Thursday, March 3, 2016

César Awards 2016


The César Awards - the French equivalent of the Oscars - were presented last Friday night. In a surprise, Philippe Faucon’s Fatima won Best Picture, while Mustang took four categories. Veterans Catherine Frot and Vincent Lindon took top acting honors while Birdman was awarded Best Foreign Film. Michael Douglas was recognized for lifetime achievements, and delivered a stirring acceptance speech in French. More details HERE.





BEST FILM
Fatima, dir: Philippe Faucon

BEST ACTOR
Vincent Lindon, La Loi Du Marché

BEST DIRECTOR
Arnaud Desplechin, My Golden Days

BEST ACTRESS
Catherine Frot, Marguerite

BEST FOREIGN FILM
Birdman, dir: Alejandro G Inarritu

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Alice Winocour, Mustang

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Benoit Magimel, La Tête Haute

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC
Warren Ellis, Mustang

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Philippe Faucon, Fatima

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Sidse Babett Knudsen, L’Hermine

BEST SET DECORATION
Martin Kurel, Marguerite

BEST FIRST FILM
Mustang, dir: Deniz Gamze Erguven

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Tomorrow, dirs: Cyril Dion, Mélanie Laurent

BEST EDITING
Mathilde Van De Moortel, Mustang

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Christophe Offenstein, Valley Of Love

BEST SOUND
François Musy and Gabriel Hafner, Marguerite

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Le Petit Prince, dir: Mark Osborne

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Le Repas Dominical, dir: Céline Devaux

BEST NEWCOMER (MALE)
Rod Paradot, La Tête Haute

BEST COSTUMES
Pierre-Jean Larroque, Marguerite

BEST SHORT FILM
La Contre Allée, dir: Cécile Ducrocq

BEST NEWCOMER (FEMALE)
Zita Hanrot, Fatima