37th César Awards

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37th César Awards
Official poster featuring a 1960 photo of the late French actress Annie Girardot
Date 24 February 2012
Site Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, France
Hosted by Antoine de Caunes
Best Picture The Artist
Best Actor Omar Sy
Best Actress Bérénice Bejo
Most awards The Artist (6)
Most nominations Poliss (13)
Television coverage
Network Canal Plus

The 37th César Awards ceremony, presented by the French Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques (Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma), was held on 24 February 2012, at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. The awards honoured the best films of 2011.[1] The Artist won six out of its ten nominations, including Best Film, Best Director (Michel Hazanavicius), Best Actress (Bérénice Bejo), and Best Cinematography (Guillaume Schiffman). The ceremony was chaired by Guillaume Canet, with Antoine de Caunes as master of ceremonies. Nominations were announced 27 January 2012.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Michel Hazanavicius, César Award for Best Director.
Omar Sy, César Award for Best Actor.
Bérénice Bejo, César Award for Best Actress.

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Best Film Best Director

The Artist

Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Best Actor Best Actress

Omar Sy, The Intouchables

Bérénice Bejo, The Artist

Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress

Michel Blanc, The Minister

Carmen Maura, The Women on the 6th Floor (Les Femmes du 6e étage)

Most Promising Actor Most Promising Actress

Grégory Gadebois, Angel & Tony

(tie) Naidra Ayadi, Polisse and Clotilde Hesme, Angel & Tony

Best First Feature Film Best Original Screenplay

When Pigs Have Wings

The Minister (L'exercice de l'État), Pierre Schoeller

Best Cinematography Best Adaptation

The Artist, Guillaume Schiffman

Carnage, Roman Polanski and Yasmina Reza

Best Editing Best Sound

Polisse, Laure Gardette and Yann Dedet

The Minister (L'Exercice de l'État), Olivier Hespel, Julie Brenta and Jean-Pierre Laforce

Best Music Written for a Film Best Costume Design

The Artist, Ludovic Bource

House of Tolerance (L'Apollonide: Souvenirs de la maison close), Anaïs Romand

Best Production Design Best Documentary Film

The Artist, Laurence Bennett

Tous au Larzac

Best Animated Film Best Short Film

The Rabbi's Cat (Le Chat du rabbin)


  • La France qui se lêve tôt
  • J'aurais pu être une pute
  • Je pourrais être votre grand-mère
  • Un Monde sans femmes
Best Foreign Film

A Separation (Jodái-e Náder az Simin) ( Iran), Asghar Farhadi

Honorary César[edit]

Kate Winslet, English actress and singer


The show was followed by 3.9 millions of viewers. This corresponds to 18.2% of the audience.[2]

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