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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. In cinema, it is the French equivalent of the Academy Award in the United States and the BAFTA Awards in the United Kingdom.

The award was created by Georges Cravenne , who was also the creator of the Molière Award
Molière Award
for theatre. The name of the award comes from the sculptor César Baldaccini (1921–1998) who created it.

The 42nd César Awards ceremony took place on 24 February 2017. Elle , directed by Paul Verhoeven , won the award for Best Film.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Voting process

* 3 Categories

* 3.1 Merit awards * 3.2 Special
Special
awards * 3.3 Retired awards

* 4 Ceremonies

* 5 Trivia

* 5.1 Films which received five or more César Awards * 5.2 Films which received 10 or more César Award
César Award
nominations * 5.3 Directors with two or more awards * 5.4 Actors with 7 or more nominations

* 5.5 "Big Five" winners and nominees

* 5.5.1 Winners * 5.5.2 Nominees

* 5.6 Most acting wins and nominations for a film

* 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links

HISTORY

In 1974, Georges Cravenne founded the Academy of Arts and Techniques of Cinema that was, from the outset, intended to reward the achievements and the most remarkable film artwork, to have a French equivalent to the American Oscars. The first César Awards – also known as the "Night of Caesar" – were held on 3 April 1976 under the chairmanship of Jean Gabin who watched the ceremony from the front row seated in a wheelchair a few months before his death. The name of the award comes from the sculptor César, designer of the trophy awarded to the winners in each category. It is also an homage to the Raimu , the great French actor and performer of Marseille trilogy of Marcel Pagnol , in which Raimu played the character of César. Josiane Balasko , Daniel Auteuil , Catherine Deneuve , and Karin Viard
Karin Viard
at the 2000 César Award
César Award
Ceremony

The César Awards replaced the Étoile de cristal (fr), which was awarded from 1955 to 1975. Other prizes had been awarded to French cinema in the past. From 1934 to 1986, the Grand prix du cinéma français (fr), established by film pioneer Louis Lumière , was given to one film a year. In the 1950s, the Victoire du cinéma français (fr) was awarded each June. Lacking popular enthusiasm compared to the Étoile de cristal, this award was discontinued after 1964.

At the inaugural César Awards, 13 awards were distributed. Today, there are 22 (in nine subcategories). Categories added in recent years include Most Promising Actor/Actress (Meilleur espoir), Best Documentary (Meilleur documentaire) and Best Animated Film (Meilleur film d'animation), while awards honoring the best film poster and best producer have been dropped, as they are now given at a sister ceremony, the Prix Daniel Toscan du Plantier (fr).

VOTING PROCESS

Voting for César Awards is conducted through two ballots by mail: the first to establish nominations per category (three to five, depending on the discipline), and the second to decide the winner.

Voters are professionals in the field, numbering about 4,000, divided into 12 colleges (actors, directors, writers, technicians, producers, distributors and international vendors, operators, agents artistic, technical industries, casting directors, press officers and members associates). The criteria for voting are: demonstrate a relatively consistent career in film and get a double sponsorship in the Académie des arts et techniques du cinéma. Nominees or winners of the previous editions are exempt from these formalities.

To aid voters, the Académie identifies each year films released in France
France
and provides a guide to the works and eligible professionals. A DVD set of French or primarily French productions produced during the year is sent in December with the catalog of films to the electors. After the nominations are revealed, at the end of January, special screenings of the nominated films are shown at the Le Balzac cinema in Paris, near the Champs-Élysées
Champs-Élysées
. Each year, a special lunch (Déjeuner des nommés aux César du cinéma (fr)) for nominees is held at the famous Fouquet\'s restaurant on the Champs-Élysées, a few weeks before the ceremony.

CATEGORIES

MERIT AWARDS

* Best Film * Best Director * Best Actor * Best Actress * Best Supporting Actor * Best Supporting Actress * Most Promising Actor * Most Promising Actress * Best Adaptation * Best Original Screenplay * Best First Feature Film

* Best Foreign Film * Best Animated Film (feature • short) * Best Documentary Film * Best Short Film * Best Cinematography * Best Costume Design * Best Editing * Best Music Written for a Film * Best Production Design * Best Sound

SPECIAL AWARDS

* Honorary Award * Prix Daniel Toscan du Plantier * Trophée César & Techniques * Médaille d’Or

RETIRED AWARDS

* Best Film from the European Union (2002–2004) * Best Poster (1986–1990) * Best Producer (1995–1996) * Best Writing (Adaptation or Original) (1976–2005) * Best French Language Film (1984–1986) * Best Documentary Short (1977–1991) * Best Fiction Short (1977–1991) * Best Animated Short (1977–1990)

