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Of Gods and Men leads Lumière nominations

by Fabien Lemercier

21/12/2010

Awarded, rather like the Golden Globes, to the best artists of French and Francophone cinema by foreign journalists based in Paris, the 16th Lumière Awards will be presented on January 14.

Standing out among the nominees are Xavier Beauvois’s Of Gods and Men [+see also:
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(four nominations), Olivier Assayas’s Carlos [+see also:
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(three nominations), Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Writer [+see also:
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(three nominations) and Joann Sfar’s Je T’Aime, Moi Non Plus [+see also:
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(three nominations), which will all compete for Best Film alongside Sylvain Chomet’s The Illusionist [+see also:
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.

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Vying for the Best Actress crown are Juliette Binoche (Certified Copy [+see also:
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), Isabelle Carré (Les Emotifs Anonymes [+see also:
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]
), Catherine Deneuve (Potiche [+see also:
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), Ludivine Sagnier (Lily Sometimes [+see also:
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) and Kristin Scott Thomas (Her Name Was Sarah [+see also:
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).

Battling it out for the Best Actor Lumière are Eric Elmosnino (Je T’Aime, Moi Non Plus), Michael Lonsdale (Of Gods and Men) and Edgar Ramírez (Carlos), alongside two actors nominated for two films each: Romain Duris (Heartbreaker [+see also:
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and The Big Picture [+see also:
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) and Lambert Wilson (Of Gods and Men and The Princess of Montpensier [+see also:
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).

List of nominees:

Best Film
Carlos - Olivier Assayas
Of Gods and Men - Xavier Beauvois
Je T’Aime, Moi Non Plus - Joann Sfar
The Ghost Writer - Roman Polanski
The Illusionist - Sylvain Chomet

Best Director
Mathieu Amalric - On Tour [+see also:
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Olivier Assayas - Carlos
Xavier Beauvois - Of Gods and Men
Roman Polanski - The Ghost Writer
Joann Sfar - Je T’Aime, Moi Non Plus

Best Screenplay
Julie Bertuccelli - The Tree [+see also:
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Olivier Lorelle, Rachid Bouchareb - Outside the Law [+see also:
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Robert Harris, Roman Polanski - The Ghost Writer
Michel Leclerc, Baya Kasmi - The Names of Love [+see also:
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Géraldine Nakache, Hervé Mimran - All That Glitters [+see also:
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Best Actress
Juliette Binoche - Certified Copy
Isabelle Carré - Les Emotifs Anonymes
Catherine Deneuve - Potiche
Ludivine Sagnier - Lily Sometimes
Kristin Scott Thomas - Her Name Was Sarah

Best Actor
Romain Duris - Heartbreaker and The Big Picture
Eric Elmosnino - Je T’Aime, Moi Non Plus
Michael Lonsdale - Of Gods and Men
Edgar Ramírez - Carlos
Lambert Wilson - Of Gods and Men and The Princess of Montpensier

Best Female Newcomer
Lolita Chammah - Copacabana [+see also:
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Linda Doudaeva - Hands Up [+see also:
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Marie Féret - Nannerl, Mozart’s Sister [+see also:
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Nina Rodriguez – No and Me [+see also:
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Yahima Torres - Black Venus [+see also:
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Best Male Newcomer
Emile Berling - The Clink of Ice [+see also:
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Nahuel Perez Biscayart - Deep In the Woods [+see also:
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Antonin Chalon - No and Me
Jules Pelissier - Lights Out [+see also:
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Aymen Saïdi - Top Floor, Left Wing [+see also:
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Best French-Language Film (from outside France)
Amer [+see also:
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- Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani (Belgium/France)
Heartbeats - Xavier Dolan (Quebec)
A Screaming Man [+see also:
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]
- Mahamat Saleh Haroun (France/Belgium/Chad)
Illegal [+see also:
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]
- Olivier Masset-Depasse (Belgium/Luxembourg/France)
Orly [+see also:
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]
- Angela Schanelec (Germany/France)

(Translated from French)

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