41st César Awards

The 41st César Awards ceremony, presented by the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma, was held on 26 February 2016, at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris to honour the best French films of 2015. The ceremony was presided by Claude Lelouch,[1] with Florence Foresti hosting the ceremony for the first time.[2][3]

41st César Awards
Official poster featuring a photo of Juliette Binoche during the shooting of the 1996 film The English Patient
Date26 February 2016
SiteThéâtre du Châtelet, Paris, France
Hosted byFlorence Foresti
Best FilmFatima
Best ActorVincent Lindon
The Measure of a Man
Best ActressCatherine Frot
Most awardsMustang and Marguerite (4)
Most nominationsMarguerite and My Golden Days (11)
Television coverage

The nominations were announced on 27 January 2016 by Academy president Alain Terzian and awards ceremony host Florence Foresti. Marguerite and My Golden Days tied for the most nominations with eleven each.[4][5][6]

In related events, the César & Techniques 2016 ceremony was held on 4 January 2016.[7] On 22 February 2016, in a ceremony at the Hôtel George-V, the Prix Daniel Toscan du Plantier for producers of the year went to Pascal Caucheteux and Grégoire Sorlat of Why Not Productions (My Golden Days, Dheepan, The Sweet Escape and The Price of Fame).[8]

Mustang and Marguerite won four awards each. Other films with multiple awards include Fatima with three, and Standing Tall with two, with the former film winning the Best Film honour.[9][10]

Winners and nomineesEdit

Claude Lelouch, President of the ceremony.
Philippe Faucon, director and writer of Fatima, won the César Awards for Best Film and Best Adaptation.
Vincent Lindon, Best Actor winner.
Catherine Frot, Best Actress winner.
Sidse Babett Knudsen, Best Supporting Actress winner.
Benoît Magimel, Best Supporting Actor winner.
Rod Paradot, Most Promising Actor winner.
Zita Hanrot, Most Promising Actress winner.
Warren Ellis, Best Original Music winner.
Michael Douglas, Honorary César recipient.


Arnaud Desplechin – My Golden Days

Vincent Lindon – The Measure of a Man

Catherine Frot – Marguerite

Benoît Magimel – Standing Tall

Sidse Babett Knudsen – Courted

Rod Paradot – Standing Tall

Zita Hanrot – Fatima

Mustang – Deniz Gamze Ergüven and Alice Winocour

Fatima – Philippe Faucon

Mustang - Deniz Gamze Ergüven

Christophe Offenstein – Valley of Love

Mathilde Van de Moortel – Mustang

Best Sound
(presented by Audrey Lamy)

François Musy and Gabriel Hafner – Marguerite

  • Daniel Sobrino, Valérie Deloof and Cyril Holtz – Dheepan
  • Nicolas Provost, Agnès Ravez and Emmanuel Croset – Mon roi
  • Ibrahim Gök, Damien Guillaume and Olivier Goinard – Mustang
  • Nicolas Cantin, Sylvain Malbrant and Stéphane Thiébaut – My Golden Days

Warren Ellis – Mustang

Best Costume Design
(presented by Grégoire Ludig and David Marsais)

Pierre-Jean Larroque – Marguerite

Martin Kurel – Marguerite


The Little Prince

Best Animated Short Film
(presented by Hippolyte Girardot)

Sunday Lunch

  • La Nuit américaine d'Angélique
  • Sous tes doigts
  • Tigre à la queu leu leu

Back Alley

  • The Last of the Frenchmen
  • Essaie de mourir jeune
  • Guy Môquet
  • Mon héros


Michael Douglas


Name(s) Performed
Christine and the Queens "It's Only Mystery" from the film Subway

Multiple nominations and awardsEdit

The following films received multiple nominations:

Nominations Film
11 Marguerite
My Golden Days
9 Dheepan
8 Standing Tall
Mon roi
4 Fatima
3 Diary of a Chambermaid
The Measure of a Man
Valley of Love
2 L'Affaire SK1
L'Odeur de la mandarine

The following films received multiple awards:

Awards Film
4 Marguerite
3 Fatima
2 Standing Tall


The show was followed by 2.5 million viewers. This corresponds to 11.9% of the audience.[11]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Claude Lelouch fier d'être président des César 2016". Le Figaro.
  2. ^ "César 2016 : Florence Foresti, maîtresse de cérémonie". Europe1.
  3. ^ "Cesar 2016 : Florence Foresti maîtresse de la cérémonie". Canal+.
  4. ^ "Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Gerard Depardieu Among France's Cesar Awards Nominees". The Hollywood Reporter.
  5. ^ "'Golden Years,' 'Marguerite,' 'Dheepan,' 'Mustang' Lead Cesar Nominations". Variety.
  6. ^ "César 2016 : les nominations". Vodkaster.
  7. ^ "Le Projet César & Techniques". Académie des César. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Le Prix Toscan du Plantier aux producteurs de Jacques Audiard". Le Parisien. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  9. ^ "César Awards: 'Fatima' Scoops Surprise Best Picture Win; 'Mustang' Best Debut, Screenplay". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  10. ^ "Cesar Awards: Philippe Faucon's Drama 'Fatima' Wins Best Film". Variety. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  11. ^ http://www.europe1.fr/medias-tele/audiences-tv-koh-lanta-battu-par-le-ballon-ovale-les-cesar-avec-les-honneurs-2678842

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