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Saturday, February 27, 2016

2016 César Awards - Les Révélations Winners

Last night was the biggest French cinema night of the year with the César Awards ceremony honoring great movies. Among the many honors, two went to the most promising actors or a more literal translation, the revelations; as predicted by most cinema pundits -and expected by me- Rod Paradot won the male revelation for his outstanding work in La Tête haute; then in contrast, his female counterpart was not that easy to predict.

The Most Promising Actress award went to Zita Hanrot in Fatima and as we already know film got three awards but most important, got the top award.

Have to comment that from all of last night acceptance speeches, none was as emotional as Rod Paradot speech that moved me and many more that poured to comment the most positive emotions for his future in twitter. Check Paradot's acceptance speech in the following video.

Winners are in (*)GREEN.

Earlier this morning the Academy announced the nominations for the #César2016 and below are the ten actors that are honored with a nomination.

There are not many surprises but believe that Sophie Verbeeck deserved at least a nomination but perhaps she lost because the unfortunate singing scene (lol). Nevertheless she gave a great performance in A trois on y va as she has very little to say and lots of silences that say all. Sigh.

Nominees are in *BLUE.

After the horrifying news that come from Paris since last Friday, a brief warm air came today with the announcement of the thirty-two (32) actors that were selected by the Academy as the Newcomers Selection.

Now the 4276 French Academy members will vote to select the nominees in the 2016 César Awards Best Female Newcomer and Best Male Newcomer categories.

Les Révélations 2016

Mathilde Bisson in Au plus près du soleil
*Camille Cottin in Connasse, Princesse des coeurs
Lucie Debay in Melody
*Sara Giraudeau in Les Bêtises
(*)Zita Hanrot in Fatima
Stacy Martin in Taj Mahal
Freya Mavor in La Dame dans l’auto avec des lunettes et un fusil
Baya Medhaffar in À peine j’ouvre les yeux
Lena Paugam in L’Ombre des femmes
*Diane Rouxel in La Tête haute
*Lou Roy-Lecollinet in Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse
Georgia Scalliet in L’Odeur de la mandarine
Noémie Schmidt in L’Étudiante et Monsieur Henri
Pauline Serieys in Une famille à louer
Sarah Suco in Discount
Lily Taieb in Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse
Sophie Verbeeck in À trois on y va

*Swann Arlaud in Les Anarchistes
Jules Benchetrit in Asphalte
Mehdi Djaadi in Je suis à vous tout de suite
*Quentin Dolmaire in Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse
Khereddine Ennasri in Nous trois ou rien
Aurélien Gabrielli in Quand je ne dors pas
Kheiron in Nous trois ou rien
Karim Leklou in Coup de chaud
Alban Lenoir in Un Français
Martin Loizillon in Fever
Sâm Mirhosseini in Ni le ciel ni la terre
*Félix Moati in À trois on y va
*Finnegan Oldfield in Les Cowboys
Harmandeep Palminder in Bébé Tigre
(*)Rod Paradot in La Tête haute
Syrus Shahidi in Une histoire de fou

To read the official press release go here.  Nominations will be announced in a press conference on January 27th and on February 26 the 41st César Awards ceremony will take place at Théâtre du Châtele.

Soirée César & Révélations 2016

Clip Les Révélations 2016, by Sonia Sieff

Les Révélations 2016 Catalog

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