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CÉSARS 2011

Of Gods and Men leads Césars nominations

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Of Gods and Men leads Césars nominations

With 11 nominations, Xavier Beauvois’s Of Gods and Men [+see also:
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dominates the list of nominees for the 2011 Césars, to be awarded on February 25.

Next in line are Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Writer [+see also:
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and Joann Sfar’s Je T’Aime, Moi Non Plus [+see also:
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with eight nominations each; Mathieu Amalric’s On Tour [+see also:
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(seven nominations); and Pascal Chaumeil’s Heartbreaker [+see also:
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(five nominations). These five features will vie for the Best Film César, alongside Michel Leclerc’s The Names of Love [+see also:
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(four nominations in total) and Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern’s Mammuth [+see also:
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(three nominations).

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There are also six nominations (mainly in the technical categories) for Bertrand Tavernier’s The Princess of Montpensier [+see also:
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, four for François Ozon’s Potiche [+see also:
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and three for Olivier Assayas’s Carlos [+see also:
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, Julie Bertuccelli’s The Tree [+see also:
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, Bertrand Blier’s The Clink Of Ice [+see also:
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and Géraldine Nakache and Hervé Mimran’s All That Glitters [+see also:
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.

Nominated 15 times before and crowned twice in 1981 and 1991, Gérard Depardieu (Mammuth) will compete for the 2011 Best Actor César against four thesps who have never won before: Romain Duris (Heartbreaker), Eric Elmosnino (Je T’Aime, Moi Non Plus), Jacques Gamblin (The Names of Love) and Lambert Wilson (Of Gods and Men).

Battling it out for Best Actress are two previous winners: Catherine Deneuve (Potiche) was crowned in 1981 and 1993, while Isabelle Carré (Romantics Anonymous [+see also:
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) won in 2003 before being nominated in 2004, 2006 and 2008. Other nominees are Sara Forestier (The Names of Love), Charlotte Gainsbourg (The Tree) and Kristin Scott Thomas (Her Name Was Sarah [+see also:
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), who was nominated but didn’t win in 2009 and 2010.

Finally, Olivier Masset-Depasse’s Belgian film Illegal [+see also:
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(LUX Prize 2010 competition) is among the contenders for the Best Foreign Film César.

The nominations in the main categories:

Best Film
Heartbreaker - Pascal Chaumeil
Of Gods and Men - Xavier Beauvois
Je T’Aime, Moi Non Plus - Joann Sfar
Mammuth - Benoît Delépine & Gustave Kervern
The Names of Love - Michel Leclerc
The Ghost Writer - Roman Polanski
On Tour - Mathieu Amalric

Best Actress
Isabelle Carré - Romantics Anonymous
Catherine Deneuve - Potiche
Sara Forestier - The Names of Love
Charlotte Gainsbourg - The Tree
Kristin Scott Thomas - Her Name Was Sarah

Best Actor
Gérard Depardieu - Mammuth
Romain Duris - Heartbreaker
Eric Elmosnino - Je T’Aime, Moi Non Plus
Jacques Gamblin - The Names of Love
Lambert Wilson - Of Gods and Men

Best Director
Mathieu Amalric - On Tour
Olivier Assayas - Carlos
Xavier Beauvois - Of Gods and Men
Bertrand Blier - The Clink of Ice
Roman Polanski - The Ghost Writer

Best Original Screenplay
Mathieu Amalric, Philippe Di Folco, Marcelo Novais Teles, Raphaëlle Valbrune - On Tour
Bertrand Blier - The Clink of Ice
Benoît Delépine & Gustave Kervern - Mammuth
Michel Leclerc - & Baya Kasmi - The Names of Love
Etienne Comar & Xavier Beauvois - Of Gods and Men

Best Adapted Screenplay
Julie Bertuccelli - The Tree
Jean Cosmos, François-Olivier Rousseau and Bertrand Tavernier - The Princess of Montpensier
Robert Harris & Roman Polanski - The Ghost Writer
Eric Lartigau & Laurent De Bartillat - The Big Picture [+see also:
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François Ozon - Potiche

