César 2022: where to see the ceremony, the nominations, the absentees… All you need to know…

With 15 nominations, Lost Illusions by Xavier Giannoli is the favorite of the Césars in 2022. Annette by Leos Carax and Aline by Valérie Lemercier come second and third among the most cited films. Everything you need to know before the 2022 ceremony!

César 2022: where to see the ceremony, the nominations, the absentees... All you need to know...


The 47th Cesar ceremony will take place at 9 p.m. this evening on Friday February 25, 2022. It will be held at the Olympia, in a more usual configuration than last year. For the record, in 2021, it took place in an unprecedented configuration, with very few audiences: only the nominees, the presenters and the guests of honor were present, and almost no journalists.

This year, the red carpet will take place as tradition dictates while waiting for the kick-off of the ceremony, to be followed from 9 p.m. in the clear, and live on Canal+.

Antoine de Caunes will officiate for the 10th time at the presentation, chaired by Danièle Thompson. Cate Blanchett will receive an honorary Cesar.

To see this ceremony, which is already like no other, you will have to connect to Canal+, myCANAL, Europe 1 (radio partner this year) or to Dailymotion.

Lost Illusions, favorite with 15 nominations

Lost Illusions by Xavier Giannoli is the favorite. It is this adaptation of Balzac which is in the lead with 15 nominations, followed by Annette by Leos Carax (11 nominations) and Aline by Valérie Lemercier (10 nominations). Bac Nord, La Fracture, Boite noire, The Olympiads, The event, Onoda and Titane follow.

These 15 nominations for one and the same film constitute a record. So far, the largest number of nominations was 13, notably for Luc Besson’s Subway in 1986, and more recently Les Choses qu’on dit, les choses qu’on fait last year. Xavier Giannoli had, in the past, already collected a high number of nominations with in particular At the origin (10 nominations in 2010) or Marguerite (6 nominations in 2016).

Who are the absent and forgotten?

If we had to pick out a few surprises and trends, we can say that these nominations make room for a great diversity of genres and thus give an idea of ​​the richness of French cinema. Apart from pure comedy, eternally forgotten at the ceremony, almost all genres are there (costume film, horror, thriller, action, drama, war film, biopic, adaptation of a novel, adaptation of a true story and even rock opera!). Let us specify all the same that there is comedy in Aline, Lost Illusions or La Fracture, but without being its main genre.

Overall, these nominations also give pride of place to popular successes such as North ferry, Aline and Black Boxall three millionaires, but also lost illusions at the gates of a million admissions.

On the absent side, just as in 2021, we can note the absence of some big names accustomed to nominations, such as Marion Cotillard (for Annette), Catherine Deneuve (for In her lifetime), Sophie Marceau (for Everything went well) or even Vincent Lindon (for Titanium). For Titane, we can also be surprised that it does not appear in the best film category when it won the Palme d’Or at Cannes last July.

These nominations are in any case the reflection of some of the films already awarded this year, such as Titane precisely (with 4 nominations, including best director for Julia Ducournau) and The event, Golden Lion in Venice, and 4 nominations as well. The films selected at Cannes are once again strongly represented. Everything went well by François Ozon, in competition at Cannes in 2021, surprisingly does not receive any nominations. Ditto for Bergman Island by Mia Hansen Love.


Best film (winner 2021: Goodbye idiots)

Best director (2021 winner: Albert Dupontel – Adieu les cons)

  • Valerie Lemercier for Aline
  • Leos Carax for Annette
  • Cedric Jimenez for Bac Nord
  • Audrey Diwan for The Event
  • Xavier Giannoli for Lost Illusions
  • Arthur Harari for Onoda
  • Julia Ducournau for Titanium

Best actress (2021 winner: Laure Calamy – Antoinette in the Cévennes)

Best actor (2021 winner: Sami Bouajila – A son)

Best actor in a supporting role (winner 2021: Nicolas Marié – Adieu les cons)

Best Supporting Actress (2021 winner: Émilie Dequenne – The Things We Say, The Things We Do)

Best female hope (2021 winner: Fathia Youssouf – Mignonnes)

Best male hope (2021 winner: Jean-Pascal Zadi – Simply black)

Best first film (2021 winner: Two by Filippo Meneghetti)

