CAESAR. The 47th Cesar ceremony delivered its prize list live from the Olympia on February 25, 2022. "Lost Illusions" is the big winner of the evening, followed by "Annette".
[Updated February 28, 2022 at 10:10 a.m.] The 47th César ceremony rewarded the best French cinema of the past year this Friday, February 25, 2022. The Academy presented its awards live from the Olympia, during a ceremony hosted by Antoine de Caunes and broadcast once again by Canal . Lost Illusions won the Cesar for Best Film, while Leos Carax (Annette) scooped Best Director. Lost Illusions was the film that won the most statuettes (seven) and was crowned the overall winner of the evening, ahead of Annette (5 awards).
Among the actors rewarded during the César 2022, let us mention Benoît Magimel (In his lifetime), distinguished with the prize for best actor. Valérie Lemercier (Aline) won her counterpart on the actress side. Vincent Lacoste (Lost Illusions) and Aissatou Diallo Sagna (La Fracture) were also awarded for supporting roles. Benjamin Voisin (Illusions Perdus) won the Céasr for Best Male Newcomer, while Anamaria Vartolomei (L'Event) was crowned Best Female Newcomer. Below, find the complete winners of the César 2022 and the highlights of the evening in pictures.
Among the highlights of the César 2022 evening, we will remember Xavier Dolan's moving tribute to Gaspard Ulliel. The actor died at the age of 37 on January 19, following a skiing accident. Caesarized twice, it was essential for the Academy to pay homage to him. The Quebec director, who had him turn in Just the end of the world, bowed to the painful exercise by writing a letter addressed to the actor's mother: "I had written for Gaspard, I had written to Gaspard, But I hadn't written about Gaspard, he introduces, sobs in his voice. On the day of his death, I saw several of his films again, including A Long Engagement. Mathilde's Hope of Finding Manek was opposed to my grief. She was going to find him, her. Perhaps I had intentionally decided that this film would confirm the things that I still refuse tonight to see, to believe. I can't help but think that "He would have hated this type of praise. He would have perceived in this glorification a lack of elegance," said the Quebec director on the César stage. "And he was very elegant. We still have his talent, and no one can take that away from us. Everyone cried Gaspard. Everyone still mourns him."
The César 2022 winners are now known: Lost Illusions won the César for best film, while Leos Carax (Annette) was crowned best director. Benoît Magimel (In his lifetime) won the prize for best actor and Valérie Lemercier (Aline) that of best actress. Anamaria Vartolomei (L'Event) won the César for Best Female Hope and Benjamin Voisin (Illusions Perdus) was crowned Best Male Hope. Aissatou Diallo Sagna (La Fracture) was crowned best actress in a supporting role, Vincent Lacoste had the equivalent male prize. With seven awards, Lost Illusions is the big winner of the evening, followed by Annette. Below, discover the complete list of Césars.
The Academy has unveiled the list of nominations for the 47th Cesar ceremony on January 26, 2022. In total, "Lost Illusions" is the big favorite of the year with 15 nominations. It is followed by "Annette" (11 nominations), "Aline" (10 nominations) and "Bac Nord" (7 nominations). "Titanium", Palme d'Or at the last Cannes Film Festival, received "only" four nominations, and does not appear in the César list for best film. Below, discover the films in competition:
Since 1976, the César du cinema ceremony has rewarded the best of the French seventh art. Prizes are awarded each year in Paris by the Académie des César, also called the Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques. It was the sculptor César who made the trophy, which has the shape of compressions of metal objects. Each year, between February and March, the ceremony is often broadcast live and unencrypted on the Canal channel. Radio enthusiasts can also follow the ceremony on Europe 1 from the 2022 edition. Among the most awarded films in the history of the Césars are The Last Metro and Cyrano de Bergerac (ten awards each), A Prophet (9 awards), From beating my heart stopped (8 awards). The next edition will take place on February 25, 2022.
The Césars are traditionally broadcast on Canal, live and unencrypted. There is therefore no need to subscribe to Canal offers to enjoy the evening. Radio enthusiasts can choose Europe 1, partner of the 2022 ceremony, to follow the award ceremony live. If you want to watch the last Cesar ceremony in replay, know that it is available the day after its broadcast on MyCanal, and accessible via computer, tablet or smartphone.