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Kristen Stewart Is First American Actress Nominated for César Awards in 30 Years; ‘Saint Laurent’ Leads with Ten

Kristen Stewart Is First American Actress Nominated for César Awards in 30 Years; 'Saint Laurent' Leads with Ten

Kristen Stewart picked up the first nomination for an American actress at France’s César Awards since opera singer Julia Migenes’ performance in the 1984 film adaptation of “Carmen,” nabbing a Best Supporting Actress nod for her role as an aging film star’s assistant in Olivier Assayas’ “Clouds of Sils Maria.” Bertrand Bonello’s “Saint Laurent” leads this year’s nominations with 10, including Best Film and Best Director. “Les Combattants” (nine), “Timbuktu” (eight), and yet another biopic of the famed French designer, “Yves Saint Laurent” (seven), were also among those lauded by the French Académie today.

Stewart’s “Sils Maria” co-star Juliette Binoche, Oscar nominee Marion Cotillard (“Two Days, One Night”), and screen legend Catherine Deneuve (“Dans La Cour”) all feature in the packed race for Best Actress, while Céline Sciamma’s acclaimed “Girlhood” (“Bandes De Filles”), which opens in New York Friday, received nominations for Best Director and Best Score. The Best Foreign Film lineup includes Palme d’Or winner “Winter Sleep,” Oscar winner “12 Years a Slave,” Oscar nominees “Boyhood,” “Ida,” “Two Days, One Night,” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” as well as Xavier Dolan’s “Mommy.” 

We have the nominees in seven major categories below. The full list can be found here (English) and here (French). The Césars will be handed out Feb. 20 in Paris.

Best Film
“Les Combattants,” dir: Thomas Cailley
“Eastern Boys,” dir: Robin Campillo
“La Famille Bélier,” dir: Eric Lartigau
“Saint Laurent,” dir: Bertrand Bonello
“Hippocrate,” dir: Thomas Lilti
“Sils Maria,” dir: Olivier Assayas
“Timbuktu,” dir: Abderrahmane Sissako

Best Director
Céline Sciamma, “Bande De Filles”
Thomas Cailley, “Les Combattants”
Robin Campillo, “Eastern Boys”
Thomas Lilti, “Hippocrate”
Bertrand Bonello, “Saint Laurent”
Olivier Assayas, “Sils Maria”
Abderrahmane Sissako, “Timbuktu”

Best Actress
Juliette Binoche, “Sils Maria”
Catherine Deneuve, “Dans La Cour”
Marion Cotillard, “Deux Jours, Une Nuit”
Emilie Dequenne, “Pas Son Genre”
Adèle Haenel, “Les Combattants”
Sandrine Kiberlain, “Elle L’Adore”
Karin Viard, “La Famille Bélier”

Best Actor
Pierre Niney, “Yves Saint Laurent”
Romain Duris, “Une Nouvelle Amie”
Gaspard Ulliel, “Saint Laurent”
Guillaume Canet, “La Prochaine Fois Je Viserai Le Coeur”
Niels Arestrup, “Diplomatie”
François Damiens, “La Famille Bélier”
Vincent Lacoste, “Hippocrate”

Best Supporting Actress
Marianne Denicourt, “Hippocrate”
Claude Gensac, “Lulu Femme Nue”
Izïa Higelin, “Samba”
Charlotte Le Bon, “Yves Saint Laurent”
Kristen Stewart, “Sils Maria”

Best Supporting Actor
Eric Elmosnino, “La Famille Bélier”
Jérémie Renier, “Saint Laurent”
Guillaume Gallienne, “Yves Saint Laurent
Louis Garrel, “Saint Laurent”
Reda Kateb, “Hippocrate”

Best Foreign Film
“Winter Sleep,” dir: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
“Boyhood,” dir: Richard Linklater
“12 Years A Slave,” dir: Steve McQueen
“Deux Jours, Une Nuit,” dirs: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
“Mommy,” dir Xavier Dolan
“Ida,” dir: Pawel Pawlikowski
“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” dir: Wes Anderson

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