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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 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 , 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
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Awards by year and category

* 1.1 1987 * 1.2 1988 * 1.3 1989 * 1.4 1990 * 1.5 1991 * 1.6 1992 * 1.7 1993 * 1.8 1994 * 1.9 1995 * 1.10 1996 * 1.11 1997 * 1.12 1998 * 1.13 1999 * 1.14 2000 * 1.15 2001 * 1.16 2002 * 1.17 2003 * 1.18 2004 * 1.19 2005 * 1.20 2006 * 1.21 2007 * 1.22 2008 * 1.23 2009 * 1.24 2010 * 1.25 2011 * 1.26 2016

* 2 References * 3 External links

AWARDS BY YEAR AND CATEGORY

1987

Jury presided by Jean-Louis Barrault . Awards hosted by François Périer .

* Best Actor - Philippe Clévenot , in Elvire Jouvet 40 * Best Supporting Actor - Pierre Arditi , in La Répétition ou l'Amour puni (The Rehearsal ) * Best Male Newcomer - Philippe Caubère , in Ariane ou l'Âge d'or * Best Actress - Suzanne Flon , in Léopold le bien aimé * Best Supporting Actress - Sabine Haudepin , in Kean * Best Female Newcomer - Ute Lemper
Ute Lemper
, in Cabaret * Best Show in an Independent theatre - Ariane ou l'Âge d'or, at the Théâtre des Arts / Théâtre Tristan-Bernard * Best Show in a National theatre - La Folle Journée ou le Mariage de Figaro ( The Marriage of Figaro ), at the Théâtre national de Chaillot * Best Musical - Cabaret , at the Théâtre du 8ème (Lyon) * Best Adaptation of a Foreign Play - Jean-Loup Dabadie , for Deux sur la balançoire (Two for the Seesaw ) * Best Playwright - Yasmina Reza , for Conversations après un enterrement (Conversations After a Burial) * Best Director - Jean-Pierre Vincent , for La Folle Journée ou le Mariage de Figaro ( The Marriage of Figaro ) * Best Costumes - Yannis Kokkos , for Madame de Sade
Madame de Sade
* Best Stage Design/Set - Yannis Kokkos , for L'Échange

1988

Jury presided by. Awards hosted by.

* Best Actor - Jacques Dufilho in Je ne suis pas Rappaport * Best Supporting Actor - Pierre Vaneck in Le Secret (The Secret) * Best Actress - Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
in Le Récit de la servante Zerline (Zerline's Tale) * Best Supporting Actress - Catherine Salviat in Dialogue des carmélites ( Dialogues of the Carmelites ) * Best Newcomer - Thierry Fortineau in Journal d'un curé de campagne ( Diary of a Country Priest
Diary of a Country Priest
) * Best Show in an Independent theatre - Ce que voit Fox (Fall) at the Théâtre La Bruyère * Best Show in a National theatre - Le Soulier de satin (The Satin Slipper ) at the Théâtre national de Chaillot * Best Musical - Les Petits Pas at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord

* Best Adaptation of a Foreign Play - Jean-Claude Grumberg for Mort d'un commis voyageur ( Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman
) * Best Playwright - Loleh Bellon for L'Éloignement * Best Director - Laurent Terzieff for Ce que voit Fox (Fall) * Best Costumes - Jacques Schmidt for Georges Dandin * Best Stage Design/Set - Ezio Frigerio for George Dandin

1989

Jury presided by. Awards hosted by.

