César 2023: Louis Garrell’s Innocent leads with eleven nominations, the night of the 12th follows at 10

Louis Garrell’s romantic comedy, The Innocent, dominates the 2023 César Awards with eleven nominations, followed by the crime thriller Night of the 12th, one of the top French box office winners of 2022.

The innocent by Louis Garrel e On the night of the 12th by Dominik Moll lead the nominations to the Cesar 2023the French equivalent of the Oscars.

Nominated for 11 Cesar, The Innocent is a heist romantic comedy starring Louis Garrel himself, Roschdy Zem and Noemie Merlant presented in competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2022.

Follows with 10 nominations The night of the 12th, a procedural thriller by Dominik Moll starring Bastien Bouillon and Bouli Lanners in the role of two policemen trying to solve a gruesome murder.

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The night of the 12th: a sequence

Other major contenders for the Cesars include Cedric Klapisch’s Life is a Dance, about a dancer who, after a serious accident, seeks a future in contemporary dance, Albert Serra’s Pacifiction, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi’s Forever Young – Les Amandiers and Saint Omer by Alice Diop.

Juliette Binoche is in the running for Best Actress for her role in Between Two Worlds by Emmanuel Carrère, alongside Fanny Ardant for The Young Lovers by Carine Tardieu, Laure Calamy for Full Time, Virginie Efira for Revoir Paris by Alice Winocour and Adele Exarchopoulos for Rien à Foutre by Emmanuel Marre and Julie Lecoustre. Missing among them is Elsa Zilberstein for her portrayal in Simone: A Journey of the Century, a biopic about Simone Veil, an Auschwitz survivor who became France’s health minister and supported the 1975 law legalizing abortion in France.

In the Best Actor category, Jean Dujardin, the Academy Award-winning actor of The Artist, is nominated for his role as a dedicated cop investigating the November 2015 Paris attacks in November. He will face Garrel with The Innocent, Vincent Macaigne with Emmanuel Mouret’s Affair, Benoit Magimel with Pacifiction and Denis Menochet with Francois Ozon’s Peter von Kant.

Interestingly, Claire Denis, a major player in 2022 for the Silver Bear won in Berlin with Both Sides of the Blade and the Grand Prix in Cannes with Stars at Noon (shared with Close by Lukas Dhont) has not received any one application. In fact, the category of best directors is entirely dominated by male directors (Moll, Garrel, Jimenez, Klapisch and Serra) while among the best films in contention there is only one title directed by a female director, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi with Forever Young – Les Amandiers.

The 2023 César Awards ceremony will be held on February 24. A Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to American director David Fincher, while Tahar Rahim will conduct the ceremony.

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Here you are all nominations for the César 2023:

BEST FILM

  • Forever Young

  • He laughed

  • The Innocent

  • The Night Of The 12th

  • Pacification

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Cedric Klapisch, Rise

  • Louis Garrel, The Innocent

  • Cedric Jiménez, November

  • Dominik Moll, The Night Of The 12th

  • Albert Serra, Pacification

BEST ACTRESS

  • Fanny Ardent, The Young Lovers

  • Juliette Binoche, Between Two Worlds

  • Laura Calami, Full Time

  • Virginie Efira, Paris Memories

  • Adele Exarchopoulos, Zero Fucks Given

BEST ACTOR

  • Jean Dujardin, November

  • Louis Garrel, The Innocent

  • Vincent Macaigne, Diary Of A Fleeting Affair

  • Benoit Magimel, Pacification

  • Denis Menochet, Peter von Kant

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Judith Chemla, Le Sixieme Enfant

  • Anais Demoustier, November

  • Anouk Grinberg, The Innocent

  • Lyna Khoudri, November

  • Noemie Merland, The Innocent

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Francois Civil, Rise

  • Bouli Lanners, The Night Of The 12th

  • Micha Lescot, Young Forever

  • Pio Marmai, Rise

  • Roschdy Zem, The Innocent

BEST FEMALE DEBUT

  • Marion Barbeau, Rise

  • Guslagie Malanda, Saint Omer

  • Rebecca Marder, A Radiant Girl

  • Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Forever Young

  • Mallory Wanecque, The Worst Ones

BEST MALE EXPORDIENT

  • Bastien Bouillon, The Night Of The 12th

  • Stefan Crepon, Peter Von Kant

  • Dimitri Dore, Bruno Reidal, Confessions Of A Murderer

  • Paul Kircher, Winter Boy

  • Aliocha Reinert, Softie

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Eric Gravel, Full Time

  • Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Noemie Lvovsky, Agnes de Sacy, Forever Young Cedric Klapisch, Santiago Amigorena, Rise

  • Louis Garrel, Tanguy Viel, Naïla Guiguet, The Innocent

  • Alice Diop, Amrita David, Marie Ndiaye, Saint Omer

BEST NON-ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Michel Hazanavicius, Final Cut

  • Thierry de Peretti, Jeanne Aptekman, Undercover

  • Gilles Marchand, Dominik Moll, The Night Of The 12th

BEST ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

  • Irene Dresel, Full Time

  • Alexandre Desplat, Final Cut

  • Gregoire Hetzel, The Innocent

  • Olivier Marguerit, The Night Of The 12th

  • Marc Verdaguer, Joe Robinson, Pacifiction

  • Anton Sanko, The Passengers Of The Night

BEST SOUND

  • Cyril Moisson, Nicolas Moreau, Cyril Holtz, Rise

  • Laurent Benaim, Alexis Meynet, Olivier Guillaume, The Innocent

  • Cedric Deloche, Alexis Place, Gwennole Lebourgne, Marc Doisne, November

  • François Maurel, Olivier Mortier, Luc Thomas, The Night Of The 12th

  • Jordi Ribas, Benjamin Laurent, Bruno Tarriere, Pacification

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Julien Poupard, Forever Young

  • Alexis Kavyrchine, Rise

  • Patrick Ghiringhelli, The Night Of The 12th

  • Arthur, Pacifiction

  • Claire Mathon, Saint Omer

BEST EDITING

  • Mathilde van de Moortel, Full Time

  • Anne-Sophie Bion, Rise

  • Pierre Deschamps, The Innocent

  • Laure Gardette, November

  • Laurent Rouan, The Night Of The 12th

BEST COSTUMES

  • Caroline de Vivaise, Forever Young

  • Pierre-Jean Larroque, The Colors Of Fire

  • Emmanuelle Youchnovski, Waiting For Bojangles

  • Corinne Bruand, The Innocent

  • Praxedes de Vilallonga, Pacification

  • Gigi Lepage, Simone – Journey Of The Century

BEST SCENOGRAPHY

  • Emmanuelle Duplay, Forever Young,

  • Sebastian Birchler, The Colors Of Fire

  • Michel Barthelemy, The Night Of The 12th

  • Sebastian Vogler, Pacifiction

  • Christian Marti, Simone – The Voyage Of The Century

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Guillaume Marien, The Five Devils

  • Sebastien Rame, Smoking Causes Coughing,

  • Laurens Ehrmann, Notre Dame On Fire

  • Mikael Tang Uy, November

  • Marco del Bianco, Pacifiction

BEST ANIMATED FILM

BEST DOCUMENTARY

  • Rookies

  • The Super 8 Years

  • Heart Of Oak

  • Jane By Charlotte

  • Returning To Reims

BEST FIRST WORK

BEST FOREIGN FILM

  • The Beasts

  • Close

  • Boy From Heaven

  • EO

  • Triangle Of Sadness

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