The film received nods in key categories, while France's Oscar submission 'Les Misérables' also received mentions in the best first film and young actor categories.
France's Oscar submission Les Misérables on Tuesday led the Lumiere Award nominations, with seven including for best film, director and screenplay for first-time helmer Ladj Ly. The film topped the nomination numbers with two mentions in the best new actor category.
Roman Polanski's An Officer and a Spy earned five nods amidst calls from a coalition of film industry professionals and activists to rescind his European Film Award nominations. French feminists have called for a boycott of the pic and led protests at theaters around the country after actress Valentine Monnier came forward with a new accusation of rape in the newspaper Le Parisien just ahead of the film's release.
Despite the controversy, Spy received nominations for best film, director, screenplay and cinematography, as well as a best actor nod for Oscar winner Jean Dujardin.
The awards — often referred to as the Golden Globes of France — are awarded by the Lumiere Academy, which is made up of 100 journalists from 20 countries.
This year marks the first time the helmer of an animated film was nominated in the main category, with Jeremy Clapin getting a best director nod for I Lost My Body.
The awards are set to be held Jan. 27 at the Olympia theater in Paris and will air on pay-TV channel CanalPlus.
Below is a complete list of nominations.
By the Grace of God, François Ozon
An Officer and a Spy, Roman Polanski
Les Misérables, Ladj Ly
Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Céline Sciamma
Oh Mercy!, Arnaud Desplechin
Jeremy Clapin, I Lost My Body
Arnaud Desplechin, Oh Mercy!
Ladj Ly, Les Misérables
Roman Polanski, An Officer and a Spy
Celine Sciamma, Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Fanny Ardant, La Belle Epoque
Anais Demoustier, Alice and the Mayor
Eva Green, Proxima
Noemie Merlant, Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Karin Viard, The Perfect Nanny
Swann Arlaud, By the Grace of God
Daniel Auteuil, La Belle Epoque
Jean Dujardin, An Officer and a Spy
Fabrice Luchini, Alice and the Mayor
Roschdy Zem, Oh Mercy!
Nicolas Bedos, La Belle Epoque
Ladj Ly, Giordano Gederlini and Alexis Manenti, Les Misérables
Francois Ozon, By the Grace of God
Nicholas Pariser, Alice and the Mayor
Roman Polanski and Robert Harris, An Officer and a Spy
Manuel Dacosse, By the Grace of God
Pawel Edelman, An Officer and a Spy
Irina Lubtchansky, Oh Mercy!
Claire Mathon, Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Julien Poupard, Les Misérables
Atlantics, Mati Diop
Conviction, Antoine Raimbault
Les Misérables, Ladj Ly
Nevada, Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
Perdirix, Erwan Le Duc
The Bears Famous Invasion of Sicily, Lorenzo Mattotti
Funan, Denis Do
The Swallows of Kabul, Zabou Breitman et Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec
I Lost My Body, Jérémy Clapin
Wardi, Mats Grorud
Celeste Brunnquell, The Dazzled
Mina Fardi, An Easy Girl
Nina Meurisse, Camille
Lise Leplat Prudhomme, Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc
Mama Sane, Atlantics
Thomas Daloz, Particles
Alexis Manenti, Les Misérables
Tom Mercer, Synonyms
Issa Perica, Les Misérables
Timothée Robart, Burning Ghost
Bacurau, Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles
It Must Be Heaven, Elia Suleiman
Young Ahmed, Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Lola, Laurent Micheli
Papicha, Mounia Meddour
Living and Knowing You're Alive, Alain Cavalier
Lourdes, Thierry Demaizière et Alban Teurlai
M, Yolande Zauberman
Just Don't Think I'll Scream, Frank Beauvais
68, Mon Pere et les Clous, Samuel Bigiaoui
Fatima al Qadiri, Atlantics
Christophe, Jeanette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc
Alexandre Desplat, Adults in the Room
Evgueni Galperine and Sacha Galperine, By the Grace of God
Dan Levy, I Lost My Body