* Best Actor - Gérard Desarthe in Hamlet
Hamlet
* Best Supporting Actor - Étienne Chicot in Une absence * Best Actress - María Casares in Hécube (Hecuba ) * Best Supporting Actress - Christine Murillo in La Mouette (The Seagull ) * Best Newcomer - Elisabeth Maccoco in Callas ( Master Class ) * Best Show in an Independent theatre - L\'Avare ( The Miser ) at the Théâtre du Marais * Best Show in a National theatre - Le Foyer at the Théâtre de la Plaine * Best Musical - Cats at the Théâtre de Paris
Théâtre de Paris
* Best Adaptation of a Foreign Play - Dominique Deschamps for Je ne suis pas Rappaport (I\'m Not Rappaport ) * Best Playwright - François Billetdoux for Réveille-toi Philadelphie ! * Best Director - Patrice Chéreau for Hamlet
Hamlet
* Best Costumes - Jacques Schmidt for Hamlet
Hamlet
* Best Stage Design/Set - Richard Peduzzi for Hamlet
Hamlet

1990

Jury presided by. Awards hosted by.

* Best Actor - Pierre Dux in Quelque part dans cette vie * Best Supporting Actor - Michel Robin in La Traversée de l'hiver (The Passage of Winter) * Best Actress - Denise Gence in Avant la retraite * Best Supporting Actress - Judith Magre in Greek * Best Newcomer - Redjep Mitrovitsa in Lorenzaccio * Best Show in an Independent theatre - Les Palmes de Monsieur Schutz at the Théâtre des Mathurins * Best Show in a National theatre - Greek at the Théâtre national de la Colline * Best Musical - Tempo at the Théâtre Fontaine * Best Adaptation of a Foreign Play - Michel Butel for Le Chemin solitaire * Best Playwright - Jean-Noël Fenwick for Les Palmes de Monsieur Schutz * Best Director - Gérard Caillaud for Les Palmes de Monsieur Schutz * Best Costumes - Patrice Cauchetier for La Mère coupable ou l'Autre Tartuffe * Best Stage Design/Set - Jacques Voizot for Les Palmes de Monsieur Schutz * Best Fringe Production - Yasmina Reza for La Traversée de l'hiver (The Passage of Winter)

1991

Jury presided by. Awards hosted by.

* Best Actor - Guy Tréjan in Heldenplatz * Best Supporting Actor - Jean-Paul Roussillon in Zone libre * Best Actress - Dominique Valadié in La Dame de chez Maxim (The Girl from Maxim's) * Best Supporting Actress - Catherine Arditi in A croquer... ou l'ivre de cuisine * Best Female Newcomer - Sophie Marceau
Sophie Marceau
in Eurydice * Best Show in an Independent theatre - Le Souper at the Théâtre Montparnasse * Best Show in a National theatre - La Tempête at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord * Best Musical - Christophe Colomb at the TLP Dejazet * Best Adaptation of a Foreign Play - Jean-Claude Carrière for La Tempête ( The Tempest ) * Best Playwright - Jean-Claude Grumberg for Zone libre * Best Director - Peter Brook
Peter Brook
for La Tempête ( The Tempest ) * Best Costumes - Dominique Borg for La Cerisaie (The Cherry Orchard ) * Best Stage Design/Set - Louis Bercut for Heldenplatz

1992

Jury presided by. Awards hosted by.

* Best Actor - Henri Virlogeux in L'Antichambre * Best Supporting Actor - Robert Hirsch in Le Misanthrope * Best Actress - Ludmila Mikaël in Célimène et le Cardinal * Best Supporting Actress - Danièle Lebrun in Le Misanthrope * Best Newcomer - Stéphane Freiss in C'était bien * Best Show in an Independent theatre - Cuisine et dépendances at the Théâtre La Bruyère * Best Show in a National theatre - Le Temps et la chambre at the Théâtre de l\'Odéon * Best Musical - Les Misérables at the Théâtre Mogador
Théâtre Mogador
* Best Adaptation of a Foreign Play - Jean Poiret for Sans rancune * Best Playwright - Agnès Jaoui
Agnès Jaoui
and Jean-Pierre Bacri
Jean-Pierre Bacri
for Cuisine et dépendances * Best Director - Stéphan Meldegg for Cuisine et dépendances * Best Costumes - Bernadette Villard for Célimène et le Cardinal * Best Stage Design/Set - Nicolas Sire for Célimène et le Cardinal

1993

Jury presided by. Awards hosted by.

