'A Prophet' scoops French prizes
Dominates Crystal Globes, French Film Critics awardsPARIS -- France's film industry doesn't need a prophet to determine the favorite for this year's Cesar Awards as Jacques Audiard's gritty prison drama "A Prophet" continues to sweep through awards season here.
The drama was named best film of the year at the "Globes de Cristal" (Crystal Globes) ceremony Monday night and earned the French Film Critics Syndicate's top prize announced Tuesday.
The film's breakout star Tahar Rahim was named best actor at the Globes de Cristal ceremony held at Paris' Lido theater. Isabelle Adjani was named best actress for her role in "Skirt Day."
Thousands of national and regional French journalists vote for the prizes over the Internet and awards in categories including theater, opera, dance, literature, fashion designer and art expo were also distributed.