Friday, February 24, 2012

37th César Awards Winners

Award ceremony was not much entertaining as I really don’t like French humor but I did laugh a few times, enjoyed each time Kate Winslet was on stage, and simply loved Annie Girardot homage that made me recall movies that maybe I should revisit again. As we know the big winner is The Artist that won many awards but in general, awards were dispersed and given to several films including Angèle et Tony that had 100% effectiveness as got 2 nods and won 2 awards.

To check winners in all categories go here.

Best Film: The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius
Best First Film: Le cochon de Gaza (When Pigs Have Wings), Sylvain Estibal
Best Animated Film: Le Chat du Rabbin (The Rabbi’s Cat), Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux
Best Foreign Film: Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (Nader and Simin, A Separation), Asghar Farhadi

Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist

Best Actress: Bérénice Bejo in The Artist
Best Supporting Actress: Carmen Maura in Les Femmes du 6e étage (The Women on the 6th Floor)
Best Female Newcomer: (tie)
Naidra Ayadi in Polisse, Maïwenn
Clotilde Hesme in Angèle et Tony

Best Actor: Omar Sy in Intouchables (Untouchable)
Best Actor Supporting Actor: Michel Blanc in L'exercice de l'Etat
Best Male Newcomer: Grégory Gadebois in Angèle et Tony

Best Writing Original Screenplay: Pierre Schoeller, L’Exercice de l’Etat
Best Writing Adapted Screenplay: Yasmina Rez et Roman Polanski, Carnage
Best Cinematography: Guillaume Schiffman, The Artist
Best Editing: Laure Gardette and Yann Dedet, Polisse
Best Original Music: Ludovic Bource, The Artist
Best Sound: Olivier Hespel, Julie Brenta and Jean-Pierre Laforce, L'exercice de l'Etat
Best Costumes: Anaïs Romand, L'Apollonide, souvenirs de la maison close
Best Production Design: Laurence Bennet, The Artist

Best Documentary: Tous au Larzac, Christian Rouaud
Best Short Film: L'accordeur, Olivier Treiner

List has only winners as this year I'm lucky enough to have seen almost all honored films; with a few exceptions, Cesar films are Cannes movies thus must be seen for me.

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