* Best Actor - Michel Aumont in Macbett * Best Supporting Actor - Jean-Pierre Sentier in L'Eglise * Best Actress - Edwige Feuillère in Edwige Feuillère en scène * Best Supporting Actress - Françoise Bertin in Temps contre temps * Best Newcomer - Emmanuelle Laborit in Les Enfants du silence * Best Show in an Independent theatre - Temps contre temps at the Théâtre La Bruyère * Best Show in a National theatre - La Serva amorosa at the Comédie-Française
Comédie-Française
* Best Musical - Mortadella at the Théâtre Montparnasse
Théâtre Montparnasse
and La Cigale * Best Adaptation of a Foreign Play - Jean Dalric and Jacques Collard for Les Enfants du silence * Best Playwright - René de Obaldia for Monsieur Klebs et Rozalie * Best Director - Laurent Terzieff for Temps contre temps (Another Time) * Best Costumes - Nicole Galerne for Légende de la forêt viennoise * Best Stage Design/Set - Nicky Rieri for Légende de la forêt viennoise

1994

Jury presided by. Awards hosted by.

* Best Actor - Jean-Pierre Marielle in Le Retour ( The Homecoming
The Homecoming
) * Best Supporting Actor - Roland Blanche in La Résistible ascension d'Arturo Ui ( The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui ) * Best Actress - Tsilla Chelton
Tsilla Chelton
in Les Chaises ( The Chairs
The Chairs
) * Best Supporting Actress - Annick Alane in Tailleur pour dames * Best Newcomer - Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt (Playwrighter) for Le Visiteur (The Visitor) * Best Show in an Independent theatre - Le Visiteur (The Visitor) at the Théâtre de Paris
Théâtre de Paris
* Best Show in a National theatre - Comment va le monde, Môssieu ? Il tourne, Môssieu ! at the Théâtre national de la Colline * Best Musical - Le Quatuor at the Théâtre Dejazet * Best Adaptation of a Foreign Play - Attica Guedj and Stéphan Meldegg for L'Ampoule magique ( The Floating Light Bulb ) * Best Playwright - Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt for Le Libertin (The Libertine) * Best Director - Benno Besson for Quisaitout et Grobêta * Best Costumes - Jean-Marc Stehlé for Quisaitout et Grobêta * Best Stage Design/Set - Jean-Marc Stehlé for Quisaitout et Grobêta

1995

Jury presided by. Awards hosted by.

* Best Actor - Pierre Meyrand in Les Affaires sont les affaires ( Business is business ) * Best Supporting Actor - Darry Cowl in On purge bébé (Baby's Laxative) and Feu la mère de Madame (Madame's Late Mother) * Best Actress - Suzanne Flon in La Chambre d'amis * Best Supporting Actress - Catherine Frot in Un air de famille
Un air de famille
* Best Newcomer - Didier Bezace in La Femme changée en renard * Best Show in an Independent theatre - "Art" at the Comédie des Champs-Élysées * Best Show in a National theatre - Les Affaires sont les affaires ( Business is business ) at La Limmousine * Best Musical - Les Années Twist at the Folies Bergère * Best Adaptation of a Foreign Play - Jean-Claude Grumberg for Encore une histoire d'amour * Best Playwright - Yasmina Reza for "Art" * Best Director - Alain Françon for Pièces de guerre (The War Plays) * Best Costumes - Michel Dussarat for Chantecler * Best Stage Design/Set - Claude Plet for Les Affaires sont les affaires ( Business is business ) * Best Author - Yasmina Reza for "Art"

1996

Jury presided by. Awards hosted by.

