Cerermony - 49th César Awards Ceremony: The Results

By Mulder, 23 february 2024

The 49th César awards ceremony came to a close in the spotlight, leaving behind an evening marked by moments of cinematic celebration and crucial discussions on social issues. Chaired by actress Valérie Lemercier, the evening was hosted by a collective of renowned actors and directors, underlining the artistic unity within the industry.

Beyond the awards, the ceremony featured a powerful speech by Judith Godrèche, a committed actress and leading voice of the #MeToo movement. Her speech highlighted the need to break the silence around harassment and assault in the film world, underlining the ongoing struggle for accountability. The diversity of the award-winning films, with significant recognition for Anatomie d'une chute and Le Règne animal, reflects the richness and variety of French film production.

The 49th edition of the Césars shone not only as a celebration of cinematic success, but also as a platform for crucial discussions on societal issues. The prize list testifies to a commitment to the diversity of voices and stories in French cinema, reinforcing the idea that film can be a powerful instrument for promoting change. Ultimately, the 49th César ceremony will be remembered as an evening when the art of filmmaking was celebrated, while serving as a platform for essential dialogue that transcends the screen.

Best Film
Anatomie d'une chute by Justine Triet, produced by Marie-Ange Luciani and David Thion

Best director
Justine Triet for Anatomie d'une chute

Best Actor
Arieh Worthalter for his role as Pierre Goldman in Le Procès Goldman

Best Actress
Sandra Hüller for her role as Sandra Voyter in Anatomy of a Fall

Best Supporting Actor
Swann Arlaud for his role as Me Vincent Renzi in Anatomie d'une chute

Best Supporting Actress
Adèle Exarchopoulos for her role as Chloé Delarme in Je verrai toujours vos visages

Best New Actress
Ella Rumpf for her role as Marguerite Hoffmann in Le Théorème de Marguerite

Best male revelation
Raphaël Quenard for his role as Mirales in Chien de la casse

Best original screenplay
Justine Triet and Arthur Harari for Anatomy of a Fall

Best adaptation
Valérie Donzelli and Audrey Diwan for L'Amour et les Forêts

Best original music
Andrea Laszlo De Simone for Animal Kingdom

Best sound
Fabrice Osinski, Raphaël Sohier, Matthieu Fichet and Niels Barletta for Le Règne animal

Best photography
David Cailley for Le Règne animal

Best editing
Laurent Sénéchal for Anatomie d'une chute

Best Costumes
Ariane Daurat for Le Règne animal

Best sets
Stéphane Taillasson for The Three Musketeers: D'Artagnan and The Three Musketeers: Milady

Best visual effects
Cyrille Bonjean, Bruno Sommier and Jean-Louis Autret for Le Règne animal
Léo Ewald for Vermines

Best animated short
Été 96 by Mathilde Bédouet, produced by Ninon Chapuis, Thibault de Gantès, Lucas Le Postec and Simon Ingelaere

Best documentary short
La Mécanique des fluides by Gala Hernández López, produced by Ninon Chapuis, Thibault de Gantès and Lucas Le Postec

Best fiction short film
L'Attente by Alice Douard, produced by Marie Boitard and Alice Douard

Best animated film
Linda veut du poulet ! by Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach, produced by Marc Irmer, Emmanuel-Alain Raynal and Pierre Baussaron

Best documentary film
Les Filles d'Olfa by Kaouther Ben Hania, produced by Nadim Cheikhrouha

Best first film
Chien de la casse by Jean-Baptiste Durand, produced by Anaïs Bertrand

Best foreign film
Simple comme Sylvain by Monia Chokri (Canada, France)

Honorary César
Finally, Agnès Jaoui and Christopher Nolan will receive an honorary César.

Photos: Copyright Académie des César

(Source : Press release)