CEREMONIES

EDITION DATE PRESIDENT(S) HOST(S) BEST FILM

1st César Awards 3 April 1976 Jean Gabin Pierre Tchernia
Pierre Tchernia
Le Vieux Fusil

2nd César Awards 19 February 1977 Lino Ventura Monsieur Klein
Monsieur Klein

3rd César Awards 4 February 1978 Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
Providence

4th César Awards 3 February 1979 Charles Vanel Pierre Tchernia
Pierre Tchernia
and Jean-Claude Brialy
Jean-Claude Brialy
L\'Argent des autres

5th César Awards 2 February 1980 Jean Marais
Jean Marais
Pierre Tchernia
Pierre Tchernia
and Peter Ustinov Tess

6th César Awards 31 January 1981 Yves Montand Pierre Tchernia
Pierre Tchernia
The Last Metro
The Last Metro

7th César Awards 27 February 1982 Orson Welles
Orson Welles
Jacques Martin and Pierre Tchernia
Pierre Tchernia
Quest for Fire

8th César Awards 26 February 1983 Catherine Deneuve Jean-Claude Brialy
Jean-Claude Brialy
La Balance
La Balance

9th César Awards 3 March 1984 Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly
Léon Zitrone
Léon Zitrone
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1 6th César Awards 9 March 1991 Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
Richard Bohringer Cyrano de Bergerac

1 7th César Awards 22 February 1992 Michèle Morgan Frédéric Mitterrand Tous les Matins du Monde

1 8th César Awards 8 March 1993 Marcello Mastroianni Savage Nights
Savage Nights

1 9th César Awards 26 February 1994 Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
Fabrice Luchini
Fabrice Luchini
and Clémentine Célarié Smoking / No Smoking

20th César Awards 25 February 1995 Alain Delon Jean-Claude Brialy
Jean-Claude Brialy
and Pierre Tchernia
Pierre Tchernia
Wild Reeds
Wild Reeds

2 1st César Awards 3 February 1996 Philippe Noiret Antoine de Caunes La Haine

2 2nd César Awards 8 February 1997 Annie Girardot Ridicule

2 3rd César Awards 28 February 1998 Juliette Binoche Same Old Song
Same Old Song

2 4th César Awards 6 March 1999 Isabelle Huppert The Dreamlife of Angels

25th César Awards 19 February 2000 Alain Delon Alain Chabat
Alain Chabat
Venus Beauty Institute

2 6th César Awards 24 February 2001 Daniel Auteuil Édouard Baer
Édouard Baer
The Taste of Others

2 7th César Awards 2 March 2002 Nathalie Baye
Nathalie Baye
Amélie
Amélie

2 8th César Awards 22 February 2003 — Géraldine Pailhas
Géraldine Pailhas
The Pianist

2 9th César Awards 21 February 2004 Fanny Ardant Gad Elmaleh
Gad Elmaleh
The Barbarian Invasions

30th César Awards 26 February 2005 Isabelle Adjani Games of Love and Chance

3 1st César Awards 25 February 2006 Carole Bouquet Valérie Lemercier
Valérie Lemercier
The Beat That My Heart Skipped
The Beat That My Heart Skipped

3 2nd César Awards 24 February 2007 Claude Brasseur Lady Chatterley

3 3rd César Awards 22 February 2008 Jean Rochefort Antoine de Caunes The Secret of the Grain

3 4th César Awards 27 February 2009 Charlotte Gainsbourg Séraphine

3 5th César Awards 27 February 2010 Marion Cotillard Valérie Lemercier
Valérie Lemercier
and Gad Elmaleh
Gad Elmaleh
A Prophet
A Prophet

3 6th César Awards 25 February 2011 Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
Antoine de Caunes Of Gods and Men

3 7th César Awards 24 February 2012 Guillaume Canet The Artist

3 8th César Awards 22 February 2013 Jamel Debbouze Amour

3 9th César Awards 28 February 2014 François Cluzet
François Cluzet
Cécile de France
France
Me, Myself and Mum

40th César Awards
40th César Awards
20 February 2015 Dany Boon Édouard Baer
Édouard Baer
Timbuktu

4 1st César Awards 26 February 2016 Claude Lelouch
Claude Lelouch
Florence Foresti Fatima

