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The Artist sweeps the Golden Stars

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- With six awards, Michel Hazanavicius’ film is widely acclaimed by the French press

The Artist sweeps the Golden Stars

In a taste of what is to come at this evening’s César awards (see the nomination list), French cinema journalists last night handed out their 13th Golden Stars. The unanimous winner was The Artist [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Michel Hazanavicius
film profile
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by Michel Hazanavicius who took away Best Film, Best Director (Michel Hazanavicius), Best Actress (Bérénice Bejo), Best Actor (Jean Dujardin), Best Soundtrack (Ludovic Bource) and Best Producer (Thomas Langmann for La Petite Reine).

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In the screenplay category, Declaration of War [+see also:
trailer
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by Valérie Donzelli (who co-wrote the script with Jérémie Elkaïm) won, while the comedy Untouchable [+see also:
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by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache was awarded twice with Best Male Newcomer for Omar Sy and Best Distributor for Gaumont.

The Golden Star for Best First Film went to Angèle et Tony [+see also:
trailer
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by Alix Delaporte, Best Female Newcomer went to Anaïs Demoustier (The Snows of Kilimandjaro [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Robert Guédiguian
interview: Robert Guédiguian
film profile
]
), and Best Documentary went to Larzac [+see also:
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by Christian Rouaud.

Will the professionals of France’s cinema industry agree with its journalists? Who knows? We will find out tonight at the César.

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(Translated from French)

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