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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.
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