Florence Seyvos for Camille redouble
  • Leos Carax for Holy Motors
  • Stéphane Brizé & Florence Vignon for Quelques heures de printemps
Best Adaptation
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Production Design
Best Costume Design
Best Music Written for a Film
Best Sound
  • Brigitte Taillandier, Francis Wargnier and Olivier Goinard for Les adieux à la reine
  • Guillaume Sciama, Nadine Muse and Jean-Pierre Laforce for Amour
  • Antoine Deflandre, Germain Boulay and Éric Tisserand for Cloclo
  • Brigitte Taillandier, Pascal Villard and Jean-Paul Hurier for De rouille et d'os
  • Erwan Kerzanet, Josefina Rodriguez and Emmanuel Croset for Holy Motors
Best Documentary
  • Bovines ou la vraie vie des vaches directed by Emmanuel Gras
  • Duch, le maître des forges de l'enfer directed by Rithy Panh
  • Les Invisibles directed by Sébastien Lifshitz
  • Journal de France directed by Raymond Depardon & Claudine Nougaret
  • Les nouveaux chiens de garde directed by Gilles Balbastre & Yannick Kergoat
Best Short Film
  • Ce n'est pas un film de cow-boys directed by Benjamin Parent
  • Ce qu'il restera de nous directed by Vincent Macaigne
  • Le cri du homard directed by Nicolas Guiot
  • Les Meutes directed by Manuel Schapira
  • La vie parisienne directed by Vincent Dietschy
Best Animated Feature
  • Edmond était un ane directed by Franck Dion
  • Ernest et celestine directed by Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar & Stéphane Aubier
  • Kirikou et les hommes et les femmes directed by Michel Ocelot
  • Oh Willy directed by Emma de Swaef & Marc James Roels
  • Zarafa directed by Rémi Bezançon & Jean-Christophe Lie
Honorary César
  • Kevin Costner

The 38th César Awards Ceremony, presided by Jamel Debbouze and presented by master of ceremonies Antoine de Caunes, will be held on Friday, February 22, 2013 (just ahead of the Oscars) at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.


365 moviesandsongs365 said...

I've seen a few of the big ones Amour and Holy Motors. Can't say I'm that excited about Farewell My Queen. I have L'enfant d'en haut on my watchlist. Which of these that you haven't seen are you most looking forward to?

Christine said...

It's a shame Holy Motors got overlooked for awards in the U.S. At least I believe it did? I can't say I really "get" Leos Carax's style but appreciate his uniqueness. Also, how awesome that they have a category for most promising actors as well.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Pretty sure Amour will win most of the awards here. Of the one's I haven't seen, I'd say Ozon's Dans la Maison is my most anticipated film of the bunch.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

It didn't even get submitted to the Oscars, but it was overlooked for all the other awards except for a handful of nominations for Denis Lavant by a few critics groups.

I agree, that promising actor/actress award is a cool idea that I wish the Oscars would do.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

I think R&B has a shot at a few of the minor awards, but I'm pretty sure Amour will sweep the big ones. So, what did you think of it?

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