Friday, January 14, 2011
The big winners on the night were Des Hommes et des Dieux (Of Gods and Men) by Xavier Beauvois and by The Ghost Writer Roman Polanski. Des Hommes et des Dieux won Best Film and Best Actor (Michael Lonsdale). The Ghost Writer took Best Director for Polanski and Best Screenplay for the script he wrote with Robert Harris. The Ghost Writer is a co-production between France, Germany and the United Kingdom.
The Best Francophone Film from outside France went to Mahamat Saleh Haroun's Un homme qui crie (A Screaming Man). The Prix TV5 Monde (World Audience Award) as voted by festival delegates went to the Belgian film Illégal by Olivier Masset-Depasse.
The fluently bilingual Kristin Scott Thomas won Best Actress for her role in Sarah (Sarah's Key). The New Actress and Actor awards went to Yahima Torres for Vénus noire (Black Venus) and Antonin Chalon for No et moi (No and Me) respectively.
The event was hosted by French actor Francois Berleand and Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe appeared to launch the evening's festivities. Academy president Christian Rioux paid tribute to the passing of legendary filmmakers Claude Chabrol and Alain Corneau.
Complete list of winners for the Prix Lumière 2011 (Lumiere Awards)
Prix du film francophone (French film outside France)
Un homme qui crie (A Screaming Man), Mahamat Saleh Haroun
Prix TV5 Monde (World Audience Award)
Illégal, Olivier Masset-Depasse
Meilleure espoir féminin (Best New Actress)
Yahima Torres, Vénus noire (Black Venus)
Meilleur espoir masculin (Best New Actor)
Antonin Chalon, No et moi (No and Me)
Meilleur acteur (Best Actor)
Michael Lonsdale, Des Hommes et des Dieux (Of Gods and Men)
Meilleure actrice (Best Actress)
Kristin Scott Thomas, Sarah (Sarah's Key)
Meilleur scénario (Best Screenplay)
Robert Harris and Roman Polanski, The Ghost Writer
Meilleur réalisateur (Best Director)
Roman Polanski, The Ghost Writer
Meilleur film (Best Film)
Des Hommes et des Dieux (Of Gods and Men), Xavier Beauvois