42nd César Awards 24 February 2017 — Jérôme Commandeur
Jérôme Commandeur
Elle

TRIVIA

FILMS WHICH RECEIVED FIVE OR MORE CéSAR AWARDS

FILM YEAR NOMS. WINS

Cyrano de Bergerac 1990 13 10

The Last Metro
The Last Metro
1980 12 10

A Prophet
A Prophet
2009 13 9

The Beat That My Heart Skipped
The Beat That My Heart Skipped
2005 10 8

All the World\'s Mornings 1991 11 7

Goodbye, Children 1987 9 7

The Pianist 2002 10 7

Providence 1977 8 7

Same Old Song
Same Old Song
1997 12 7

Séraphine 2008 9 7

Timbuktu 2015 8 7

The Artist 2012 10 6

Thérèse 1986 10 6

Lady Chatterley 2007 9 5

Queen Margot 1994 12 5

Camille Claudel 1988 12 5

Smoking/No Smoking
Smoking/No Smoking
1993 9 5

Too Beautiful For You 1989 11 5

A Very Long Engagement
A Very Long Engagement
2004 12 5

La Vie en Rose 2007 11 5

Amour 2013 10 5

Me, Myself and Mum 2014 10 5

FILMS WHICH RECEIVED 10 OR MORE CéSAR AWARD NOMINATIONS

FILM YEAR NOMS. WINS

Amélie
Amélie
2001 13 4

Cyrano de Bergerac 1990 13 10

Subway 1985 13 3

A Prophet
A Prophet
2009 13 9

Polisse
Polisse
2012 13 2

Camille redouble 2013 13 0

8 Women 2002 12 0

The Last Metro
The Last Metro
1980 12 10

Tchao Pantin 1984 12 5

Camille Claudel 1988 12 5

Queen Margot 1994 12 5

Ridicule 1996 12 4

Same Old Song
Same Old Song
1997 12 7

A Very Long Engagement
A Very Long Engagement
2004 12 5

The Minister 2012 12 3

All the World\'s Mornings 1991 11 7

Nelly and Mr. Arnaud 1995 11 2

A Secret 2007 11 1

À l\'origine 2009 11 1

Of Gods and Men 2010 11 3

Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train 1998 11 3

Too Beautiful for You 1989 11 5

La Vie en Rose 2007 11 5

Marguerite 2016 11 4

Elle 2017 11 2

Frantz 2017 11 1

My Golden Days 2016 11 1

Public Enemy Number One 2008 10 3

The Beat That My Heart Skipped
The Beat That My Heart Skipped
2005 10 8

Clean Up 1981 10 0

The Pianist 2002 10 7

Thérèse 1986 10 6

Welcome 2009 10 0

The Artist 2012 10 6

Farewell, My Queen 2013 10 3

Amour 2013 10 5

Me, Myself and Mum 2014 10 5

Saint Laurent 2015 10 1

DIRECTORS WITH TWO OR MORE AWARDS

DIRECTOR NOMS. WINS.

Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
4 4

Alain Resnais 8 2

Bertrand Tavernier
Bertrand Tavernier
7 2

Jacques Audiard 6 2

Jean-Jacques Annaud 4 2

Claude Sautet 4 2

Abdellatif Kechiche 3 2

ACTORS WITH 7 OR MORE NOMINATIONS

ACTOR/ACTRESS NOMS. WINS

Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
17 2

Isabelle Huppert 16 2

Catherine Deneuve 14 2

Daniel Auteuil 12 2

Nathalie Baye
Nathalie Baye
10 4

Catherine Frot
Catherine Frot
10 2

Karin Viard
Karin Viard
10 2

Fabrice Luchini
Fabrice Luchini
10 1

Miou-Miou 10 1

Dominique Blanc 9 4

Juliette Binoche 9 1

François Cluzet
François Cluzet
9 1

Isabelle Adjani 8 5

Emmanuelle Béart 8 1

Sandrine Kiberlain
Sandrine Kiberlain
8 1

Michel Serrault 8 3

André Dussollier
André Dussollier
7 3

Marion Cotillard 7 2

"BIG FIVE" WINNERS AND NOMINEES

Winners

* The Last Metro
The Last Metro
(1980)

* Best Film: The Last Metro
The Last Metro
* Best Director: François Truffaut
François Truffaut
* Best Actor: Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
* Best Actress: Catherine Deneuve * Best Writing: Suzanne Schiffman and François Truffaut
François Truffaut

* Amour (2013)

* Best Film: Amour * Best Director: Michael Haneke * Best Actor: Jean-Louis Trintignant * Best Actress: Emmanuelle Riva
Emmanuelle Riva
* Best Writing: Michael Haneke

Nominees

FOUR AWARDS WON

* Smoking/No Smoking
Smoking/No Smoking
(1993): Best Actress ( Sabine Azéma ) * Too Beautiful for You (1989): Best Actor ( Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
)

