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"Public Enemy" Takes Record 10 Cesar Nods

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire January 23, 2009 at 6:45AM

Jean-Francois Richet's "Public Enemy Number One" led the 34th Cesar Awards, handed out by The French Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. "Enemy" took a record 10 nominations, including best picture, where it competes against "A Christmas Tale," "The Class," "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life," "I've Loved You So Long," "Paris," and "Seraphine." The winners will be announced February 27, 2009 in Paris.
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Jean-Francois Richet's "Public Enemy Number One" led the 34th Cesar Awards, handed out by The French Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. "Enemy" took a record 10 nominations, including best picture, where it competes against "A Christmas Tale," "The Class," "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life," "I've Loved You So Long," "Paris," and "Seraphine." The winners will be announced February 27, 2009 in Paris.

Martin Provost's "Seraphine" and Remi Bezancon's "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life" were close behind, taking 9 and 8 nominations respectively, while Palme d'Or winner and Academy Award-nominee "The Class" found five nominations, including best director for Laurent Cantet.

Foreign film nominees included Sean Penn's "Into the Wild," Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood" and James Gray's "Two Lovers."

The complete list of nominations:

Best Motion Picture
"A Christmas Tale"
"The Class"
"The First Day of the Rest of Your Life"
"I've Loved You So Long"
"Paris"
"Public Enemy Number One"
"Seraphine"

Best Director
Remi Bezancon, "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life"
Laurent Cantet, "The Class"
Arnaud Desplechin, "Christmas Tale"
Martin Provost, "Seraphine"
Jean-Francois Richet, "Public Enemy Number One"

Best Actor
Vincent Cassel, "Public Enemy Number One"
Francois-Xavier Demaison, "Coluche, l'histoire d'un mec"
Guillaume Depardieu, "Versailles"
Albert Dupontel, "Deux jours a tuer"
Jacques Gamblin, "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life"

Best Actress
Catherine Frot, "Le crime est notre affaire"
Yolande Moreau, "Seraphine"
Kristin Scott Thomas, "I've Loved You So Long"
Tilda Swinton, "Julia"
Sylvie Testud, "Sagan"

Best Supporting Actor
Benjamin Biolay, "Stella"
Claude Rich, "Aide-Toi, Le Ciel T'aidera"
Jean-Paul Roussillon, "A Christmas Tale"
Pierre Vaneck, "Deux Jours A Tuer"
Roschdy Zem, "The Girl From Monaco"

Best Supporting Actress
Jeanne Balibar, "Sagan"
Anne Consigny, "A Christmas Tale"
Edith Scob, "L'Heure D'Ete"
Karin Viard, "Paris"
Elsa Zylberstein, "I've Loved You So Long"

Best Newcomer, Male
Ralph Amoussou, "Aide-Toi, Le Ciel T'aidera"
Laurent Capelluto, "A Christmas Tale"
Marc-Andre Grondin, "Le Premier Jour Du Reste De Ta Vie"
Gregoire Leprince-Ringuet, "La Belle Personne"
Pio Marmai, "Le Premier Jour Du Reste De Ta Vie"

Best Newcomer, Female
Marilou Berry, "Vilaine"
Louise Bourgoin, "The Girl From Monaco"
Anais Demoustier, "Les Grandes Personnes"
Deborah Francois, "Le Premier Jour Du Reste De Ta Vie"
Lea Seydoux, "La Belle Personne"

Best First Film
"Home," Ursula Meier
"I've Loved You So Long," Philippe Claudel
"Mascarades," Lyes Salem
"Pour elle," Fred Cavaye
"Versailles," Pierre Schoeller

Best Original Screenplay
Marc Abdelnour, Martin Provost, "Seraphine"
Remi Bezancon, "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life"
Dany Boon, Franck Magnier, Alexandre Charlot, "Welcome to the Sticks"
Philippe Claudel, "I've Loved You So Long"
Arnaud Desplechin, Emmanuel Bourdieu, "A Christmas Tale"

Best Adapted Screenplay
Eric Assous, Francois d'Epenoux, Jean Becker, "Deux jours a tuer"
Clemence de Bieville, Francois Caviglioli, Nathalie Lafaurie, "Le Crime est notre affaire"
Laurent Cantet, Francois Begaudeau, Robin Campillo, "The Class"
Abdel Raouf Dafri, Jean-Francois Richet, "Public Enemy Number One"
Christophe Honore, Gilles Taurand, "La Belle personne"

Best Cinematography
Laurent Brunet, "Seraphine"
Robert Gantz, "Public Enemy Number One"
Eric Gautier, "A Christmas Tale"
Agnes Godard, "Home"
Tom Stern, "Paris 36"

Best Foreign Film
"Eldorado," Bouli Lanners
"Gomorra," Matteo Garrone
"Into the Wild," Sean Penn
"Lorna's Silence," Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
"There Will Be Blood," Paul Thomas Anderson
"Two Lovers," James Gray
"Waltz with Bashir," Ari Folman

Best Documentary
"Elle s'appelle Sabine," Sandrine Bonnaire
"Hollywood, I’ll Sleep Over Tonight," Antoine de Maximy
"The Beaches of Agnes," Agnes Varda
"Tabarly," Pierre Marcel
"La Vie moderne," Raymond Depardon

Best Sound
"A Christmas Tale"
"The Class"
"Public Enemy Number One"
"Paris 36"
"Seraphine"

Best Original Score
"I've Loved You So Long"
"Public Enemy Number One"
"Seraphine"
"Le Premier Jour Du Reste De Ta Vie"
"Paris 36"

Best Art Decoration
"Les Enfants De Timpelbach"
"Home"
"Paris 36"
"Public Enemy Number One"
"Seraphine"

Best Costumes
"Les Femmes De L'ombre"
"Paris 36"
"Public Enemy Number One"
"Sagan"
"Seraphine"

Best Editing
"A Christmas Tale"
"The Class"
"Paris"
"Public Enemy Number One"
"Le Premier Jour Du Reste De Ta Vie"

Best Short Film
"Les Miettes," dir: Pierre Pinaud
"Les Paradis Perdus," dir: Helier Cisterne
"Skhizein," dir: Jeremy Clapin
"Taxi Wala," dir: Lola Frederich
"Une Lecon Particuliere," dir: Raphael Chevenement

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