Friday, February 26, 2016

WINNERS FROM THE 2016 CESAR AWARDS

"Fatima", Philippe Faucon’s drama on the life of North African writer and poet, Fatima Elayoubi, took the top prize at the 41st Annual César Awards which honors the best in French cinema. This year's Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar nominee, "Mustang" won four awards including Best First Film and Best Original Screenplay for director Deniz Gamze Ergüven. "Marguerite", the story of a socialite who dreams of being an opera singer but lacking the talent, also won four Césars including the Best Actress prize for Catherine Frot. This story is getting an English-language treatment with a film by Stephen Frears that stars Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant due in theaters later this year. And Michael Douglas was given a César d’honneur for lifetime achievement while the 2014 Best Picture Oscar winner, "Birdman" took the Best Foreign-Film award.

Here is the complete list of winners from the 2016 César Awards:

BEST FILM: "Fatima"
BEST DIRECTOR: Arnaud Desplechin, "My Golden Days"



BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Deniz Gamze Ergüven and Alice Winocour, "Mustang"
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Philippe Faucon, "Fatima"
BEST ACTOR: Vincent Lindon, "La Loi Du Marché"
BEST ACTRESS: Catherine Frot, "Marguerite"



BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Benoit Magimel, "La Tête Haute"
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Sidse Babett Knudsen, "L’Hermine"
BEST EDITING: Mathilde Van De Moortel, "Mustang"
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Christophe Offenstein, "Valley Of Love"



BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC: Warren Ellis, "Mustang"
BEST SET DECORATION: Martin Kurel, "Marguerite"
BEST COSTUMES: Pierre-Jean Larroque, "Marguerite"
BEST FIRST FILM: "Mustang"



BEST FOREIGN FILM: "Birdman"
BEST SHORT FILM: "La Contre Allée"
BEST DOCUMENTARY: "Tomorrow"
BEST ANIMATED FILM: "Le Petit Prince"



BEST ANIMATED SHORT: "Le Repas Dominical"
BEST SOUND: François Musy and Gabriel Hafner, "Marguerite"
BEST NEWCOMER (Male): Rod Paradot, "La Tête Haute"
BEST NEWCOMER (Female): Zita Hanrot, "Fatima"