France's Cesar Awards Nominations: 'Camille Rewinds' Leads With 13, 'Amour' Gets 10
UPDATED: "Rust & Bone" and "Holy Motors " are also among the best picture nominees at France's equivalent to the Oscars, while Ben Affleck's "Argo" is nominated for best foreign film.
PARIS -- Noemie Lvovsky's Camille Rewinds (Camille Redouble) led France's Cesar Awards nominations Friday with 13, with Michael Haneke's Amour getting 10 nominations at France's equivalent to the Oscars.
France’s Academy of Technical Arts and Sciences recognized a diverse slate of films when the nominations for the 38th annual awards were announced at a small ceremony Friday morning.
Last year's Cesar winner, The Artist, went on to win the best picture at the Oscars. The honors will be handed out on Feb. 22 in Paris, just two days before the Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
Camille Rewinds, the self-reflective story of woman who returns to the 1980s to tamper with time, led the nominations with 13 nods. The film received the best picture nomination and Lvovsky received nods for her screenplay, acting and directing work. It also picked up nominations in the supporting actor and actress categories, two nominations in the best new actress category, and was recognized for costume design, production design and original score.
The time travel tale was awarded the Prix SACD in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes last May, and Lvovsky was recognized for her work with a special jury prize at last week’s Lumiere Awards, France’s equivalent to the Golden Globes, on Jan. 18.
The Palme d’Or-winning, Oscar-nominated Amour followed with 10 nominations, including best film and best director, as well as production design, original screenplay, cinematography and editing. The Amour actors were also recognized in their categories, with Jean-Louis Trintignant in the running for the best actor honor, Emmanuelle Riva for best actress and a supporting actress nomination for Isabelle Huppert. Both Trintignant and Riva took home the awards in their categories at the Lumiere Awards.
Amour has the rare honor of being nominated for both best picture and best foreign language film in the Oscars race, though the French production was submitted as an Austrian film due to director Haneke’s nationality.
Both Rust and Bone and Farewell My Queen followed with nine nods each. Jacques Audiard earned a best director nomination for Rust and Bone, as well as an adapted screenplay nod with co-writer Thomas Bidegain. The film scored a total of nine awards, including a best actress nomination for Marion Cotillard. Audiard has been a Cesar favorite before -- his film, A Prophet, took home nine trophies in 2010.
Farewell, My Queen was also recognized in several categories, including best film and best director for Benoit Jacquot, among its nine nods. The historical drama about the last days of Marie Antoinette was awarded the Louis Delluc prize, a single jury prize awarded annually in December for outstanding film in France.
Camille Rewinds, Amour, Rust and Bone and Farewell, My Queen will compete in the best film trophy with In the House, Francois Ozon’s story of a high school student who causes havoc for a friend’s family; What’s in a Name, the French baby naming comedy co-directed by Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patelliere; and Leos Carax’s Holy Motors.
Fantasy film Holy Motors, which premiered at Cannes in May, was also recognized in several categories, including best screenplay and best director for a total of eight nominations.
The best director category will see Jacqot, Haneke, Lvovsky, Audiard, Carax, Ozon and Stephane Brize for A Few Hours of Spring compete for the award.
Ben Affleck’s Argo will be the only American film to compete in the best foreign film category, against Michael R. Roskam’s Bullhead (Belgium), Xavier Dolan’s Laurence Anyways (Canada), Joachim Trier’s Oslo, August 31st (Norway), Ken Loach’s The Angel’s Share (Scotland), Joachim Lafosse’s Our Children (Belgium), and Nikolaj Arcel’s A Royal Affair (Denmark). A Royal Affair is also nominated for an Oscar in the best foreign language category.
3,434 members of the French organization selected nominees from 594 eligible films.
Comedian Jamel Debbouze will host the Cesar Awards ceremony, which will broadcast live and unencrypted on pay TV channel Canal Plus from the Chatelet Theater in Paris.
