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40th César Awards

40th César Awards
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The official César Award poster features French actress Fanny Ardant, in the 1983 film Vivement dimanche !
Date 20 February 2015
Site Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, France
Hosted by Édouard Baer
Highlights
Best Film Timbuktu
Best Actor Pierre Niney
Best Actress Adèle Haenel
Most awards Timbuktu (7)
Most nominations Saint Laurent (10)
Television coverage
Network Canal+

The 40th César Awards ceremony, presented by the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma, honoured the best films of 2014 in France and took place on 20 February 2015 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. The ceremony was chaired by actor-director Dany Boon, with actor Édouard Baer acting as master of ceremonies for the second time.[1][2]

The nominations were announced on 28 January 2015 by Édouard Baer and Academy President Alain Terzian. Saint Laurent received the most nominations with ten, followed by Love at First Fight with nine nominations.[3][4][5]

In related events, the Médaille d’Or was awarded for the first time at a ceremony held at Monnaie de Paris on 19 January 2015. Luc Besson was honoured by the Academy for his outstanding artistic and entrepreneurial contribution to the French cinema for the past 3 decades.[6][7] On 16 February 2015, in a ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Sylvie Pialat, who produced Timbuktu via Les Films du Worso, was awarded the Prix Daniel Toscan du Plantier for producer of the year for the second consecutive year.[8]

Timbuktu won seven awards including Best Film and Best Director for Abderrahmane Sissako. Other winners included Love at First Fight with three awards, and Yves Saint Laurent, Hippocrate, Clouds of Sils Maria, La Famille Bélier, Diplomacy, Saint Laurent, Beauty and the Beast, The Salt of the Earth, Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants, Les Petits Cailloux, La Femme de Rio and Mommy with one.[9][10]

Winners and nominees

Dany Boon, President of the ceremony.
Édouard Baer hosted the ceremony.
Abderrahmane Sissako, director and writer of Timbuktu, won the César Awards for Best Film, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

Timbuktu

Abderrahmane Sissako – Timbuktu

Pierre Niney – Yves Saint Laurent as Yves Saint Laurent

Adèle Haenel – Love at First Fight as Madeleine

Reda Kateb – Hippocrate as Abdel Rezzak

Kristen Stewart – Clouds of Sils Maria as Valentine

Kévin Azaïs – Love at First Fight as Arnaud Labrède

Louane Emera – La Famille Bélier as Paula Bélier

Timbuktu – Abderrahmane Sissako, Kessen Tall

Diplomacy – Cyril Gely, Volker Schlöndorff

Love at First Fight

Sofian El Fani – Timbuktu

Nadia Ben Rachid – Timbuktu

Philippe Welsh, Roman Dymny and Thierry Delor – Timbuktu

  • Pierre André and Daniel Sobrino – Girlhood
  • Jean-Jacques Ferran, Nicolas Moreau and Jean-Pierre Laforce – Bird People
  • Jean-Luc Audy, Guillaume Bouchateau and Niels Barletta – Love at First Fight
  • Nicolas Cantin, Nicolas Moreau and Jean-Pierre Laforce – Saint Laurent

Amine Bouhafa – Timbuktu

Anaïs Romand – Saint Laurent

Thierry Flamand – Beauty and the Beast

The Salt of the Earth

Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants

Les Petits Cailloux

  • Bang Bang!
  • La Bûche de Noël
  • Anatole's Little Saucepan

La Femme de Rio

  • Aïssa
  • Inupiluk
  • The Days Before
  • My Sense of Modesty
  • La Virée à Paname

Mommy

Sean Penn

Prix Daniel Toscan du Plantier

Sylvie Pialat

Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma – Médaille d’Or

Luc Besson

Films with multiple nominations and awards

Presenters

Kristen Stewart (left), Best Supporting Actress winner, and Juliette Binoche, Best Actress nominee, presented the award for Best Actor.
Guillaume Gallienne presented the award for Best Actress.

The following individuals, listed in order of appearance, presented awards at the ceremony.

Name(s) Role
Cécile de France and Cédric Klapisch Presenters of the award for Most Promising Actress
Alex Lutz and Stéphane De Groodt Presenters of the awards for Best Cinematography and Best Sound
Zabou Breitman and Pierre Deladonchamps Presenters of the award for Best First Feature Film
Leïla Bekhti and Géraldine Nakache Presenters of the award for Best Supporting Actor
Cécile Cassel and Étienne Daho Presenters of the award for Best Music Written for a Film
Laura Smet and Joann Sfar Presenters of the awards for Best Animated Feature Film & Best Animated Short Film
Julie Gayet and Denis Podalydès Presenters of the award for Most Promising Actor
Marilou Berry and Jean-Paul Gaultier Presenters of the award for Best Costume Design
Pascal Elbé Presenter of the award for Best Original Screenplay
Franck Gastambide and Léa Drucker Presenters of the awards for Best Production Design and Best Editing
Charlotte Le Bon and Jalil Lespert Presenters of the award for Best Documentary Film
Marion Cotillard Presenter of the Honorary César
Sabrina Ouazani and Félix Moati Presenters of the award for Best Short Film
Céline Sallette and Joey Starr Presenters of the award for Best Supporting Actress
Nathalie Baye and Guillaume Canet Presenters of the award for Best Director
Emilie Dequenne and Lambert Wilson Presenters of the award for Best Foreign Film
Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart Presenters of the award for Best Actor
Sylvie Testud and Abd al Malik Presenters of the award for Best Adaptation
Guillaume Gallienne Presenter of the award for Best Actress
Dany Boon Presenter of the award for Best Film

Viewers

The show was followed by 2.3 millions of viewers. This corresponds to 13.6% of the audience.[11]

See also

References

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