Marion Cotillard's 'La Vie en Rose' Leads Cesar Awards' Noms

Marion Cotillard's 'La Vie en Rose' Leads Cesar Awards' Noms

The Academy Award-nominated Edith Piaf biopic tops the 33rd Cesar Awards' nominations as it collected 11 nods from the prestigious France awards on Friday, January 25.
Academy Award-nominated Edith Piaf biopic "La Vie en Rose" garnered success at its home country as the Olivier Dahan directed-film nabbed 11 nominations for France's top film honors. On Friday, January 25, "Rose" was announced to be among the other nominees contending for the 33rd Cesar Awards by veteran actor Jean Rocheford at Paris' legendary Fouquet's restaurant.

Among the nods earned by the film that brought recognition to Marion Cotillard, "Rose" will compete for the prize of French's Film of the Year with Julian Schnabel's biopic "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly", Claude Miller's Holocaust drama "A Secret", Abdellatif Kechiche's immigrant drama "The Secret of the Grain" and Marjan Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud's animated hit "Persepolis". Additionally, the biopic helmer Dahan was selected in the Best Director category alongside Miller, Schnabel, Kechiche and Andre Techine, who got the gong for his film "The Witnesses".

"Rose" was also up against Kechiche's "Grain", Julie Delpy's cross-cultural comedy "2 Days in Paris", Anne le Ny's "Those Who Remain" and Laurent Tirard and Gregoire Vigneron's "Moliere" for the title of Best Original Screenplay. In the meantime, Cotillard, who won Golden Globe and earned Oscar nod for her performance in the film, once again took the Best Actress nominations, but in the Cesar's category, she will be facing competition from Cecile de France for "Secret", Isabelle Carre for "Anna M.", Marina Fois for "Darling" and Catherine Frot for "Odette Toulemonde".

The success of "Rose" in nailing 11 counts was followed by Miller's "Secret", which got 11 nods as well, and Schnabel's "Diving Bell", which gathered seven nominations. "Secret" and "Diving Bell" would vie for Best Adapted Screenplay category along with "Persepolis", "Darling" and Claude Berri's "Hunting and Gathering". Moreover, "Diving Bell" star Mathieu Amalric was nominated for Best Actor which meant he would face tough competition from Michel Blanc, Vincent Lindon, Jean-Pierre Darroussin and Jean-Pierre Marielle.

The winners of this prestigious French awards will be announced on February 22 at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. The ceremony that will be broadcast live on Canal Plus will be directed by actor Antoine de Caunes. The complete list of the 2008 Cesar Awards' nominees can be seen at, whereas the partial list can be read below.

The partial list of the 33rd Cesar Awards' Nominees:

Film: Director: Actor:
  • Mathieu Amalric, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
  • Michel Blanc, "The Witnesses"
  • Jean-Pierre Darroussin, "Conversations with My Gardener"
  • Vincent Lindon, "Those Who Remain"
  • Jean-Pierre Marielle, "Let's Dance!"
Actress: Supporting Actor:
  • Sami Bouajila, "The Witnesses"
  • Pascal Greggory, "La Vie en Rose"
  • Michael Lonsdale, "Heartbeat Detector"
  • Fabrice Luchini, "Moliere"
  • Laurent Stocker, "Hunting and Gathering"
Supporting Actress: Most Promising Young Actor:
  • Nicolas Cazale, "Le fils de l�epicier"
  • Gregoire Leprince-Ringuet, "Love Songs"
  • Johan Libereau, "The Witnesses"
  • Jocelyn Quivrin, "99 F"
  • Laurent Stocker, "Hunting and Gathering"
Most Promising Young Actress:
  • Louise Blachere, "Naissance des pieuvres"
  • Audrey Dana, "Roman de gare"
  • Adele Haenel, "Naissance des pieuvres"
  • Hafsia Herzi, "The Secret of the Grain"
  • Clotilde Hesme, "Love Songs"
Original Screenplay: Adapted Screenplay: Foreign Film: Documentary:
  • "Animals in Love", Laurent Charbonnier
  • "L'avocat de la terreur", Barbet Schroeder
  • "Les Lip, l'imagination au pouvoir", Christian Rouaud
  • "Le premier cri", Gilles de Maistre
  • "Retour en Normandie", Nicolas Philibert

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