Here is a look at the nominees in key categories:
Farewell My Queen
In the House
Rust and Bone
What's in a Name
Benoit Jacquot for Farewell my Queen
Michael Haneke for Amour
Noemie Lvovsky for Camille Rewinds
Francois Ozon for In the House
Jacques Audiard for Rust and Bone
Leos Carax for Holy Motors
Stephane Brize for A Few Hours of Spring
Marion Cotillard for Rust and Bone
Catherine Frot in Les Saveurs du Palais
Noemie Lvovsky in Camille Rewinds
Corinne Masiero in Louise Wimmer
Emamanuelle Riva in Amour
Lea Seydoux in Farewell my Queen
Helene Vincent in A Few Hours of Spring
Jean-Pierre Bacri in Cherchez Hortense
Patrick Bruel in What's in a Name
Denis Lavant in Holy Motors
Vincent Lindon in A Few Hours of Spring
Fabrice Luchini in In the House
Jeremie Renier in Cloclo
Jean-Louis Trintignant in Amour
Best Supporting Actor
Guillaume de Tonquedec in The First Name
Samir Guesmi in Camille Rewinds
Benoit Magimel in Cloclo
Claude Rich in Cherchez Hortense
Michel Vuillermox in Camille Rewinds
Best Supporting Actress
Valerie Benguigui in What's in a Name
Judith Chemla in Camille Rewinds
Isabelle Huppert in Amour
Yolande Moreau in Camille Rewinds
Edith Scob in Holy Motors
Best Foreign Film
Argo, directed by Ben Affleck
Bullhead, directed by Michael R. Roskam
Laurence Anyways, directed by Xavier Dolan
Oslo, August 31st, directed by Joachim Trier
The Angels Share, directed by Ken Loach
Royal Affair, directed by Nikolaj Arcel
Our Children, directed by Joachim Lafosse
Best Original Screenplay
Bruno Podalydes, Denis Podalydes for Adieu Berthe ou l’Enterrement de Meme
Michael Haneke for Amour
Noemei Lvovsky, Florence Seyvos, Maud Ameline, Pierre-Olivier Mattei for Camille Rewinds
Leos Carax for Holy Motors
Floence Vignon, Stephane Brize for A Few Hours of Spring
Best Adapted Screenplay
Lucas Belvaux for 38 Temoins
Gilles Taurand, Benoit Jacquot for Farewell my Queen
Francois Ozon for In the House
Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain for Rust and Bone
Matthieu Delaporte, Alexander de la Patelliere for The First Name
Christian Gasc for Farewell my Queen
Pascaline Chavanne for Augustine
Madeline Fontaine for Camille Rewinds
Mimi Lempicka for Cloclo
Charlotte David for Populaire
Katia Wyszkop for Farewell my Queen
Jean-vincent Puzos for Amour
Philippe Chiffre for Cloclo
Florian Sanson for Holy Motors
Sylvie Olive for Populaire
Romain Winding for Farewell my Queen
Darius Khondji for Amour
Stephane Fontain for Rust and Bone
Caroline Champetier for Holy Motors
Guillaume Schiffman for Populaire
Luc Barnier for Farewelly my Queen
Monika Willi for Amour
Annette Dutertre, Michel Klochendler for Camille Rewinds
Juliette Welfling for Rust and Bone
Nelly Quettier for Holy Motors
Best Original Music
Bruno Coulais for Farewell my Queen
Gaetan Roussel, Joseph Dahan for Camille Rewinds
Philippe Rombi for In the House
Alexandre Desplat for Rust and Bone
Emamanuel d’Orlando for Populaire
Best Animated Film
Edmond Etait un Ane, directed by Franck Dion
Ernest et Celestine, directed by Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar, Stephane Aubier
Kirikou et le Hommes et les Femmes, directed by Michel Ocelot
Oh Willy, directed by Emma de Swaef, Marc Roels
Zarafa, directed by Remi Bezancon, Jean-Christophe Lie
Best First Film
Augustine by Alice Winocour
Commes des Freres by Hugo Gelin
Louise Wimmer by Cyril Mennegun
Populaire by Regis Roinsard
Rengaine by Rachid Djaidani
Best New Actress
Alice de Lencquesaing for Au Galop
Lola Dewaere for Mince Alors!
Julia Faure for Camille Rewinds
India Hair for Camille Rewinds
Izia Higelin for Mauvaise Fille
Best New Actor
Felix Moati for Tele Gaucho
Kacey Mottet Klein for L’Engant d’en Haut
Pierre Niney for Commes de Freres
Matthias Schoenarts for Rust and Bone
Ernst Umhauer for In the House
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