César nominations announced

Camille Rewinds takes the lead.

by Richard Mowe

One of the hits of last year's 20th edition of the French Film Festival UK has scooped no less than 13 nominations in the French Oscars, the Césars, due to be bestowed at the Theatre du Châtelet on 22 February.

The film Camille Rewinds, a time-jump comedy with shades of Peggy Sue Got Married, represents a personal tour de force for writer, director and actress Noemie Lvovksy, and became a surprise summer hit last year.

France’s Académie Des Arts et Technique du Cinéma unveiled the nominations for the César Awards at a ceremony this morning (Friday) at Le Fouquet restaurant on the Champs Elysées,.

The tally of 13 nominations topped the poll and was was followed by Foreign Language Oscar contender Amour and Farewell My Queen with ten nominations each.

Holy Motors and Rust And Bone drew nine nominations each.

François Ozon's In The House picked up six nominations followed by Cloclo, Populaire and What’s In A Name? with five apiece.

Founded in 1976, the César academy gathers 4199 members from across the French film industry and is the second biggest such body after the Oscars Academy. For the 2013 edition of the Césars, 3434 members voted on 594 films.

The nominations in the key categories are:

Best Film

  • Farewell My Queen (Les Adieux À La Reine), Benoît Jacquot
  • Amour, Michael Haneke
  • Camille Rewinds (Camille Redouble), Noémie Lvovsky
  • In The House (Dans La Maison), François Ozon
  • Rust And Bone (De Rouille Et D’Os), Jacques Audiard
  • Holy Motors, Leos Carax
  • What’s In A Name, (Le Prénom), Matthieu Delaporte, Alexandre De La Patellière

Best Director

Best Foreign Film

Best Actress

Best Actor

  • Jean-Pierre Bacri, (Cherchez Hortense)
  • Patrick Bruel, What’s In A Name?
  • Denis Lavant, Holy Motors
  • Vincent Lindon, A Few Hours Of Spring
  • Fabrice Luchini, In The House (Dans La Maison)
  • Jérémie Renier, Cloclo
  • Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour

Best Screenplay

  • Bruno Podalydès, Denis Podalydès, Granny’s Funeral (Adieu Berthe)
  • Michael Haneke, Amour
  • Noemie Lvovsky, Maud Ameline, Pierre-Olivier Mattei, Florence Seyvos, Camille Rewinds
  • Leos Carax, Holy Motors
  • Florence Vignon, Stéphane Brizé, A Few Hours Of Spring

Best Supporting Actress

Best Supporting Actor

  • Guillaume De Tonquedec, What’s In A Name?
  • Samir Guesmi, Camille Rewinds
  • Benoit Magimel, Cloclo
  • Claude Rich, Cherchez Hortense
  • Michel Vuillermoz, Camille Rewinds

Best First Film

  • Augustine, Alice Winocour
  • Commes Des Frères, Hugo Gélin
  • Louise Wimmer, Cyril Mennegun
  • Populaire, Régis Roinsard
  • Rengaine, Rachid Djaidani

Best Animation

  • Edmond Was A Donkey (Edmond Était Un Ane), Franck Dion
  • Ernest And Celestine, Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar, Stéphane Aubier
  • Kirikou And Men And Women (Kirikou Et Les Hommes Et Les Femmes), Michel Ocelot
  • Oh Willy, Emma de Swaef, Marc Roels
  • Zarafa, Rémi Bezancon, Jean-Christophe Lie

Best Documentary

  • Bovines Ou La Vraie Vie Des Vaches, Emmanuel Gras
  • Duch, Master Of The Forges Of Hell, (Duch, Le Maitre Des Forges De L’Enfer), Rithy Panh
  • The Invisibles (Les Invisibles), Sebastien Lifshitz
  • Journal De France, Claudine Nougaret, Raymond Depardon
  • Les Nouveaux Chiens De Garde, Gilles Balbestre, Yannick Kergoat

Best Original Music

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