‘The Artist’ Dominates the 37th Cesar Awards; Jean Dujardin Snubbed

'The Artist' Dominates the 37th Cesar Awards; Jean Dujardin Snubbed

Days before it will allegedly sweep the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, "The Artist" did just that at the 37th Cesar Awards in Paris.

Michel Hazanavicius's black-and-white nod to the silent era won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress for Academy Award nominee Bérénice Bejo, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction. Who didn't win from "The Artist"? French star Jean Dujardin, who many believe will take this year's Best Acting honor at the Academy Awards. Dujardin lost out to Omar Sy for "Untouchable."

Below are the full list of winners:

Best Picture

"The Artist"

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"

Best Actress
Bérénice Bejo, "The Artist"

Best Actor
Omar Sy, "Untouchable"

Best Supporting Actress

Carmen Maura, "Les Femmes Du 6e Etage"

Best Supporting Actor

Michel Blanc, "L’Exercice De L’Etat"

Best Original Screenplay

Pierre Schoeller, "L’Exercice De L’Etat"

Best Adapted Screenplay

Yasmina Reza, Roman Polanski, "Carnage"

Best Newcomer (Female)

Naidra Ayadi, "Polisse"

Clotilde Hesme, "Angèle Et Tony"

Best Newcomer (Male)

Grégory Gadebois, "Angèle Et Tony"

Best Original Score
Ludovic Bource, "The Artist"

Best Sound

Olivier Hespel, Julie Brenta, Jean-Pierre Laforce, "L’Exercice De L’Etat"

Best Cinematography

Guillaume Schiffman, "The Artist"

Best Editing

Laure Gardette, Yann Dedet, "Polisse"

Best Costumes
Anaïs Romand, "House Of Tolerance"

Best Art Direction

Laurence Bennett, "The Artist"

Best First Film
Le Cochon De Gaza," director: Sylvain Estibal

Best Foreign Film

"A Separation," director: Asghar Farhadi

Best Animated Film
Le Chat Du Rabbin," directors: Joann Sfar, Antoine Delesvaux

Best Documentary

"Tous Au Larzac," director: Christian Rouaud

Short Film
L’Accordeur," director: Olivier Treiner

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Clotilde Hesme is best newcomer? Have the french not been watching french cinema for the past seven years?


That's just bizzarely funny that every year's Cesar Awards happens right before the weekend night of Oscar.

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