MUMBAI: In the Academie Des Arts Et Techniques Du Cinema's nominees for the Cesar
awards announced in Paris on Friday, Jacques Audiard's A Prophet, which
is the country's submission for the foreign language Oscar bagged 13 nominations
in all including best picture, director and actor award for Tahar Rahim.
Lioret's Welcome garnered nine nominations including the best picture,
director and actor categories.
Cluzet, who starred in Guillaume Canet's Tell No One, has the distinction
of competing against himself in the best actor category for Philippe Godeau's
One For The Road and Xavier Giannoli's In The Beginning.
films chosen include James Cameron's Avatar, Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino,
Gus Van Sant's Milk, Stephane Aubier and Vincent Patar's A Town Called
Panic, Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon, Danny Boyle's Slumdog
Millionaire and Xavier Dolan's Fortnight victor I Killed My Mother.
Cesar ceremony will take place on 27 February 27 in Paris.