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“Of Gods and Men,” “Ghost Writer” Lead Cesar Awards

"Of Gods and Men," "Ghost Writer" Lead Cesar Awards

Xavier Beauvois’ “Des hommes et des dieux” (Of Gods and Men) – which opens today in the United States – took the top prize at France’s Cesar Awards, which were awarded tonight in Paris. The film beat Roman Polanski’s “The Ghost Writer” for the top prize, though “Ghost” ended up taking home the most awards, including best adapted screenplay, best editing, best original score, and best director for Polanski himself (who was in attendance).

Complete list of winners below.

Best Film
Des hommes et des dieux (Of Gods and Men), Xavier Beauvois

Best First Film
Gainsbourg (vie héroïque), Joann Sfar

Best Animation Film
L’Illusionniste (The Illusionist), Sylvain Chomet

Best Director
Roman Polanski for The Ghost Writer

Best Actress
Sara Forestier in Le nom des gens (The Names of Love), Michel Leclerc

Best Supporting Actress
Anne Alvaro in Le bruit des glaçons (The Clink of Ice)

Best Female Newcomer
Leïla Bekhti in Tout ce qui brille, Géraldine Nakache and Hervé Mimran

Best Actor
Eric Elmosnino in Gainsbourg (vie héroïque), Joann Sfar

Best Supporting Actor
Michael Lonsdale in Des hommes et des dieux (Of Gods and Men), Xavier Beauvois

Best Male Newcomer
Edgar Ramírez in Carlos, le film, Olivier Assayas

Best Original Screenplay
Baya Kasmi and Michel Leclerc, Le Nom des Gens

Best Adapted Screenplay
Robert Harris and Roman Polanski, The Ghost Writer

Best Foreign Film
The Social Network, David Fincher

Best Documentary
Océans (Oceans), Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud

Best Short Film
Logorama, François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy, and Ludovic Houplain

Best Costume Design
La Princesse de Montpensier

Best Art Direction
Les Aventures Extraordinaires d’Adele Blanc-sec

Best Editing
The Ghost Writer

Best Cinematography
Des hommes et des dieux (Of Gods and Men)

Best Original Music
The Ghost Writer

César d’Honneur:
Quentin Tarantino

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