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22 January 2008 à 11:58

French films at the Oscars

On the heels of recent success at awards ceremonies in the United States, French cinema will be well-represented at the upcoming 80th Academy Awards.

Marion Cotillard, winner of the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy, is one of the five Oscar nominees for Best Actress in a leading role for La Vie en Rose. The last time a French actress was selected in this category was in 1993, when Catherine Deneuve was nominated for her role in Indochine.

Olivier Dahan’s film has picked up several Oscar nominations:  in addition to Marion Cotillard’s breakthrough,  La Vie en Rose is also for the Best Costume Design award (Marit Allen) and Best Achievement in Makeup (Didier Lavergne and Jan Archibald).

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly will also represent France at the Oscars. Julian Schnabel is nominated for Best Achievement in Directing,  Juliette Welfling for Best Editing, for Best Cinematography and Ronald Harwood for Best Adapted Screenplay.

The big surprise came from Persepolis***,which, despite being overlooked in the Best Foreign Language Film category, was one of just three films nominated for Best Animated Feature.

And finally, French short films were selected in two categories, with the Best Animated Short Film and Best Live Action Short Film categories, with The Mozart of Pickpockets by Philippe Pollet-Villard competing for the Best Live Action Short Film and and Even Pigeons Go To Heaven by Samuel Tourneux and Simon Vanesse for Best Animated Short Film.

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