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No Women Nominees in Top Categories for France's Cesar Awards

Women and Hollywood By Inkoo Kang | Women and Hollywood February 3, 2014 at 1:00PM

France's answer to the Academy Awards proved that "liberte, egalite, fraternite" is really just about that last one.
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"Blue Is The Warmest Color"
"Blue Is The Warmest Color"

Best Film. Best Director. Best Foreign (Language) Film. These are the categories where women filmmakers have been completely shut out by Oscar and Cesar this year.

France's answer to the Academy Awards proved that "liberte, egalite, fraternite" is really just about that last one, at least this year. Cesar comes out looking a smidge better than Oscar does -- two of its Best Cinematography nods and three of its Best Editing nods have gone to women. The Oscars had no female nominees in those categories this year. 

Blue is the Warmest Color received eight nominations, including Best Film, Best Director for Abdellatif Kechiche, Best Actress for Lea Seydoux, Best Female Newcomer for Adele Exarchopoulos, Best Adapted Screenplay for Kechiche and co-writer Ghalya Lacroix, and Best Editing for Camille Toubkis, Albertine Lastera & Jean-Marie Lengelle.

Scroll down for the list of female Cesar nominees:

BEST ACTRESS  

Fanny Ardant, Bright Days Ahead 

Berenice Bejo, The Past 

Catherine Deneuve, On My Way 

Sara Forestier, Suzanne 

Sandrine Kiberlain, Nine-Month Stretch 

Emmanuelle Seignier, Venus in Fur 

Lea Seydoux, Blue Is The Warmest Color

 

BEST FEMALE NEWCOMER 

Lou de Laage, Jappeloup 

Pauline Etienne, The Nun 

Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue Is The Warmest Color

Golshifteh Farahani, ‘The Patience Stone’ 

Marine Vacth, ‘Young & Beautiful’

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY 

Katell Quillevere & Mariette Desert, Suzanne

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY 

Julie Peyr & Kent Jones, Jimmy P 

Abdellatif Kechiche & Ghalya Lacroix, Blue Is The Warmest Color

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 

Claire Mathon, Stranger by the Lake 

Jeanne Lapoirie, Michael Kohlhaas 

 

BEST EDITING 

Camille Toubkis, Albertine Lastera & Jean-Marie Lengelle, Blue Is The Warmest Color 

Valérie Deseine, Me, Myself and Mum 

Juliette Welfling, The Past

 

BEST COSTUMES 

Florence Fontaine, Mood Indigo 

Madeline Fontaine, The Young and Prodigious Spivet 

Anina Diener, Michael Kohlhaas 

Pascaline Chavanne, Renoir 

This article is related to: Awards, Cesar Awards