  • Gagarin by Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh, produced by Julie Billy and Carole Scotta (Haut & Court)
  • Les Magnétiques by Vincent Maël Cardona, produced by Marc-Benoît Créancier, Toufik Ayadi and Christophe Barral (Paname)
  • The Cloud by Just Philippot, produced by Thierry Lounas and Manuel Chiche (Capricci)
  • The Snow Panther by Marie Amiguet and Vincent Munier, produced by Laurent Baujard, Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin and Vincent Munier (Haut & Court)
  • Slalom by Charlène Favier, produced by Édouard Mauriat and Anne-Cécile Berthomeau (Jour2Fête)

Best documentary (2021 winner: Adolescentes by Sébastien Lifshitz)

Best foreign film (winner 2021: Drunk by Thomas Vinterberg)

Best original screenplay (2021 winner: Adieu les cons – Albert Dupontel)

  • Aline: Valérie Lemercier and Brigitte Buc
  • Annette: Leos Carax, Ron Mael and Russell Mael
  • Black box: Yann Gozlan, Simon Moutaïrou and Nicolas Bouvet-Levrard
  • The Fracture: Catherine Corsini, Laurette Polmanss and Agnès Feuvre
  • Onoda, 10,000 Nights in the Jungle: Arthur Hariri and Vincent Poymiro

Best adaptation (2021 winner: The Girl with the Bracelet – Stéphane Demoustier)

  • Human Things: Yaël Langmann and Yvan Attal
  • The Event: Audrey Diwan and Marcia Romano
  • Lost illusions: Xavier Giannoli and Jacques Fieschi
  • The Olympiads: Céline Sciamma, Léa Mysius and Jacques Audiard
  • Hold me tight: Mathieu Amalric

Best costumes (2021 winner: The Good Wife – Madeline Fontaine)

  • Aline: Catherine Leterrier
  • Annette: Pascaline Chavanne
  • Delicious: Madeline Fontaine
  • Eiffel: Thierry Delettre
  • Lost Illusions: Pierre-Jean Larroque

Best decorations (2021 winner: Goodbye idiots – Carlos Conti)

  • Aline: Emmanuelle Duplay
  • Annette: Florian Sanson
  • Delicious: Bertrand Seitz
  • Eiffel: Stephane Taillasson
  • Lost Illusions: Riton Dupire-Clément

Best animated film (2021 winner: Josep d’Aurel)

Best animated short (2021 winner: L’Heure de l’ours by Agnès Patron)

Best Documentary Short (2021 Winner :/)

Best short film (winner 2021: What matters if the animals die by Sofia Alaoui)

Best original music (winner 2021: The Night came – Rone)

  • Annette: Ron Mael and Russell Mael
  • Bac Nord: Guillaume Roussel
  • Black box: Philippe Rombi
  • The Olympics: Rone
  • The Snow Panther: Warren Ellis and Nick Cave

Best sound (2021 winner: Teenage girls – Yolande Decarsin, Jeanne Delplancq, Fanny Martin & Olivier Goinard)

  • Aline: Olivier Mauvezin, Arnaud Rolland, Edouard Morin and Daniel Sobrino
  • Annette: Erwan Kerzanet, Katia Boutin, Maxence Dussère, Paul Heymans and Thomas Gauder
  • Black box: Nicolas Provost, Nicolas Bouvet-Levrard and Marc Doisne
  • Lost illusions: François Musy, Renaud Musy and Didier Lozahic
  • The Magnetics: Mathieu Descamps, Pierre Bariaud and Samuel Aïchoun

Best Editing (2021 winner: Teenagers – Tina Baz)

  • Annette: Nelly Quettier
  • Bac Nord: Simon Jacquet
  • Black box: Valentin Féron
  • The Fracture: Frédéric Baillehaiche
  • Lost Illusions: Cyril Nakache

Best photography (2021 winner: Farewell to idiots – Alexis Kavyrchine)

  • Annette: Caroline Champetier
  • Lost Illusions: Christophe Beaucarne
  • The Olympics: Paul Guilhaume
  • Onoda, 10,000 Nights in the Jungle: Tom Hariri
  • Titanium: Ruben Impens

Best Visual Effects (2021 Winner :/)

  • Aline: Sebastien Rame
  • Annette: Guillaume Pondard
  • Eiffel: Olivier Cauwet
  • Lost illusions: Arnaud Fouquet and Julien Meesters
  • Titanium: Martial Vallanchon

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