* Best Actor - Didier Sandre in Un mari idéal ( An Ideal Husband ) * Best Supporting Actor - Jean-Paul Roussillon in Colombe (Mademoiselle Colombe) * Best Actress - Christiane Cohendy in Décadence * Best Supporting Actress - Sonia Vollereaux in Lapin, lapin * Best Newcomer - Nathalie Cerda in Piaf, je t'aime * Best Show in an Independent theatre - Monsieur Schpill et Monsieur Tippeton by La Compagnie Eroc * Best Show in a National theatre - Un mari idéal (An Ideal Husband ) at the Théâtre Antoine * Best Musical - Chimère by Théâtre Zingaro * Best Adaptation of a Foreign Play - Jean-Michel Déprats for L'Importance d'être Constant ( The Importance of Being Earnest
The Importance of Being Earnest
) * Best Playwright - Gilles Segal for Monsieur Schpill et Monsieur Tippeton * Best Director - Patrice Chéreau for Dans la solitude des champs de coton * Best Costumes - Christian Lacroix for Phèdre
Phèdre
* Best Stage Design/Set - Jacques Noël for Noël chez les Cupiello

1997

Jury presided by. Awards hosted by.

* Best Actor - Pierre Cassignard
Pierre Cassignard
in Les Jumeaux vénitiens (The Two Venetian Twins) * Best Supporting Actor - Robert Hirsch in En attendant Godot ( Waiting for Godot ) * Best Actress - Myriam Boyer
Myriam Boyer
in Qui a peur de Virginia Woolf? (Who\'s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? ) * Best Supporting Actress - Dominique Blanchar in Tout comme il faut * Best Newcomer - Sandrine Kiberlain
Sandrine Kiberlain
in Le Roman de Lulu * Best Show : New Play - Kinkali at the Théâtre national de la Colline * Best Show : Classical Play - Les Jumeaux vénitiens (The Two Venetian Twins) at the Théâtre de la Criée * Best Musical - Le Passe-muraille at the Théâtre Montansier
Théâtre Montansier
and at the Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens * Best Adaptation of a Foreign Play - Jean Piat for L'Affrontement * Best Playwright - Arnaud Bédouet for Kinkali * Best Director - Alain Sachs for Le Passe-muraille * Best Costumes - Dominique Borg for Le Libertin (The Libertine) * Best Stage Design/Set - Guy-Claude François for Le Passe-muraille (The Man Who Walked Through Walls) * Best Comedy - Accalmies passagères ( Communicating Doors ) by Alan Ayckbourn

1998

Jury presided by Dario Fo
Dario Fo
. Awards hosted by.

* Best Actor - Michel Bouquet
Michel Bouquet
in Les Côtelettes
Les Côtelettes
* Best Supporting Actor - Maurice Barrier in Douze hommes en colère (Twelve Angry Men ) * Best Male Newcomer - Nicolas Vaude in Château en Suède (Château in Sweden) and Michel Vuillermoz in André le Magnifique * Best Actress - Dominique Blanc in Une maison de poupée (A Doll\'s House ) * Best Supporting Actress - Geneviève Casile in Bel-Ami ( Bel Ami
Bel Ami
) * Best Female Newcomer - Isabelle Candelier in André le Magnifique * Best Show : new play - André le magnifique at the Théâtre Tristan-Bernard * Best Show : classical play - Les Fourberies de Scapin
Les Fourberies de Scapin
at the Comédie-Française
Comédie-Française
* Best Musical - Le Quatuor, il pleut des cordes at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal * Best Adaptation of a Foreign Play - Attica Guedj and Stéphan Meldegg for Pop-corn (Popcorn ) * Best Playwright - Isabelle Candelier , Loïc Houdre , Patrick Ligardes , Denis Podalydes and Michel Vuillermoz for André le magnifique * Best Director - Jean-Louis Benoît for Les Fourberies de Scapin
Les Fourberies de Scapin
* Best Costumes - Jean-Marc Stehlé for Le Roi cerf * Best Stage Design/Set - Jean-Marc Stehlé for Le Roi cerf

1999

Jury presided by Pierre Arditi . Awards hosted by.

