Monday, February 18, 2013

Etoiles d'Or du Cinéma 2013 – winners

This evening, l'Académie de la presse du cinéma français (Academy of French Cinema press) held a ceremony at the Théâtre du Châtelet to present the winners of the 14th Annual Etoiles d'Or du Cinéma (Golden Stars of Cinema).

Jacques Audiard's topped the awards with five wins. In addition to the top prize of Best Film, it won for Best Screenplay, Best Lead Actress (Marion Cotillard), Male Newcomer (Matthias Schoenaerts) and Original Music.

Michael Haneke won out over Audiard, however, in taking Best Director for Amour. The film about an elderly man taking care of his wife who has suffered a stroke also won Best Actor (Jean-Louis Trintignant).

The Best Debut Film was Cyril Mennegun's Louise Wimmer about France's provincial under class. The Best Documentary was Les invisibles (The Invisible Ones) by Sébastien Lifshitz about elderly gay couples.

Complete list of winners for the 14th Etoiles d'Or du Cinéma

De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone), Jacques Audiard

Michael Haneke, Amour

Jacques Audiard and Thomas Bidegain, De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone)

Debut Film
Louise Wimmer, Cyril Mennegun

Les invisibles (The Invisible Ones), Sébastien Lifshitz

Lead Actress
Marion Cotillard, De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone)

Lead Actor
Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour

Female Newcomer
Izïa Higelin, Mauvaise fille (Bad Girl)

Male Newcomer
Matthias Schoenaerts, De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone)

Original Film Music Composer
Alexandre Desplat, De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone)

Film Producer
Diaphana Films

Gaumont Distribution

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