By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire February 24, 2012 at 6:19PM
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:
Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
Bérénice Bejo, "The Artist"
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"
Olivier Hespel, Julie Brenta, Jean-Pierre Laforce, "L’Exercice De L’Etat"
Guillaume Schiffman, "The Artist"
Laure Gardette, Yann Dedet, "Polisse"
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
"Tous Au Larzac," director: Christian Rouaud
" L’Accordeur," director: Olivier Treiner