* Best Actor - Robert Hirsch in Le Bel Air de Londres (London Assurance ) * Best Supporting Actor - Michel Aumont in Rêver peut-être * Best Male Newcomer - Denis Podalydes in Le Revizor (The Government Inspector ) * Best Actress - Isabelle Carré in Mademoiselle Else * Best Supporting Actress - Geneviève Fontanel in Délicate Balance * Best Female Newcomer - Marie-Christine Orry dans L'Atelier (The Workshop) * Best Show : New Play - Copenhague (Copenhagen ) by Michael Frayn at the Théâtre Montparnasse * Best Show : Classical Play - L'Atelier (The Workshop) at the Théâtre Hébertot * Best Musical - L'Ultima Récital at the Théâtre Mogador * Best one man show - Philippe Avron for Je suis un saumon * Best Comedy - Après la pluie at the Théâtre de Poche Montparnasse * Best Adaptation of a Foreign Play - Jean-Marie Besset for Copenhague (Copenhagen ) * Best Playwright - Jean-Claude Grumberg for L'Atelier (The Workshop) * Best Director - Gildas Bourdet for L'Atelier (The Workshop) * Best Costumes - Pascale Bordet for Mademoiselle Else * Best Stage Design/Set - Jean-Marc Stehlé for Rêver peut-être * Honorary Molière
Molière
: Vittorio Gassman and Arthur Miller

2000

Jury presided by Suzanne Flon . Awards hosted by.

* Best Actor - Michel Aumont in Un sujet de roman * Best Supporting Actor - Marcel Cuvelier in Mon père avait raison * Best Male Newcomer - Christian Hecq in La Main passe * Best Actress - Judith Magre in Shirley * Best Supporting Actress - Dominique Blanchar in Les Femmes savantes * Best Female Newcomer - Irina Brook for Résonnances * Best Show : New Play - Tambours sur la digue at the Théâtre du Soleil * Best Show : Classical Play - Le Révizor (The Government Inspector ) at the Comédie-Française
Comédie-Française
* Best Musical - Peines de coeur d'une chatte française at the MC 93 * Best Comical Play Mort accidentelle d'un anarchiste (Accidental Death of an Anarchist ) at the Théâtre La Bruyère * Best One Man Show - Arturo Brachetti for L'Homme aux mille visages (The Man With a Thousand Faces) * Best Adaptation of a Foreign Play - Valérie Tasca for Mort accidentelle d'un anarchiste ( Accidental Death of an Anarchist ) * Best Playwright - Dario Fo
Dario Fo
for Mort accidentelle d'un anarchiste ( Accidental Death of an Anarchist ) * Best Director - Ariane Mnouchkine for Tambours sur la digue * Best Costumes - Chloé Obolensky for Peines de coeur d'une chatte française * Best Stage Design/Set - Guy-Claude François for Tambours sur la digue * Honorary Molière
Molière
: Raymond Devos , Hubert Gignoux , Charles Trénet and the Théâtre de la Huchette
Théâtre de la Huchette

2001

Jury presided by Robert Hossein . Awards hosted by.

* Best Actor - Simon Abkarian
Simon Abkarian
in Une bête sur la lune (Beast on the Moon) * Best Supporting Actor - Georges Wilson in Une chatte sur un toit brûlant ( Cat on a Hot Tin Roof ) * Best Male Newcomer - Édouard Baer
Édouard Baer
in Cravate Club * Best Actress - Corinne Jaber in Une bête sur la lune (Beast on the Moon) * Best Supporting Actress - Annick Alane in Une chatte sur un toit brûlant ( Cat on a Hot Tin Roof ) * Best Female Newcomer - Barbara Schulz in Joyeuses Pâques * Best Show : New Play - : Les Directeurs at the Théâtre de Poche Montparnasse * Best Show : Classical Play - Une chatte sur un toit brûlant (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof ) * Best Musical - Chantons sous la pluie (Singin\' in the Rain ) at the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin
Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin
* Best Comedy - Ladies night at the Théâtre Rive Gauche * Best One-Man Show - Valérie Lemercier at the Folies Bergère * Best Adaptation of a Foreign Play - Daniel Loayza pour Une bête sur la lune (Beast on the Moon) * Best Playwright - Daniel Besse pour Les Directeurs * Best Director - Irina Brook pour Une bête sur la lune (Beast on the Moon) * Best Costume Design - Ezio Toffolutti pour Le Cercle de craie caucasien ( The Caucasian Chalk Circle ) * Best Stage Design/Set - Ezio Toffolutti pour Le Cercle de craie caucasien ( The Caucasian Chalk Circle ) * Best Lighting Design - André Diot for Le Cercle de craie caucasien ( The Caucasian Chalk Circle ) * Honorary Molière
Molière
- Madeleine Robinson

