César Award for Best Original Screenplay

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César Award for Best Original Screenplay
Country France
Presented by Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma
First awarded 1983—1985; 2006—present
Currently held by BPM (Beats per Minute) (2018)
Website academie-cinema.org

The César Award for Best Original Screenplay (French: César du meilleur scénario original) is an award presented by the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma. It was initially awarded from 1983 to 1985, and then awarded again in 2006, when the original category (César Award for Best Writing) was split into two awards, the other being César Award for Best Adaptation.

1980s[edit]

Year Winners and nominees Original title Writer(s)
1983
(8th)
The Return of Martin Guerre Le Retour de Martin Guerre Jean-Claude Carrière and Daniel Vigne
Qu'est-ce qui fait courir David? Élie Chouraqui
La Balance Mathieu Fabiani and Bob Swaim
A Good Marriage Le Beau Mariage Éric Rohmer
1984
(9th)
The Wounded Man L'Homme blessé Patrice Chéreau and Hervé Guibert
Entre Nous Coup de foudre Diane Kurys and Alain Le Henry
The ComDads Les Compères Francis Veber
1985
(10th)
Our Story Notre histoire Bertrand Blier
Full Moon in Paris Les Nuits de la pleine lune Éric Rohmer
My New Partner Les Ripoux Claude Zidi

The César Award for Best Writing was awarded from 1986 to 2005.

2000s[edit]

Year Winners and nominees Original title Writer(s)
2006
(31st)
Live and Become Va, vis et deviens Alain-Michel Blanc and Radu Mihaileanu
The Child L'enfant Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Hidden Caché Michael Haneke
Merry Christmas Joyeux Noël Christian Carion
The Young Lieutenant Le petit lieutenant Xavier Beauvois, Guillaume Bréaud and Jean-Eric Troubat
2007
(32nd)
Days of Glory Indigènes Rachid Bouchareb and Olivier Lorelle
Jean-Philippe Laurent Tuel and Christophe Turpin
Orchestra Seats (a.k.a. Avenue Montaigne) Fauteuils d'orchestre Christopher and Danièle Thompson
When I Was a Singer (a.k.a. The Singer) Quand j'étais chanteur Xavier Giannoli
You Are So Beautiful Je vous trouve très beau Isabelle Mergault
2008
(33rd)
The Secret of the Grain La graine et la mulet Abdel Kechiche
2 Days in Paris Julie Delpy
Molière Laurent Tirard and Grégoire Vigneron
Those Who Remain Ceux qui restent Anne Le Ny
La Vie en Rose La môme Olivier Dahan
2009
(34th)
Séraphine Marc Abdelnour and Martin Provost
A Christmas Tale Un conte de Noël Emmanuel Bourdieu and Arnaud Desplechin
The First Day of the Rest of Your Life Le premier jour du reste de ta vie Rémi Bezançon
I've Loved You So Long Il y a longtemps que je t'aime Philippe Claudel
Welcome to the Sticks Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis Dany Boon, Alexandre Charlot and Franck Magnier

2010s[edit]

Year Winners and nominees Original title Writer(s)
2010
(35th)
A Prophet Un prophète Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain, Abdel Raouf Dafri and Nicolas Peufaillit
In the Beginning À l'origine Xavier Giannoli
Skirt Day La Journée de la jupe Jean-Paul Lilienfeld
Welcome Philippe Lioret, Emmanuel Courcol and Olivier Adam
Le Concert Radu Mihăileanu and Alain-Michel Blanc
2011
(36th)
The Names of Love Le Nom des gens Baya Kasmi and Michel Leclerc
On Tour Tournée Mathieu Amalric, Philippe Di Folco, Marcelo Novias Teles and Raphaëlle Valbrune
The Clink of Ice Le Bruit des glaçons Bertrand Blier
Of Gods and Men Des hommes et des dieux Étienne Comar and Xavier Beauvois
Mammuth Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern
2012
(37th)
The Minister L'Exercice de l'État Pierre Schöller
Declaration of War La Guerre est déclarée Valérie Donzelli and Jérémie Elkaïm
The Artist Michel Hazanavicius
Polisse Maïwenn and Emmanuelle Bercot
The Intouchables Intouchables Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano
2013
(38th)
Amour Michael Haneke
Holy Motors Leos Carax
Camille Rewinds Camille redouble Noémie Lvovsky, Florence Seyvos, Maud Ameline and Pierre-Olivier Mattei
Granny's Funeral Adieu Berthe, l'enterrement de mémé Bruno Podalydès and Denis Podalydès
A Few Hours of Spring Quelques heures de printemps Floence Vignon and Stéphane Brizé
2014
(39th)
9 Month Stretch Neuf mois ferme Albert Dupontel
Suzanne Mariette Désert and Katell Quillévéré
The Past Le Passé Asghar Farhadi
Stranger by the Lake L'Inconnu du lac Alain Guiraudie
Cycling with Moliere Alceste à bicyclette Philippe Le Guay
2015
(40th)
Timbuktu Abderrahmane Sissako and Kessen Tall
The Bélier Family La Famille Bélier Victoria Bedos, Stanislas Carré de Malberg, Eric Lartigau and Thomas Bidegain
Love at First Fight Les Combattants Thomas Cailley and Claude Le Pape
Hippocrates Hippocrate Thomas Lilti, Baya Kasmi, Julien Lilti and Pierre Chosson
Clouds of Sils Maria Sils Maria Olivier Assayas
2016
(41st)
Mustang Deniz Gamze Ergüven and Alice Winocour
Dheepan Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain and Noé Debré
Marguerite Xavier Giannoli
Standing Tall La Tête haute Emmanuelle Bercot and Marcia Romano
My Golden Days Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse Arnaud Desplechin and Julie Peyr
2017
(42nd)
The Aquatic Effect L'Effet aquatique Sólveig Anspach and Jean-Luc Gaget
Divines Romain Compingt, Houda Benyamina and Malik Rumeau
The Innocents Les Innocentes Sabrina B. Karine, Alice Vial, Pascal Bonitzer and Anne Fontaine
Slack Bay Ma Loute Bruno Dumont
In Bed with Victoria Victoria Justine Triet
2018
(43rd)
BPM (Beats per Minute) 120 battements par minute Robin Campillo
Barbara Mathieu Amalric and Philippe Di Folco
Raw Grave Julia Ducournau
Bloody Milk Petit paysan Claude Le Pape and Hubert Charuel
C'est la vie! Le Sens de la fête Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano

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