Friday, February 22, 2013

2013 César Awards Winners

The 38th César Awards (the French Oscars) were held Friday, February 22 at the Theatre du Châtelet in Paris, in a three-hour ceremony presided by Jamel Debbouze and presented by Antoine de Caunes.

As expected by all, the big winner was Michael Haneke's Amour with 5 wins (Original Scenario, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Film).

Other multiple winners were Jacques Audiard's De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) with 4 wins: (Best Adaptation, Most Promising Actor, Best Music, Best Editing); Benoît Jacquot's Les adieux à la reine (Farewell My Queen) with 3 wins: (Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design); and Alexandre de La Patellière & Matthieu Delaporte's Le Prénom (What's in a Name?) with 2 wins: (Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress).

Noémie Lvovsky's Camille redouble (Camille Rewinds), which came into the night with 13 nominations (the most of any film), and Leos Carax's Holy Motors (9 nods) both went home empty handed.

Read on for the full list of 2013 César Awards winners:
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


Steven Flores said...

I'm glad Rust and Bone won some awards. I'm not upset that Amour was the big winners. Glad to see Argo picking up another. Man, the Oscars are looking dumb for the fact that they snubbed Ben Affleck for Best Director.

The Angry Lurker said...

Amour did well and another nod to Argo.

Ruth said...

Well deserved wins by Amour - I can't wait to see how it does at the Oscars (all my fingers crossed). I'm glad for Alexandre Desplat's win as well, I love his scores! And I'm glad to see Oslo, 31 August was nominated, I loved it!

pturner1010 said...

Holy Motors went home empty handed? Boooooo

Bonjour Tristesse said...

I'm disappointed Holy Motors got nothing, and it was a bit of a lame show, many of the winners and nominees were not in attendance. It will be interesting to see how Amour does tomorrow night.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Yeah another damn award for Argo. It's an entertaining film, but it must be a very weak year for it to be scooping up all these accolades.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Yep, Desplat is the man. And I hope Amour scores big tomorrow night as well. Thanks for visiting Ruth!

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Boooooo, Indeed.

Lisa Thatcher said...

Well, this is hugely disappointing. My big hopes were for Holy Motors here and Amour at the Oscars. Argo for best foreign film is devastating - its a film I was so unimpressed with, I chose not to review it. I also would have liked to see journal de France hop up against Les Invisables - but to be fair I haven't seen either. All the winners except the short are on at the French Film Festival here in a few weeks, so I have that lovely item to look forward to.

Great Cesars coverage BT. I really enjoyed the film review approach. I found myself rushing to your blog all week.

Lisa Thatcher said...

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA - honorary Cesar to Kevin Costner? Man THAT barrel needs some fresh contenders! (Apologies in advance to any Costner fans)

Bonjour Tristesse said...

I too was underwhelmed by Argo, and I can understand why it's such a hit, but it remains as you say, unimpressive, to me.

And I'm glad you enjoyed the reviews, I'm really interested in what you think of those films. Particularly the Ozon. Being a writer, I imagine that one will strike a chord with you.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Hahah, they do make some strange picks. Kate Winslet last year, hell Will Smith has one...

Lisa Thatcher said...

Will Smith! That made my night - I'm still giggling.

Keith & the Movies said...

Fantastic coverage. Over the past couple of years I have really been diving into French cinema. I did a recent week long look at it and I find myself drawn to it through older and new films. Anxious to try and catch up with some of these nominees!

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Thank you Keith glad you found it useful. Look forward to your thoughts on the ones you manage to see.

ruth said...

I didn't even know Cesar was on, so glad you covered it Bonjour! Not surprised Amour won a lot of awards. I still need to see it but sounds like it's worth all the kudos.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Yeah the Césars always get eclipsed by the Oscars, even in France. For example: Haneke, Trintignant, and Desplat were all no-shows. Thanks for the visit Ruth, I hope you get a chance to see Amour soon.

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