2002

Jury presided by Jean Piat . Awards hosted by.

* Best Actor - Jean-Paul Roussillon in Le Jardin des apparences * Best Supporting Actor - Maurice Chevit in Conversations avec mon père ( Conversations with my Father ) * Best Male Newcomer - Eric Elmosnino in Léonce et Léna * Best Actress - Annie Girardot in Madame Marguerite * Best Supporting Actress - Annie Gregorio in Théâtre sans animaux * Best Female Newcomer - Rachida Brakni
Rachida Brakni
in Ruy Blas * Best Show - New play - La Boutique au coin de la rue (The Shop Around the Corner ) at the Théâtre Montparnasse * Best Show - Classical play - Bent at the Théâtre de l\'Œuvre * Best Comedy - Théâtre sans animaux at the Théâtre Tristan-Bernard * Best One Man Show - Philippe Avron in Le Fantôme de Shakespeare * Best Musical - Frou-Frou les Bains at the Théâtre Daunou * Best Adaptation of a Foreign Play - Evelyne Fallot and Jean-Jacques Zilbermann for La Boutique au coin de la rue (The Shop Around the Corner ) * Best Playwright - Jean-Michel Ribes for Théâtre sans animaux * Best Director - Jean-Jacques Zilbermann for La Boutique au coin de la rue ( The Shop Around the Corner
The Shop Around the Corner
) * Best Costumes - Pascale Bordet for Le Dindon (Sauce for the Goose) * Best Lighting Design - Jacques Rouveyrollis pour La Boutique au coin de la rue ( The Shop Around the Corner
The Shop Around the Corner
) * Best Stage Design/Set - Stéfanie Jarre for La Boutique au coin de la rue ( The Shop Around the Corner
The Shop Around the Corner
) * Honorary Molière
Molière
- Annie Girardot , Simone Valère and Jean Desailly

2003

Jury presided by Jean Piat . Awards hosted by Jean Piat .

* Best Actor - Thierry Fortineau in Gros-Câlin * Best Supporting Actor - Michel Duchaussoy
Michel Duchaussoy
in Phèdre
Phèdre
* Best Male Newcomer - Marc Fayet in Un petit jeu sans conséquence * Best Actress - Danielle Darrieux in Oscar et la dame rose (Oscar and the Lady in Pink ) * Best Supporting Actress - Annie Sinigalia in Poste restante (A Song at Twilight ) * Best Female Newcomer - Valérie Karsenty in Un petit jeu sans conséquence * Best Show in an Independent theatre - Un petit jeu sans conséquence at the Théâtre La Bruyère * Best Show in a National theatre - Phèdre
Phèdre
at the Théâtre de l\'Odéon-Ateliers Berthier * Best French New Play - Un petit jeu sans conséquence at the Théâtre La Bruyère * Best Musical - Le Quatuor, sur la corde rêve * Best One Man Show - Shirley et Dino for Shirley ">

* ^ Art * ^ A B Seducer or Seduced? * ^ A B Alan Ayckbourn * ^ Carvajal, Doreen (2016-05-24). "‘Ça ira,’ a Birth-of-a-Nation Tale in France, Wins Molière
Molière
Award for Best Play". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331 . Retrieved 2017-04-30.

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* Official website (in French)

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