AMOUR Wins Nearly Every Major Award at French Version of Oscars, The Césars

Brian Clark, European Editor
On the eve of the Academy Awards, Michael Haneke's meditation on death, Amour, swept the César Awards in France, taking home best film, best director, best actor and actress and best original screenplay. That means that the film with the most nominations, Camille Rewinds, and the film with the most love here at Twitch, Holy Motors, both walked away with zero awards. Meanwhile, Argo took home the award for best foreign film and my favorite movie of last year, Ernest and Celestine won the award for best animated film. Here's the full list of awards:

Best Film: Amour by Michael Haneke

Best Director: Michael Haneke for Amour

Best Actress: Emmanuelle Riva in Amour

Best Actor: Jean-Louis Trintignant in Amour

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Valérie Benguigui in Le Prénom

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Guillaume de Tonquédec in Le Prénom

Best Breakthrough Actress: Izia Higelin in Mauvaise Fille

Best Breakthrough Actor: Matthias Schoenaerts in Rust and Bone

Best Foreign Film: Argo by Ben Affleck

Best First Film: Louise Wimmer by Cyril Mennegun

Best Documentary: Les Invisibles by Sébastien Lifshitz and Bruno Nahon

Best Animated Film: Ernest and Célestine by Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar et Stéphane Aubier

Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat for Rust and Bone

Best Short film: Le Cri du Homard by Nicolas Guiot and Fabrice Préel-Cléach

Best Set Decor: Katia Wyszkop for Farewell to the Queen

Best Costumes: Christian Gasc for Farewell to the Queen

Best Original Screenplay: Michael Haneke for Amour

Best Cinematography: Romain Winding for Farewell to the Queen

Best Adapted Screenplay: Jacques Audiard and Thomas Bidegain for Rust and Bone

Best Editing: Juliette Welfling for Rust and Bone

Best Sound: Antoine Deflandre, Germain Boulay et Eric Tisserand for Cloclo
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