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Saint Laurent on top of nominations at the Lumières

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- Bertrand Bonello’s film picks up four nominations like 3 Hearts and La Famille Bélier

Saint Laurent on top of nominations at the Lumières
Saint Laurent by Bertrand Bonello

Awarded to the best French and Francophone cinema artists by foreign journalists working in Paris - in a similar vein to the Golden Globes - the 20th Lumières Awards will be given out on 2 February 2015. Amongst the contenders, Cannes competitor Saint Laurent [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Bertrand Bonello
film profile
]
 by Bertrand Bonello is leading with four nominations, ex-aequo with 3 Hearts [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Benoît Jacquot
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]
by Benoît Jacquot (screened in competition in Venice) and La Famille Bélier [+see also:
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making of
film profile
]
 by Eric Lartigau (that’s currently skyrocketing in theatres with 3.3 million admissions in three weeks). These three feature films will vie for the Best Film of the Year Award against Girlhood [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Céline Sciamma
interview: Céline Sciamma
film profile
]
 by Céline Sciamma (three nominations), Not my Type [+see also:
trailer
interview: Lucas Belvaux
film profile
]
 by Belgian Lucas Belvaux (three nominations) and Timbuktu [+see also:
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trailer
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]
 by Abderrahmane Sissako (two nominations). It’s worth noting that none of these six directors have ever won the award.

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The Award for Best Actress will be contended by Karin Viard (La Famille Bélier and Lulu, in the nude [+see also:
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]
) who is the only nominee to have already won the award (in 2000), Juliette Binoche (Clouds of Sils Maria [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Charles Gillibert
interview: Olivier Assayas
film profile
]
), Emilie Dequenne (Not my type), Charlotte Gainsbourg (3 Hearts and Samba [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
), Adèle Haenel (Love at First Fight [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Thomas Cailley
film profile
]
 and In the Name of My Daughter [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
) and Sandrine Kiberlain (Elle l’adore [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
).

Among the six nominees to the Lumière for Best Actor are Guillaume Canet (La prochaine fois je viserai le cœur [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 and In the Name of My Daughter)Mathieu Kassovitz (Wild Life [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
), Pierre Niney (Yves Saint Laurent [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jalil Lespert
film profile
]
), Benoît Poelvoorde (3 Hearts) and Gaspard Ulliel (Saint Laurent) and Romain Duris (The New Girlfriend [+see also:
trailer
film focus
interview: François Ozon
film profile
]
), the only contender to have already been crowned at the Lumières (in 2006).

List of nominees:

Best film
Girlhood - Céline Sciamma
La Famille Bélier - Eric Lartigau
Not my Type - Lucas Belvaux
Saint Laurent - Bertrand Bonello
Timbuktu - Abderrahmane Sissako
3 Hearts - Benoît Jacquot 

Best Director
Lucas Belvaux – Not my Type
Bertrand Bonello - Saint Laurent
Benoît Jacquot - 3 Hearts
Cédric Kahn – Wild Life
Céline Sciamma - Girlhood
Abderrahmane Sissako - Timbuktu 

Best screenplay
Thomas Lilti, Julien Lilti, Baya Kasmi, Pierre Chosson - Hippocrates [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Thomas Lilti
film profile
]

Philippe de Chauveron, Guy Laurent – Serial (Bad) Weddings [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Audrey Diwan, Cédric Jimenez – The Connection [+see also:
trailer
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]

Jeanne Harry, Gaëlle Macé - Elle l’adore
Thomas Bidegain, Bertrand Bonello - Saint Laurent
Stanislas Carre de Malberg, Victoria Bedos - La famille Bélier 

Best Actress
Juliette Binoche – Clouds of Sils Maria
Emilie Dequenne – Not my Type
Charlotte Gainsbourg- 3 Hearts and Samba
Adèle Haenel – Love at First Fight and In the Name of my Daughter
Sandrine Kiberlain - Elle l’adore
Karin Viard - La Famille Bélier and Lulu, in the Nude 

Best Actor
Guillaume Canet - La prochaine fois je viserai le cœur and In the Name of my Daughter
Romain Duris – The New Girlfriend
Mathieu Kassovitz – Wild Life
Pierre Niney - Yves Saint Laurent
Benoît Poelvoorde - 3 Hearts
Gaspard Ulliel - Saint Laurent 

Most Promising Actress
Louane Emera - La Famille Bélier
Joséphine Japy and Lou de Laâge - Breathe [+see also:
trailer
interview: Lou de Laâge
film profile
]

Alice Isaaz - Smartass [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Ariane Labed - Fidelio, Alice’s Journey [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Lucie Borleteau
film profile
]

Karidja Touré - Girlhood
Ana Girardot – High Society [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 and La Prochaine fois je viserai le cœur 

Most Promising Actor
Kévin Azaïs – Love at First Fight
Thomas Blumenthal and Jean-Baptiste Lafarge - Smartass
Bastien Bouillon – High Society
Didier Michon - Fevers [+see also:
trailer
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]

Pierre Rochefort - Un beau dimanche [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Marc Zinga - Qu’Allah bénisse la France ! [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Best First Film
Love at First Fight - Thomas Cailley
Party Girl [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Marie Amachoukeli, Claire B…
film profile
]
 - Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis
Elle l’adore - Jeanne Herry
Chante ton Bac d’abord  - David André
Qu’Allah bénisse la France - Abd Al Malik
Fool Circle [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Vincent Mariette

Best French-language film (outside France)
They Are The Dogs [+see also:
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]
 - Hicham Lasry (Morocco)
Two Days, One Night [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
film profile
]
 - Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Belgium - France - Italy)
Fevers - Hicham Ayouch (France - Morocco)
L’Oranais [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Lyes Salem (France - Algeria)
Mommy - Xavier Dolan (Canada)
Run [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Philippe Lacôte (Côte d’Ivoire - France)

(Translated from French)

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