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The 38th Annual César Awards ceremony, presented by the French Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques (Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma), was held on 22 February 2013, at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. The ceremony was chaired by Jamel Debbouze, with Antoine de Caunes as master of ceremonies. Nominations were announced 25 January 2013.[1] Michael Haneke's film Amour, nominated in ten categories,[2] won in five, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress.[3][4]

38th César Awards
Official poster featuring a 1952 photo of the late French actress Simone Signoret
Date22 February 2013
SiteThéâtre du Châtelet, Paris, France
Hosted byAntoine de Caunes
Best FilmAmour
Best DirectorMichael Haneke, Amour
Best ActorJean-Louis Trintignant, Amour
Best ActressEmmanuelle Riva, Amour
Most awardsAmour (5)
Most nominationsCamille Redouble (13)
Television coverage


Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Best Film Best Director


Michael Haneke, Amour

Best Actor Best Actress

Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress

Guillaume de Tonquédec, What's in a Name?

Valérie Benguigui, What's in a Name?

Most Promising Actor Most Promising Actress

Matthias Schoenaerts, Rust and Bone

Izïa Higelin, Bad Girl

Best First Feature Film Best Original Screenplay

Louise Wimmer

Michael Haneke, Amour

Best Cinematography Best Adaptation

Romain Winding, Farewell, My Queen

Jacques Audiard & Thomas Bidegain, Rust and Bone

Best Editing Best Sound

Rust and Bone, Juliette Welfling

My Way, Antoine Deflandre, Germain Boulay & Eric Tisserand

  • Farewell, My Queen, Brigitte Taillandier, Francis Wargnier & Olivier Goinard
  • Amour, Guillaume Sciama, Nadine Muse & Jean-Pierre Laforce
  • Rust and Bone, Brigitte Taillandier, Pascal Villard & Jean-Paul Hurier
  • Holy Motors, Erwan Kerzanet, Josefina Rodriguez & Emmanuel Croset
Best Music Written for a Film Best Costume Design

Rust and Bone, Alexandre Desplat

Farewell, My Queen, Christian Gasc

Best Production Design Best Documentary

Farewell, My Queen, Katia Wyszkop

Les invisibles

  • Bovines ou la vraie vie des vaches
  • Duch, le maître des forges de l'Enfer
  • Journal de France
  • Les nouveaux chiens de garde
Best Animated Film Best Short Film

Ernest & Celestine

Le cri du homard

  • Ce n'est pas un film de cow-boys
  • Ce qu'il restera de nous
  • Les meutes
  • La vie parisienne
Best Foreign Film

Argo (USA), Ben Affleck

Honorary CésarEdit

Kevin Costner, American actor, director and producer


The show was followed by 2.5 million viewers. This corresponds to 12.5% of the audience.[5]

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ "Amour among contenders for 2013 Cesar Awards". BBC News. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Michael Haneke film 'Amour' sweeps major César awards in Oscars warm-up". euronews. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  4. ^ "'Amour' sweeps France's César awards". France24. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  5. ^

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