AceShowbiz - France's Cesar Awards has announced nominees who are up for competitions this year. Following the Wednesday, January 28 announcement by the Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences, it is revealed that %cKristen Stewart% is up for Best Supporting Actress trophy following her appearance in Olivier Assayas-directed "Clouds of Sils Maria".
Stewart is the first American actress who lands a nomination at the awards show in thirty years. The last U.S. actress who nabbed a nomination is %cJulia Migenes% for the 1984 film "Carmen". %cAdrien Brody%, meanwhile, is the last American actor who received a nomination, and eventually won, Best Actor Trophy for his role as a Jewish pianist in 2002's WWII flick "The Pianist".
Another "Sils Maria" star, %cJuliette Binoche%, is vying for Best Actress gong. She is facing competitions from %cMarion Cotillard% ("Two Days, One Night") and %cCatherine Deneuve% ("Dans La Cour") as well as other actresses.
The biggest nominee at the awards event is "Saint Laurent". The Bertrand Bonello-directed drama about the famed designer, which stars %cGaspard Ulliel% and %cJeremie Renier% among others, is nominated in 10 categories including Best Film and Best Director. "Les Combattants", meanwhile, is trailing behind with nine nominations and Oscar-nominated "Timbuktu" with eight.
Winners at the Cesar Awards will be announced in a ceremony which is taking place on February 20 at Chatelet Theatre in Paris. %cSean Penn% will receive an honorary Cesar and there will be a tribute to director Alain Renais. Below are nominees in some important categories, while the full list of nominees is available here.