Best Documentary Film
Benda Bilili ! [+see also:
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- Florent de la Tullaye & Renaud Barret
Cleveland Versus Wall Street [+see also:
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- Jean-Stéphane Bron
Into Our Own Hands - Marianne Otero
Oceans [+see also:
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- Jacques Perrin & Jacques Cluzaud
Yves Saint Laurent – Pierre Bergé, l’Amour Fou [+see also:
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- Pierre Thoretton

Best Debut Film
Heartbreaker - Pascal Chaumeil
Je T’Aime, Moi Non Plus - Joann Sfar
Lights Out [+see also:
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- Fabrice Gobert
Turk’s Head [+see also:
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- Pascal Elbé
All That Glitters - Géraldine Nakache & Hervé Mimran

Best Animated Film
Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds - Luc Besson
The Man in the Blue Gordini - Jean-Christophe Lie
The Illusionist [+see also:
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- Sylvain Chomet
Logoroma - H5 (François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy and Ludovic Houplain)
A Cat In Paris [+see also:
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- Jean-Louis Felicioli & Alain Gagnol

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Anne Alvaro - The Clink of Ice
Valérie Bonneton - Little White Lies [+see also:
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Laetitia Casta - Je T’Aime, Moi Non Plus
Julie Ferrier - Heartbreaker
Karin Viard - Potiche

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Niels Arestrup - The Big Picture
François Damiens - Heartbreaker
Gilles Lellouche - Little White Lies
Michael Lonsdale - Of Gods and Men
Olivier Rabourdin - Of Gods and Men

Best Female Newcomer
Leïla Bekhti - All That Glitters
Anaïs Demoustier - Living On Love Alone
Audrey Lamy - All That Glitters
Léa Seydoux - Dear Prudence [+see also:
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Yahima Torres - Black Venus [+see also:
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Best Male Newcomer
Arthur Dupont - Bus Palladium [+see also:
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Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet - The Princess of Montpensier
Pio Marmaï - Living On Love Alone
Raphaël Personnaz - The Princess of Montpensier
Edgar Ramírez - Carlos

Best Cinematography
Christophe Beaucarne - On Tour
Caroline Champetier - Of Gods and Men
Pawel Edelman - The Ghost Writer
Bruno de Keyser - The Princess of Montpensier
Guillaume Schiffman - Je T’Aime, Moi Non Plus

Best Editing
Luc Barnier - Carlos
Annette Dutertre - On Tour
Hervé de Luze - The Ghost Writer
Marie-Julie Maille - Of Gods and Men
Marilyne Monthieux - Je T’Aime , Moi Non Plus

Best Costume Design
Olivier Bériot - The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec [+see also:
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Pascaline Chavanne - Potiche
Alexia Crisp-Jones - On Tour
Marielle Robaut - Of Gods and Men
Caroline de Vivaise - The Princess of Montpensier

Best Production Design
Michel Barthélémy - Of Gods and Men
Guy-Claude François - The Princess of Montpensier
Albrecht Konrad - The Ghost Writer
Christian Marti - Je T’Aime, Moi Non Plus
Hughes Tissandier - The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec

Best Sound
Philippe Barbeau, Jérôme Wiciak, Florent Lavallée - Oceans
Jean-Marie Blondel, Thomas Desjonquères, Dean Humphreys - The Ghost Writer
Jean-Jacques Ferran, Vincent Guillon, Eric Bonnard - Of Gods and Men
Olivier Mauvezin, Séverin Favriau, Stéphane Thiébaut - On Tour
Daniel Sobrino, Jean Goudier, Cyril Holtz - Je T’Aime, Moi Non Plus

Best Original Score
Bruno Coulais - Oceans
Alexandre Desplat - The Ghost Writer
Grégoire Hetzel - The Tree
Delphine Mantoulet & Tony Gatlif - Freedom [+see also:
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Yarol Poupaud - Bus Palladium
Philippe Sarde - The Princess of Montpensier

Best Short Film
Logoroma - H5 (François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy and Ludovic Houplain)
The Little Tailor - Louis Garrel
Saint Louis Blues - Dyana Gaye
A Whore and a Chick - Clément Michel

Best Foreign Film
Heartbeats - Xavier Dolan
Bright Star [+see also:
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- Jane Campion
The Secret In Their Eyes [+see also:
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- Juan José Campanella
Illegal - Olivier Masset-Depasse
Inception - Christopher Nolan
Invictus - Clint Eastwood
The Social Network - David Fincher

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(Translated from French)

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