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22nd César Awards

22nd César Awards
Date8 February 1997
SiteThéâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, France
Hosted byAntoine de Caunes
Best FilmRidicule
Best ActorPhilippe Torreton
Best ActressFanny Ardant
Television coverage

The 22nd César Awards ceremony, presented by the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma, honoured the best French films of 1996 and took place on 8 February 1997 at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. The ceremony was chaired by Annie Girardot and hosted by Antoine de Caunes. Ridicule won the award for Best Film.

Winners and nominees

Patrice Leconte, Best Director winner
Bertrand Tavernier, Best Director winner
Fanny Ardant, Best Actress winner
Philippe Torreton, Best Actor winner
Catherine Frot, Best Supporting Actress winner
Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Best Supporting Actor winner


(Tie) Patrice Leconte – Ridicule & Bertrand Tavernier – Captain Conan

Philippe Torreton – Captain Conan

Fanny Ardant – Pédale douce

Jean-Pierre Darroussin – Family Resemblances

Catherine Frot – Family Resemblances

Mathieu Amalric – My Sex Life... or How I Got into an Argument

Laurence Côte – Thieves

Family Resemblances – Jean-Pierre Bacri, Cédric Klapisch and Agnès Jaoui

Will It Snow for Christmas?

Claude Nuridsany and Marie Pérennou – Microcosmos

Florence Ricard and Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte – Microcosmos

Philippe Barbeau, Bernard Leroux and Laurent Quaglio – Microcosmos

  • Michel Desrois and Gérard Lamps – Captain Conan
  • Jean Goudier, Dominique Hennequin and Paul Lainé  – Ridicule

Bruno Coulais – Microcosmos

Christian Gasc – Ridicule

Ivan Maussion – Ridicule

Madame Jacques on the Croisette

Breaking the Waves

Jacques Perrin

Charles Aznavour
Andie MacDowell

See also

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