'120 BPM' Tops France's Lumiere Awards

2:00 PM 2/5/2018

by Rhonda Richford

Agnes Varda's Oscar-nominated 'Faces Places' also took the best documentary prize.

'120 BPM'
'120 BPM'
Courtesy of Cannes Film Festival

120 BPM was the big winner at France’s Lumiere Awards Monday night, sweeping the categories in which it was nominated, including best picture and best director for Robin Campillo.

The Cannes Grand Prize winner also took the best actor prize for Nahuel Perez Biscayart and best new actor for Arnaud Valois, as well as the original screenplay prize for Campillo and Phillipe Mangeot and best score for a total of six awards selected by the foreign press association.

For this third time at the podium, Campillo brought up the cast and crew that were on hand. 

Agnes Varda and JR’s Oscar-nominated Faces Places won the best documentary Lumiere award.

Jeanne Balibar won best actress for her work in Mathieu Amalric’s Barbara, while the film also won best cinematography. Laetitia Dosch took the best new actress prize for her portrayal of a young Parisienne in Montparnasse Bienvenue.

Ernest & Celine creator Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert’s The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales took the best animated film prize, which was the first award of the night.

The ceremony also honored Monica Bellucci and the legendary Jean-Paul Belmondo during the evening. Belmondo received a long standing ovation before the octogenarian accepted his award.

The full list of winners follows.

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