Lady Chatterley Triumphs At The Cesars
Lady Chatterley led the field at last night's (24FEB07) Cesar's - France's Academy Awards equivalent - dominating the evening with a five-awards haul.
The French film took the top Best Film gong, with Marina Hands named Best Actress for her part in the big-screen adaptation of D.H. LAWRENCE's classic novel. It also picked up awards for Best Adaptation, Best Costumes and Best Cinematography.
NE LE DIS A PERSONNE (DON'T TELL ANYONE) scooped two awards at the ceremony in Paris' Theatre du Chatelet; FRANCOIS CLUZET for Best Actor and GUILLAME CANET for Best Director.
INDIGENES (DAYS OF GLORY), which garnered nine nominations, was the surprise flop of the evening, landing only one award for Best Original Screenplay.
Oscar-tipped LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE won Best Foreign Film.
Spanish director Pedro Almodovar and actress Hilary Swank were on hand to give out the awards at the star-studded event, with British star Jude Law awarded an honorary Cesar for his achievement in film.
The full list of winners is:
Best Actor - FRANCOIS CLUZET, NE LE DIS A PERSONNE (DON'T TELL ANYONE)
Best Actress - MARINA HANDS, LADY CHATTERLEY
Best Supporting Actor - Kad Merad, JE VAIS BIEN, NE T'EN FAIS PAS
(DON'T WORRY I'M FINE)
Best Supporting Actress - Valerie Lemercier, FAUTEUILS D'ORCHESTRE (AVENUE MONTAIGNE)
Best Male Newcomer - Malik Zidi, LES AMITIES MALEFIQUES
Best Female Newcomer - Melanie Laurent, JE VAIS BIEN, NE T'EN FAIS PAS
Best Director - Guillaume Canet, NE LE DIS A PERSONNE
Best French Film - LADY CHATTERLEY (PASCALE FERRAN)
Best Debut - YOU ARE SO HANDSOME (ISABELLE MERGAULT)
Best Documentary - BEING JACQUES CHIRAC (KARL ZERO/MICHEL ROYER)
Best Original Screenplay - INDIGENES (DAYS OF GLORY) OLIVIER LORELLE/Rachid Bouchareb
Best Adaptation - LADY CHATTERLEY (PASCALE FERRAN/Roger Bohbot/Pierre Trividic)
Best Music Written For A Film - NE LE DIS A PERSONNE (M - MATHIEU CHEDID)
Best Short Film - FAIS DE BEAUX REVES (Marilyne Canto)
Best Cinematography - LADY CHATTERLEY (JULIEN HIRSCH)
Best Set Design - OSS 117 - CAIRO, NEST OF SPIES (MAAMAR ECH SHEIK)
Best Sound: THE SINGER (FRANCOIS MUSY/GABRIEL HAFNER)
Best Editing - NE LE DIS A PERSONNE (HERVE DE LUZE)
Best Costumes - LADY CHATTERLEY (MARIE-CLAUDE ALTOT)
Best Foreign Film - LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (JONATHAN DAYTON, VALERIE FARIS)