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.
Philippe Lioret‘s Welcome garnered nine nominations including the best picture, director and actor categories.
Francois 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.
Foreign 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.
The Cesar ceremony will take place on 27 February 27 in Paris.