40th César Awards
|40th César Awards|
|Date||20 February 2015|
|Site||Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, France|
|Hosted by||Édouard Baer|
|Best Actor||Pierre Niney|
|Best Actress||Adèle Haenel|
|Most awards||Timbuktu (7)|
|Most nominations||Saint Laurent (10)|
The 40th César Awards ceremony, presented by the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma, honoured the best films of 2014 in France and took place on 20 February 2015 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. The ceremony was chaired by actor-director Dany Boon, with actor Édouard Baer acting as master of ceremonies for the second time.
The nominations were announced on 28 January 2015 by Édouard Baer and Academy President Alain Terzian. Saint Laurent received the most nominations with ten, followed by Love at First Fight with nine nominations.
In related events, the Médaille d’Or was awarded for the first time at a ceremony held at Monnaie de Paris on 19 January 2015. Luc Besson was honoured by the Academy for his outstanding artistic and entrepreneurial contribution to the French cinema for the past 3 decades. On 16 February 2015, in a ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Sylvie Pialat, who produced Timbuktu via Les Films du Worso, was awarded the Prix Daniel Toscan du Plantier for producer of the year for the second consecutive year.
Timbuktu won seven awards including Best Film and Best Director for Abderrahmane Sissako. Other winners included Love at First Fight with three awards, and Yves Saint Laurent, Hippocrate, Clouds of Sils Maria, La Famille Bélier, Diplomacy, Saint Laurent, Beauty and the Beast, The Salt of the Earth, Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants, Les Petits Cailloux, La Femme de Rio and Mommy with one.
Winners and nominees
Nadia Ben Rachid – Timbuktu
Philippe Welsh, Roman Dymny and Thierry Delor – Timbuktu
Amine Bouhafa – Timbuktu
Anaïs Romand – Saint Laurent
Thierry Flamand – Beauty and the Beast
Les Petits Cailloux
La Femme de Rio
Films with multiple nominations and awards
The following films received multiple nominations:
The following films received multiple awards:
The following individuals, listed in order of appearance, presented awards at the ceremony.
The show was followed by 2.3 millions of viewers. This corresponds to 13.6% of the audience.
- 20th Lumières Awards
- 5th Magritte Awards
- 27th European Film Awards
- 87th Academy Awards
- 68th British Academy Film Awards
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