THREE AWARDS WON

* Cyrano de Bergerac (1990): best Actress ( Anne Brochet ) and Writing ( Jean-Claude Carrière and Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Jean-Paul Rappeneau
) * Same Old Song
Same Old Song
(1997): best Actress ( Sabine Azéma ) and Director ( Alain Resnais )

MOST ACTING WINS AND NOMINATIONS FOR A FILM

TOTAL WINS FILM ACTORS

7 1 Polisse
Polisse
Actress: Marina Foïs and Karin Viard
Karin Viard
Supporting Actor: Nicolas Duvauchelle , JoeyStarr and Frédéric Pierrot Supporting Actress: Karole Rocher Promising Actress Naidra Ayadi (won)

7 0 Camille redouble Actress: Noémie Lvovsky Supporting Actor: Samir Guesmi and Michel Vuillermoz Supporting Actress: Judith Chemla and Yolande Moreau Promising Actress Julia Faure and India Hair

5 3 Same Old Song
Same Old Song
Actor: André Dussollier
André Dussollier
(won) Actress: Sabine Azéma Supporting Actor: Jean-Pierre Bacri
Jean-Pierre Bacri
(won) Supporting Actress: Agnès Jaoui
Agnès Jaoui
(won) and Lambert Wilson
Lambert Wilson

4 3 Queen Margot Actress: Isabelle Adjani (won) Supporting Actor: Jean-Hugues Anglade
Jean-Hugues Anglade
(won) Supporting Actress: Dominique Blanc and Virna Lisi
Virna Lisi
(won)

4 2 The Last Metro
The Last Metro
Actor: Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(won) Actress: Catherine Deneuve (won) Supporting Actor: Heinz Bennent Supporting Actress: Andréa Ferréol

4 1 Elle Actress: Isabelle Huppert (won) Supporting Actor: Laurent Lafitte Supporting Actress: Anne Consigny Promising Actor: Jonas Bloquet

4 1 La Famille Bélier
La Famille Bélier
Actor: François Damiens Actress: Karin Viard
Karin Viard
Supporting Actor: Éric Elmosnino
Éric Elmosnino
Promising Actress: Louane Emera (won)

4 1 Too Beautiful for You Actor: Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
Actress: Josiane Balasko
Josiane Balasko
and Carole Bouquet (won) Supporting Actor: Roland Blanche

4 0 Amélie
Amélie
Actress: Audrey Tautou Supporting Actor: Jamel Debbouze and Rufus Supporting Actress: Isabelle Nanty

3 2 Amour Actor: Jean-Louis Trintignant (won) Actress: Emmanuelle Riva
Emmanuelle Riva
(won) Supporting Actress: Isabelle Huppert

3 2 What\'s in a Name Actor: Patrick Bruel Supporting Actor: Guillaume de Tonquédec (won) Supporting Actress: Valérie Benguigui (won)

3 1 Camille Claudel Actor: Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
Actress: Isabelle Adjani (won) Supporting Actor: Alain Cuny
Alain Cuny

3 1 Hippocrate Actor: Vincent Lacoste
Vincent Lacoste
Supporting Actor: Reda Kateb (won) Supporting Actress: Marianne Denicourt
Marianne Denicourt

3 1 La Vie en rose Actress: Marion Cotillard (won) Supporting actor: Pascal Greggory Supporting Actress: Sylvie Testud

3 1 Yves Saint Laurent Actor: Pierre Niney
Pierre Niney
(won) Supporting Actor: Guillaume Gallienne Supporting Actress: Charlotte Le Bon

3 1 It\'s Only the End of the World Actor: Gaspard Ulliel (won) Supporting Actor: Vincent Cassel Supporting Actress: Nathalie Baye
Nathalie Baye

3 0 Ridicule Actor: Charles Berling Supporting Actor: Bernard Giraudeau and Jean Rochefort

3 0 Saint Laurent Actor: Gaspard Ulliel Supporting Actor: Louis Garrel and Jérémie Renier

SEE ALSO

* Lumières Award * Louis Delluc Prize * Academy Awards * British Academy Film Awards

REFERENCES

* ^ "The César Ceremony", Académie des arts et techniques du cinéma * ^ "PALMARÈS 2017 - 42 ÈME CÉRÉMONIE DES CÉSAR". Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma . 24 February 2017. Retrieved 24 February 2017. * ^ "Dates, les lieux et les diffuseurs" (PDF). Académie des César. Retrieved 17 March 2015. * ^ "Présidences de Cérémonie" (PDF). Académie des César. Retrieved 17 March 2015. * ^ "Maîtres de Cérémonie" (PDF). Académie des César. Retrieved 17 March 2015.

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