César Award for Most Promising Actress
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|César Award for Most Promising Actress
César du meilleur espoir féminin
|Awarded for||Best Female Newcomer|
|Presented by||Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma|
|Currently held by||Louane Emera for The Bélier Family (2015)|
The César Award for Most Promising Actress (French: César du meilleur espoir féminin) is one of the César Awards, presented annually by the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma to recognize the outstanding breakthrough performance of a young actress who has worked within the French film industry during the year preceding the ceremony. Nominees and winner are selected via a run-off voting by all the members of the Académie, within a group of 16 actresses previoulsly shortlisted by the Newcomers Committee.
Winners and nominees
Following the AATC's practice, the films below are listed by year of ceremony, which corresponds to the year following the film's year of release. For example, the César Award for Most Promising Actress of 2010 was awarded on February 27, 2010 for a performance in a film released between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009.
Like for the other acting César, actresses are selected via a two-round vote: first round to choose the nominees, second round to designate the winner. All the members of the Académie, without regard to their branch, are eligible to vote on both rounds. But in order to "facilitate" the nomination vote, the Newcomers Committe of the Académie, consisting of casting directors, establishes and proposes a list of a maximum of 16 actresses. However, this list is non-binding and Académie members are free to vote for an actress who has not been shortlisted. Initially set to four, the number of nominees was expanded to five in 1990.
Winners are listed first in bold, followed by the other nominees in alphabetic order.
- 1983: Sophie Marceau (La Boum 2)
- 1984: Sandrine Bonnaire (A nos amours)
- 1985: Laure Marsac (La Pirate)
- 1986: Charlotte Gainsbourg (L'Effrontée)
- 1987: Catherine Mouchet (Thérèse)
- 1988: Mathilda May (Le Cri du hibou)
- 1989: Catherine Jacob (La vie est un long fleuve tranquille)
- 1990: Vanessa Paradis (Noce blanche)
- 1991: Judith Henry (La Discrète)
- 1992: Géraldine Pailhas (La Neige et le feu)
- 1993: Romane Bohringer (Les Nuits fauves)
- 1994: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (Les Gens normaux n'ont rien d'exceptionnel)
- 1995: Élodie Bouchez (Wild Reeds)
- 1996: Sandrine Kiberlain (En avoir (ou pas))
- 1997: Laurence Cote (Les Voleurs)
- 1998: Emma de Caunes (Un frère)
- 1999: Natacha Régnier (La Vie rêvée des anges)
Winners are listed first.
- "Regulation of the "Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma", Retrieved 2015-02-22.