37th Cesar ceremony: “The Artist” was untouchable

With six trophies, “The Artist” emerged as the winner of the 37th Cesar ceremony, led by Franco-Argentinian actress Bérénice Béjo. Omar Sy is crowned best actor for “Intouchables”.

The 37th Caesar ceremony was first that of “The Artist” who pocketed six Caesars. “It’s a film that starts from very, very low and that nobody wanted at the start and we are very high today, it makes a very beautiful story, it’s very moving”, declared Michel Hazanavicius, the director. of “The Artist”, surrounded by the entire film crew. Among the major awards, only the César for best actor escaped Jean Dujardin to go to Omar Sy. Jean Dujardin who hopes to experience a happier ending tomorrow night in Los Angeles, where he is among the five finalists for the Oscar for best actor.

Omar Sy, best actor

Very moved, Omar Sy, 34, won the César for best actor for his role in “The Intouchables”. The kid from Trappes, who started alongside Jamel Debbouze in 1994, leaves with a magnificent trophy. Before expressing his joy by jumping like a child, the acolyte of Fred Testot in the after-sales service of the emissions played with his big smile and declared: “François (note: Cluzet) is not there, I think hard of him , he’s “a great someone” as my father says, a great class, a great generosity ”. He also greeted his “buddy Fredo”. Although nominated in 9 categories, the comedy “Intouchables” obtained only one award, the jury preferring to award a shower of Caesars to this silent cinematographic UFO, in black and white. “The Artist” should continue his triumphal march for the Oscars where he is nominated ten times, a record for a French film

At the mercy of a very funny and sometimes very moving ceremony (the tribute to Annie Girardot, followed in a leaden silence in the rows of the Théâtre du Chatelet), the 37th César ceremony, masterfully directed by Antoine de Caunes , celebrated an exceptional 2011 vintage for the French 7th art, which will be remembered for its creativity and its public and critical success.

The complete list:

Best film : The Artist by Michel Hazanavicius

Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist

Best Actress: Bérénice Bejo for The Artist

Best actor: Omar Sy for Intouchables

Best Supporting Actress: Carmen Maura for The Women of the 6th Floor

Best Supporting Actor: Michel Blanc for The exercise of the State

Most promising Actress: Naidra Ayadi for Polisse and Clotilde Hesme for Angèle and Tony

Best Male Newcomer: Grégory Gadebois for Angèle and Tony

Best Original Screenplay: Pierre Schoeller for The Exercise of the State

Best adaptation: Yasmina Reza and Roman Polanski for Carnage

Best Original Music: Ludovic Bource for The Artist

Best Short Film: Olivier Treiner’s tuner

Best Animated Feature: Le Chat du Rabbi by Joann Sfar, Antoine Delesvaux

Best Documentary Film: All at Larzac by Christian Rouaud

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