2013 César Awards Nominations Announced - 'Kirikou,' 'Zarafa,' 'Rengaine' Make The Cut
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2013 César Awards Nominations Announced - 'Kirikou,' 'Zarafa,' 'Rengaine' Make The Cut


No Omar Sy this year at the César Awards – the French equivalent to the Academy Awards here in the USA. You'll recall that Sy made history last year, becoming the first black man to not only be nominated for the Best Actor César, he also became the first black man to win the César award for Best Actor.

This was for his role in The Intouchables.

But noteworthy César Awards nominations for this year, announced this morning, include, in the Best Animated Film category, Kirikou Et Les Hommes Et Les Femmes, Michele Ocelot's latest film in his popular Kirikou franchise; and Rémi Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie's Zarafa – a beautifully hand-drawn work of animation about a 10-year-old named Maki and the orphaned giraffe, Zarafa, who go on an epic adventure from the Sudan, where Maki escapes from slave traders, to Alexandria, Marseille and Paris.

And also in the Best First Film category, France-based Algerian/Sudanese filmmaker Rachid Djaidani's Rengaine (Refrain) – a no-budget contemporary Romeo and Juliet story about conflicts that arise when a black Christian man and a Muslim Arab woman fall in love.

That's about it for Diaspora representation on the César Awards nominations list this year.

The César Awards will be handed out in Paris on February 22.

The full list of nominees, courtesy of Deadline, follows:

Best Picture

Farewell, My Queen


Camille Redouble

In The House

Rust & Bone

Holy Motors

What’s In A Name

Best Director

Benoît Jacquot, Farewell, My Queen

Michael Haneke, Amour

Noémie Lvovsky, Camille Redouble

François Ozon, In The House

Jacques Audiard, Rust & Bone

Leos Carax, Holy Motors

Stéphane Brizé, Quelques Heures De Printemps

Best Actress

Catherine Frot, Les Sauveurs Du Palais

Marion Cotillard, Rust & Bone

Noémie Lvovsky, Camille Redouble

Corinne Masiero, Louise Wimmer

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Léa Seydoux, Farewell, My Queen

Hélène Vincent, Quelques Heures De Printemps

Best Actor

Jean-Pierre Bacri, Cherchez Hortense

Patrick Bruel, What’s In A Name

Denis Lavant, Holy Motors

Vincent Lindon, Quelques Heures De Printemps

Fabrice Luchini, In The House

Jérémie Rénier, Cloclo

Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour

Best Supporting Actress

Valérie Benguigui, What’s In A Name

Judith Chemla, Camille Redouble

Isabelle Huppert, Amour

Yolande Moreau, Camille Redouble

Edith Scob, Holy Motors

Best Supporting Actor

Samir Guesmi, Camille Redouble

Michel Vuillermoz, Camille Redouble

Benoit Magimel, Cloclo

Claude Rich, Cherchez Hortense

Guillaume de Tonquedec, What’s In A Name

Newcomer (Female)

Alice de Lencquesaing, Au Galop

Lola Dewaere, Mince Alors!

Julia Faure, Camille Redouble

India Hair, Camille Redouble

Izia Higelin, Mauvaise Fille

Necomer (Male)

Félix Moati, Télé Gaucho

Kacey Mottet Klein, Sister

Pierre Niney, Comme Des Frères

Matthias Schoenaerts, Rust & Bone

Ernst Umhauer, In The House

Best Original Screenplay

Bruno Podalydès, Denis Podalydès, Adieu Berthe – L’Enterrement De Mémé

Michael Haneke, Amour

Noémie Lvovsky, Maud Ameline, Pierre-Olivier Mattei, Florence Seyvos, Camille Redouble

Leos Carax, Holy Motors

Florence Vignon, Stéphane Brizé, Quelques Heures De Printemps

Best Adapted Screenplay

Lucas Belvaux, 38 Witnesses

Gilles Taurand, Benoît Jacquot, Farewell, My Queen

François Ozon, In The House

Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain, Rust & Bone

Matthieu Delaporte, Alexandre de la Patellière, What’s In A Name

Best Costumes

Christian Gasc, Farewell, My Queen

Pascale Chavanne, Augustine

Madeline Fontaine, Camille Redouble

Mimi Lempicka, Cloclo

Charlotte David, Populaire

Best Art Direction

Katia Wyszkop, Farewell, My Queen

Jean-Vincent Puzos, Amour

Philippe Chiffre, Cloclo

Florian Sanson, Holy Motors

Sylvie Olivé, Populaire

Best Animated Film

Edmond Etait Un Ane, Franck Dion

Ernest Et Célestine, Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar, Stéphane Aubier

Kirikou Et Les Hommes Et Les Femmes, Michele Ocelot

Oh Willy, Emma De Swaef, Marc Roels

Zarafa, Rémi Besançon, Jean-Christophe Lie

Best First Film

Augustine, Alice Winocour

Comme Des Frères, Hugo Gélin

Louise Wimmer, Cyril Mennegun

Populaire, Régis Rosnard

Rengaine, Rachid Djaidani

Best Documentary

Bovines Ou La Vraie Vie Des Vaches, Emmanuel Gras

Duch, Le Maître Des Forges De L’Enfer, Rithy Panh

Les Invisibles, Sébastien Lifshitz

Journal De France, Claudine Nougaret, Raymond Depardon

Les Nouveaux Chiens De Garde, Gilles Balbastre, Yannick Kergoat

Best Original Score

Bruno Coulais, Farewell, My Queen

Gaëtan Roussel, Joseph Dahan, Camille Redouble

Philippe Rombi, In The House

Alexandre Desplat, Rust & Bone

Rob, Emmanuel D’Orlando, Populaire

Best Short Film

Ce N’est Pas Un Film De Cow-Boys, Benjamin Parent

Ce Qu’il Restera De Nous, Vincent Macaigne

Le Cri Du Homard, Nicolas Guiot

Les Meutes, Manuel Schapira

La Vie Parisienne, Viencent Dietschy

Best Cinematography

Romain Winding, Farewell, My Queen

Darius Khondji, Amour

Stéphane Fontaine, Rust & Bone

Caroline Champetier, Holy Motors

Guillaume Schiffman, Populaire

Best Editing

Luc Barnier, Farewell, My Queen

Monika Willi, Amour

Annette Dutertre, Michel Klochendler, Camille Redouble

Juliette Welfling, Rust & Bone

Nelly Quettier, Holy Motors

Best Sound

Brigitte Tallandier, Fançis Wargnier, Olivier Goinard, Farewell, My Queen

Guillaume Sciama, Nadine Muse, Jean-Pierre Laforce, Amour

Antoine Deflandre, Germaine Boulay, Eric Tisserand, Cloclo

Brigitte Tallandier, Pascal Villard, Jean-Paul Hurier, Rust & Bone

Erwan Kerzanet, Josefa Rodriguez, Emmanuel Croset, Holy Motors

Best Foreign Film



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