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César Awards
The CéSAR AWARD is the national film award of France
France
. It is delivered in the Nuit des César ceremony and was first awarded in 1976. The nominations are selected by the members of twelve categories of filmmaking professionals and supported by the French Ministry of Culture . The nationally televised award ceremony is held in the Théâtre du Châtelet
Théâtre du Châtelet
in Paris each year in February. It is an initiative from the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma which was founded in 1975. The César Award
César Award
is considered the highest film honor in France, the French film industry's equivalent to the Molière Award
Molière Award
for theatre, and the Victoires de la Musique for music
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Sculpture
SCULPTURE is the branch of the visual arts that operates in three dimensions . It is one of the plastic arts . Durable sculptural processes originally used carving (the removal of material) and modelling (the addition of material, as clay), in stone , metal , ceramics , wood and other materials but, since Modernism
Modernism
, there has been an almost complete freedom of materials and process. A wide variety of materials may be worked by removal such as carving, assembled by welding or modelling, or molded , or cast . Sculpture
Sculpture
in stone survives far better than works of art in perishable materials, and often represents the majority of the surviving works (other than pottery) from ancient cultures, though conversely traditions of sculpture in wood may have vanished almost entirely. However, most ancient sculpture was brightly painted, and this has been lost
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BAFTA Awards
The BRITISH ACADEMY FILM AWARDS or BAFTA FILM AWARDS are presented in an annual award show hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) to honour the best British and international contributions to film. Between 2008 and 2016, the ceremony was held in central London
London
at the Royal Opera House
Royal Opera House
, having taken over from the flagship Odeon cinema in Leicester Square
Leicester Square
. The 70th British Academy Film Awards were held on 12 February 2017 at the Royal Albert Hall
Royal Albert Hall
in London
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Academy Award
Spotlight BEST PICTUREMoonlight The ACADEMY AWARDS, now known officially as THE OSCARS, is a set of twenty-four awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", which has become commonly known by its nickname "Oscar". The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel , are overseen by AMPAS. The awards ceremony was first broadcast on radio in 1930 and televised for the first time in 1953. It is now seen live in more than 200 countries and can be streamed live online. The Academy Awards ceremony is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony
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César Baldaccini
CéSAR BALDACCINI (1 January 1921 – 6 December 1998), better known simply as CéSAR, was a noted French sculptor . César was at the forefront of the Nouveau Réalisme movement with his radical compressions (compacted automobiles, discarded metal, or rubbish), expansions (polyurethane foam sculptures), and fantastic representations of animals and insects. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 His works on display * 3 Sources * 4 References * 5 External links BIOGRAPHYHe was a French sculptor, born in 1921 of Italian parents from Tuscany
Tuscany
in the working-class neighbourhood of la Belle-de-Mai in Marseilles
Marseilles
. His father was a cooper and bar owner. His full name was César Baldaccini, but he is usually known simply as César. After studying at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Marseilles
Marseilles
(1935-9) he went on to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris
Paris
(1943-8)
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Paul Verhoeven
PAUL VERHOEVEN (Dutch: ; born 18 July 1938) is a Dutch film director, film producer, television director, television producer, and screenwriter. Verhoeven is active in both the Netherlands
Netherlands
and Hollywood
Hollywood
. Explicit violent and/or sexual content and social satire are trademarks of both his drama and science fiction films . He is best known for directing the films RoboCop
RoboCop
(1987), Total Recall (1990), Basic Instinct
Basic Instinct
(1992), Showgirls (1995), Starship Troopers (1997), and Elle (2016). Verhoeven's film Turkish Delight (1973) received the award for Best Dutch Film of the Century at the Netherlands
Netherlands
Film Festival . His films altogether received a total of nine Academy Award
Academy Award
nominations, mainly for editing and effects
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Champs-Élysées
The AVENUE DES CHAMPS-ÉLYSéES (French pronunciation: ( listen )) is an avenue in the 8th arrondissement of Paris , 1.9 kilometres (1.2 mi) long and 70 metres (230 ft) wide, running between the Place de la Concorde and the Place Charles de Gaulle , where the Arc de Triomphe is located. It is known for its theatres, cafés, and luxury shops, for the annual Bastille Day military parade , and as the finish of the Tour de France cycle race. The name is French for the Elysian Fields , the paradise for dead heroes in Greek mythology . It is one of the most famous streets in the world
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Marcel Pagnol
MARCEL PAGNOL (French: ; 28 February 1895 – 18 April 1974) was a French novelist , playwright , and filmmaker . Regarded as an auteur , in 1946, he became the first filmmaker elected to the Académie française . Although his work is less fashionable than it once was, Pagnol is still generally regarded as one of France's greatest 20th-century writers and is notable for the fact that he excelled in almost every medium—memoir, novel, drama and film
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Raimu
