Monday, December 22, 2008

14 Prix Lumières Nominations

Today the Paris based members of the foreign press announced the nominations for this award that is considered as the Gallic equivalent to the Golden Globes. Here are some of the nominations.

Best Film
Aide Toi Le Ciel T’Aidera, François Dupeyron
Entre Les Murs, Laurent Cantet
Mesrine, Jean-François Richet
Séraphine, Martin Provost
Un Conte de Noël, Arnaud Desplechin

Best Francophone Film
Le Silence de Lorna, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, France, Belgium and Italy
Faro, La Reine Des Eaux, Salif Taore, France, Burkina Faso, Mali)
Rumba, Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy, France and Belgium
Home, Ursula Meier, France, Switzerland and Belgium
Johnny Mad Dog, Jean-Stephane Sauvaire, France, Belgium and Liberia.

Best Director
Laurent Cantet for Entre Les Murs
Arnaud Desplechin for Un Conte de Noël
François Dupeyron for Aide Toi Le Ciel T’Aidera
Martin Provost for Séraphine
Jean-François Richet for Mesrine

Best Actress
Catherine Frot in L’Empreinte de L’Ange, Safy Nebbou
Yolande Moreau in Séraphine, Martin Provost
Kristin Scott-Thomas in Il y a Longtemps que je t’aime, Philippe Claudel
Sylvie Testud in Sagan, Diane Kurys
Félicité Wouassi in Aide Toi Le Ciel T’Aidera, François Dupeyron

Best Actor
Albert Dupontel in Deux Jours a Tuer, Jean Becker
Andre Dussolier in Cortex, Nicolas Boukhrief
Vincet Cassel in Mesrine, Jean-Francois Richet
Kad Merad in Bienvenus Chez Les Ch’tis, Dany Boon
Claude Rich in Aide Toi le Ciel T’Aidera, Francois Dupeyron
Special Mention: Guillaume Depardieu in Versailles, Pierre Schoeller

Best Female Newcomer
Nora Arnezeder in Faubourg 36, Christophe Barratier
Leila Bekhti and Karina Testa in Des Poupees et Des Anges, Nora Hamdi
Bertille Noël -Bruneau in Le Renard et l’Enfant, Luc Jacquet
Sara Reguigue in Mascarades, Lyes Salem
Lea Seydoux in La Belle Personne, Christophe Honore

Best Male Newcomer
Anton Balekdjian in Un Monde A Nous, Frederic Balekdjian
Emile Berling in Les Hauts Murs, Christian Faure
Mohamed Bouchaib in Mascarades, Lyes Salem
Francois Civil in Soit Je Meurs, Soit Je Vais Mieux, Laurence Ferreira Barbosa
Marco Cortes in Khamsa, Karim Dridi
Special Nomination: The Students in Entre Les Murs, Laurent Cantet

The award ceremony will take place January 19 at Paris. To check all the categories in French go here and in English go here.

The awards are sponsored by TV5 and after today they will open a site to vote for the Prix du Public Mondiale, where we could vote for the best French film. As soon as the post is up I’ll post the link here for those that wish to vote. If you want to check the post for last year voting go here.

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