The Lumières Award (French: Lumières de la presse internationale) is a French film award presented by the Académie des Lumières to honor the best in the French-speaking cinema of the previous year. The awards ceremony is organized by the Académie des Lumières which consists of over 200 representatives of the international press based in Paris. Today it is regarded as one of the most prestigious French film industry awards, equivalent to the Golden Globe Award presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
|Current: 25th Lumières Awards|
|Awarded for||Excellence in Francophone cinema|
|Presented by||Académie des Lumières|
The Lumières Award was initiated in 1995 by French producer Daniel Toscan du Plantier and American journalist and ex-Newsweek's Paris correspondent Edward Behr. Their idea was to replicate the Golden Globes given by the foreign press in Hollywood. The Lumières Award is usually presented a month before César Award, the French national film award.
The president of the Academy is Lisa Nesselson, the vice-presidents are Pamela Bienzobas and José Maria Riba, the treasurer is Min Liu, the general secretary is Jacques Kermabon and the general delegate is Anne Guimet.
- Best Film: since 1996
- Best Director: since 1996
- Best Actor: since 1996
- Best Actress: since 1996
- Best Screenplay: since 1996
- Most Promising Actor: since 2000
- Most Promising Actress: since 2000
- Best First Film: since 2014
- Best Cinematography: since 2008
- Best Music: since 2016
- Best Documentary: since 2016
- Best Animated Film: since 2017
- Beat international co-production: since 2020
- Honorary Lumières Award
- World Audience Award
- Special Jury Prize
- Best Foreign Film
- Best French-Language Film
This section needs additional citations for verification. (June 2015)
- L'Académie des Lumières Archived 2013-10-17 at the Wayback Machine "À l'image des Golden Globe Awards décernés chaque année par l'Association de la presse étrangère de Hollywood, l'Académie des Lumières veut souligner le grand intérêt que porte au cinéma français la presse internationale largement représentée à Paris."
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