RAIMU was the stage name for the French actor JULES AUGUSTE MURAIRE (18 December 1883 – 20 September 1946). He is most famous for playing César in the Marseilles trilogy (Marius , Fanny and César ). LIFE AND CAREERBorn in Toulon
Toulon
in the Var département, he made his stage debut there in 1899. After coming to the attention of the then great music hall star Félix Mayol who was also from Toulon, in 1908 he was given a chance to work as a secondary act in the Paris theater scene. Primarily a comedian, in 1916 writer/director Sacha Guitry
Sacha Guitry
gave him significant parts in productions at the Folies Bergère
Folies Bergère
and other major venues. In addition to his appearances on stage, Raimu
Raimu
also developed a successful career in films sometimes under the name Jules Raimu
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Victoires De La Musique
VICTOIRES DE LA MUSIQUE is an annual French award ceremony where the VICTOIRE accolade is delivered by the French Ministry of Culture to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry that recognizes the best musical artists of the year. The classical and jazz versions are the Victoires de la musique classique and Victoires du Jazz. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, some of the awards of more popular interest are presented in a widely viewed televised ceremony. The awards are the French equivalent to the Grammy Awards
Grammy Awards
and the Brit Awards for music, and it is one of the major awards in France, along with Nuits des Molières for stage performances, and the César Award
César Award
for motion pictures
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Louis Lumière
AUGUSTE MARIE LOUIS NICOLAS (19 October 1862, Besançon
Besançon
, France – 10 April 1954, Lyon
Lyon
) and LOUIS JEAN (5 October 1864, Besançon , France
France
– 6 June 1948, Bandol
Bandol
), were among the first filmmakers in history. They patented an improved cinematograph , which in contrast to Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison
's "peepshow" kinetoscope allowed simultaneous viewing by multiple parties
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French Ministry Of Culture
The MINISTRY OF CULTURE (French : MINISTèRE DE LA CULTURE) is, in the Government of France
France
, in charge of national museums and monuments; promoting and protecting the arts (visual, plastic, theatrical, musical, dance, architectural, literary, televisual and cinematographic) in France
France
and abroad; and managing the national archives and regional "maisons de culture" (culture centres). The Ministry of Culture is also charged with maintaining the French identity. Its head office is in the Palais Royal
Palais Royal
in the 1st arrondissement of Paris
Paris
. It is headed by the MINISTER OF CULTURE, a cabinet member
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France
FRANCE (French: ), officially the FRENCH REPUBLIC (French: République française, pronounced ), is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France
France
in western Europe
Europe
, as well as several overseas regions and territories . The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
to the English Channel
English Channel
and the North Sea
North Sea
, and from the Rhine
Rhine
to the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America
South America
and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans
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Molière Award
The MOLIèRE AWARD recognizes achievement in live French theatre and is the national theatre award of France
France
. The awards are presented and decided by the Association professionnelle et artistique du théâtre (APAT) and supported by the French Ministry of Culture
French Ministry of Culture
at an annual ceremony, called the NUIT DES MOLIèRES ("Night of the Molières") in Paris. The awards are given for French productions and performances. The Molière
Molière
Awards are considered the highest French theatre honor, the equivalent to the American Tony Award
Tony Award
, the British Olivier Award and the Spanish Premios Max . The award was created by Georges Cravenne , who was also the creator of the César Award for cinema. The name of the award is an homage to the seventeenth-century French dramatist Molière
Molière

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Théâtre Du Châtelet
The THéâTRE DU CHâTELET (French pronunciation: ​ ) is a theatre and opera house , located in the place du Châtelet in the 1st arrondissement of Paris
Paris
, France
France
. One of two theatres (the other being the Théâtre de la Ville ) built on the site of a châtelet, a small castle or fortress, it was designed by Gabriel Davioud at the request of Baron Haussmann between 1860 and 1862. Originally built with 3,000 seats, it was named the Théâtre Impérial du Châtelet, but has undergone remodeling and name changes over the years. Currently it seats 2,500 people. CONTENTS * 1 Origins * 2 Recent history * 3 References * 4 External links ORIGINS The theatre ca. 1875 The theatre is one of two apparent twins constructed along the quays of the Seine
Seine
, facing each other across the open Place du Châtelet and its ornate fountain
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French Cinema
CINEMA OF FRANCE refers to the film industry based in France
France
. The French cinema comprises the art of film and creative movies made within the nation of France
France
or by French filmmakers abroad. France
France
is the birthplace of cinema and was responsible for many of its significant contributions to the art form and the film-making process itself. Several important cinematic movements, including the Nouvelle Vague , began in the country. It is noted for having a particularly strong film industry, due in part to protections afforded by the French government . Apart from its strong and innovative film tradition, France
France
has also been a gathering spot for artists from across Europe
Europe
and the world. For this reason, French cinema is sometimes intertwined with the cinema of foreign nations
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