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
Country France
Presented by Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma
First awarded 1983
Currently held by Louane Emera for The Bélier Family (2015)
Official website academie-cinema.org

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[edit]

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.[1] 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.

1980s[edit]

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1990s[edit]

Winners:

2000s[edit]

Winners are listed first.

Year Winner and nominees English title Original title
2000
(25th)
Audrey Tautou Venus Beauty Institute Vénus beauté (institut)
Sylvie Testud Karnaval
Barbara Schulz La dilettante
Valentina Cervi Rien sur Robert
Émilie Dequenne Rosetta
2001
(26th)
Sylvie Testud Murderous Maids Les blessures assassines
Bérénice Bejo Most Promising Young Actress Meilleur espoir féminin
Sophie Guillemin Harry, He's Here to Help Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien
Isild Le Besco Sade
Julie-Marie Parmentier Murderous Maids Les blessures assassines
2002
(27th)
Rachida Brakni Chaos
Marion Cotillard Pretty Things Les jolies choses
Hélène Fillières A Hell of a Day Reines d'un jour
Hélène de Fougerolles Who Knows? Va savoir
Isild Le Besco Roberto Succo
2003
(28th)
Cécile de France The Spanish Apartement (a.k.a. Pot Luck) L'auberge espagnole
Émilie Dequenne A Housekeeper Une femme de ménage
Mélanie Doutey The Warrior's Brother Le frère du guerrier
Marina Foïs Hypnotized and Hysterical Filles perdues, cheveux gras
Ludivine Sagnier 8 Women 8 femmes
2004
(29th)
Julie Depardieu Little Lili La petite Lili
Marie-Josée Croze The Barbarian Invasions Les invasions barbares
Dinara Drukarova Since Otar Left Depuis qu'Otar est parti...
Laura Smet Eager Bodies Les corps impatients
Sophie Quinton Who Killed Bambi? Qui a tué Bambi?
2005
(30th)
Sara Forestier Games of Love and Chance L'esquive
Marilou Berry Look at Me Comme une image
Lola Naymark A Common Thread Brodeuses
Sabrina Ouazani Games of Love and Chance L'esquive
Magali Woch Kings and Queen Rois et reine
2006
(31st)
Linh Dan Pham The Beat That My Heart Skipped De battre mon cœur s'est arrêté
Mélanie Doutey Never Say... Never! Il ne faut jurer... de rien!
Déborah François The Child L'enfant
Marina Hands Grey Souls Les âmes grises
Fanny Valette Little Jerusalem La Petite Jérusalem
2007
(32nd)
Mélanie Laurent I'm Fine, Don't Worry Je vais bien, ne t'en fais pas
Déborah François The Page Turner La tourneuse de pages
Marina Hands Lady Chatterley
Maïwenn Le Besco Forgive Me Pardonnez-moi
Aïssa Maïga Bamako
2008
(33rd)
Hafsia Herzi The Secret of the Grain La graine et le mulet
Louise Blachère Water Lilies Naissance des pieuvres
Audrey Dana Crossed Tracks Roman de gare
Adèle Haenel Water Lilies Naissance des pieuvres
Clotilde Hesme Love Songs Les chansons d'amour
2009
(34th)
Déborah François The First Day of the Rest of Your Life Le premier jour du reste de ta vie
Marilou Berry Ugly Melanie Vilaine
Louise Bourgoin The Girl from Monaco La fille de Monaco
Anaïs Demoustier Les Grandes Personnes
Léa Seydoux The Beautiful Person La belle personne

2010s[edit]

Year Winner and nominees English title Original title
2010
(35th)
Mélanie Thierry One for the Road Le Dernier pour la route
Pauline Étienne Silent Voice Qu'un seul tienne et les autres suivront
Florence Loiret-Caille Someone I Loved Je l'aimais
Soko In the Beginning À l'origine
Christa Theret LOL (Laughing Out Loud)
2011
(36th)
Leïla Bekhti Tout ce qui brille
Anaïs Demoustier D'amour et d’eau fraîche
Audrey Lamy Tout ce qui brille
Léa Seydoux Belle Épine
Yahima Torres Black Venus Vénus noire
2012
(37th)
Neyda Yadri Polisse
Clotilde Hesme Angel & Tony Angèle et Tony
Adèle Haenel House of Tolerance L'Apollonide : Souvenirs de la maison close
Céline Sallette
Christa Theret Twiggy La Brindille
2013
(38th)
Izïa Higelin Bad Girl Mauvaise fille
Alice de Lencquesaing In a Rush Au galop
Lola Dewaere Mince alors!
Julia Faure Camille Rewinds Camille redouble
India Hair
2014
(39th)
Adèle Exarchopoulos Blue Is the Warmest Colour La Vie d'Adèle – Chapitres 1 & 2
Lou de Laâge Jappeloup
Pauline Étienne The Nun La Religieuse
Golshifteh Farahani The Patience Stone سنگ صبور
Marine Vacth Young & Beautiful Jeune & Jolie
2015
(40th)
Louane Emera The Bélier Family La Famille Bélier
Lou de Laâge Respire
Joséphine Japy Respire
Ariane Labed Fidelio, l’odyssée d’Alice
Karidja Touré Girlhood Bande de filles

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