Saturday, January 26, 2013

18th Prix Lumières Winners

On January 18 the foreign press based in Paris had their award ceremony and winners are in *BLUE.

It's unfortunate that the group has not updated their official site, so even this late the award winners are not posted but if you wish to check the news go here, available only in French.

Yesterday l’Académie des Lumières announced the nominations for the current edition and to remind you, this award is given by the foreign press based in Paris to honor French and Francophone films.

De rouille et d’os (Rust and Bone) by Jacques Audiard and Camille Redouble by Noémie Lvovsky lead with five (5) nominations each, closely followed by Michael Haneke's Amour and Leos Carax's Holy Motors with four (4) each. Each category has almost the same nominees that I could think of and only wish good luck to Academy members when voting as know will be a hard decision to choose between so many great movies and performances.

Awards ceremony will be on January 18 and hope soon we get details as in previous years ceremony has been streamed live. Nominations plus news are not posted yet at official site, but will be checking to update accordingly.

These are the nominations.

Best Film
*Amour (Love), Michael Haneke
De rouille et d’os (Rust and Bone), Jacques Audiard
Camille redouble (Camille Rewinds), Noémie Lvovsky
Holy Motors, Leos Carax
Les Adieux à la reine (Farewell, My Queen), Benoît Jacquot

Best Foreign Film in French
A perdre la raison (Our Children), Joachim Lafosse
Laurence Anyways, Xavier Dolan
*La pirogue (The Pirogue), Moussa Touré
L’enfant d’en haut (Sister), Ursula Meier
Monsieur Lazhar, Philippe Falardeau

Best Director
*Jacques Audiard for De rouille et d’os
Leos Carax for Holy Motors
Michael Hanekef or Amour
Noémie Lvovsky for Camille redouble
Cyril Mennegun for Louise Wimmer

Best Actress
Marion Cotillard in De rouille et d’os
Catherine Frot in Les saveurs du palais (Haute Cuisine), Christian Vincent
Noémie Lvovsky in Camille redouble
Corinne Masiero in Louise Wimmer
*Emmanuelle Riva in Amour

Best Actor
Guillaume Canet in Une vie meilleure (A Better Life), Cédric Kahn
Denis Lavant in Holy Motors
Jérémie Renier in Cloclo (My Way), Florent Emilio Siri
Mathias Schoenaerts in De rouille et d’os
*Jean-Louis Trintignant in Amour

Best Female Newcomer
Agathe Bonitzer in Une bouteille à la mer, Thierry Binisti
*Judith Chemla, Julia Faure and India Hair in Camille redouble
Izia Higelin in Mauvaise fille, Patrick Mille
Sofiia Manousha in Le noir (te) vous va si bien, Jacques Bral
Soko in Augustine, Winocour

Best Male Newcomer
Clément Métayer in Après mai (Something in the Air), Olivier Assayas
Stéphane Soo Mongo in Rengaine (Hold Back) Rachid Djaïdani
Pierre Niney in Comme des frères, Hugo Gélin
Mahmoud Shalaby in Une bouteille à la mer, Thierry Binisti
*Ernst Umhauer in Dans la maison (In the House), François Ozon

Best Screenplay
*Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain for De rouille et d’os
Leos Carax for Holy Motors
Benoît Jacquot, Gilles Taurand for Les Adieux à la Reine
Noémie Lvovsky, Maud Ameline, Pierre-Olivier Mattei and Florence Seyvos for Camille redouble
Valérie Zenatti and Thierry Binisti for Une bouteille à la mer

The list is the best I have seen in current award season because it doesn't have the infamous movie that France sent to Oscar. The reason: was in last year list!!! But won nothing more than Best Actor for Omar Sy; then The Artist got the top awards.

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