Saturday, 21 February 2015


Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu swept the Cesar Awards tonight - it won seven awards, which is impressive as it is, and even more impressive when one considers its nomination haul: eight. Meanwhile, leading nominee Saint Laurent (the Bertrand Bonello one) won only Costume Design, which it was surely destined to win anyway. The internet buzz is flying for Kristen Stewart, as she makes good on her nomination for Clouds of Sils Maria - the first in 30 years for an American actress at the Cesars, which she's translated into the first win ever for an American actress here. Check out their nominees here, and their award winners below:

Best Film
Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako)

Best Director
Abderrahmane Sissako (Timbuktu)

Best Actor
Pierre Niney (Yves Saint Laurent)

Best Actress
Adele Haenel (Love at First Fight)

Best Supporting Actor
Reda Kateb (Hippocrates)

Best Supporting Actress
Kristen Stewart (Clouds of Sils Maria)

Best Original Screenplay
Abderrahmane Sissako and Kessen Tall (Timbuktu)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Cyril Gely and Volker Schlondorff (Diplomacy)

Best Cinematography
Sofian El Fani (Timbuktu)

Best Editing
Nadia Ben Rachid (Timbuktu)

Best Set Design
Thierry Flamand (Beauty and the Beast)

Best Costumes
Anais Romand (Saint Laurent)

Best Sound
Thierry Delor, Roman Dymny and Philippe Welsh (Timbuktu)

Best Score
Amine Bouhafa (Timbuktu)

Best Animated Film
Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants (Helene Giraud and Thomas Szabo)

Best Documentary
The Salt of the Earth (Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and Wim Wenders)

Best Foreign Film
Mommy (Xavier Dolan)

Best Debut Feature
Love at First Fight (Thomas Cailley and Pierre Guyard)

Best Newcomer (Female)
Louane Emera (The Belier Family)

Best Newcomer (Male)
Kevin Azais (Love at First Fight)

Best Short Film
La Femme de Rio (Emma Luchini and Nicolas Rey)

Best Animated Short
Les Petits Cailloux (Chloe Mazlo)