While the countdown for the 85th Academy Awards to be held in Hollywood, Los Angeles, has already begun, Paris just wound up its national film awards for France, the Cesar awards.

French Film Amour, which has already won the Palme d'Or at Cannes, a Golden Globe and many other awards internationally, was seen taking the lead in the Césars award ceremony that was held at held at the Chatelet Theatre in Paris, France on 22 February.

Written and directed by the German-born Austrian film-maker Michael Haneke, Amour, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva, is the story of an elderly couple both of who are retired music teachers and have their daughter living abroad. Haneke won the award for the best film, best director and best screenplay. The titles for the best actress and actor were won by Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant respectively.

Haneke, who is currently in Los Angeles as Amour is also in the running for an Oscar, was not at the Cesar Awards.

Check out the complete list of winners at 2013 Cesar awards:

Best Picture: Amour

Director: Michael Haneke, Amour

Actress: Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Actor: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour

Supporting Actress: Valérie Benguigui, What's In A Name

Supporting Actor: Guillaume de Tonquedec, What's In A Name

Original Screenplay: Michael Haneke, Amour

Adapted Screenplay: Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain, Rust & Bone

Newcomer (Female): Izia Higelin, Mauvaise Fille

Newcomer (Male): Matthias Schoenaerts, Rust & Bone

Original Score: Alexandre Desplat, Rust & Bone

Sound: Antoine Deflandre, Germaine Boulay, Eric Tisserand, Cloclo

Cinematography: Romain Winding, Farewell, My Queen

Editing: Juliette Welfling, Rust & Bone

Costumes: Christian Gasc, Farewell, My Queen

Art Direction: Katia Wyszkop, Farewell, My Queen

First Film: Louise Wimmer, Cyril Mennegun

Foreign Film: Argo

Animated Film: Ernest Et Célestine, Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar, Stéphane Aubier

Documentary: Les Invisibles, Sébastien Lifshitz

Short Film: Le Cri Du Homard, Nicolas Guiot

French actress Marion Cotillard poses as she arrives at the 38th Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris February 22, 2013.REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg poses as she arrives at the 38th Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris February 22, 2013.REUTERS/Gonzalo
French journalist and TV host Daphne Roulier poses as she arrives at the 38th Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris February 22, 2013.REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
French actress Catherine Frot poses as she arrives at the 38th Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Gonzalo FuentesREUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
French singer Thomas Dutronc poses as he arrives at the 38th Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris February 22, 2013.REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
French actress Lea Seydoux poses as she arrives at the 38th Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris February 22, 2013.REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Actress Olga Kurylenko poses as she arrives at the 38th Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris February 22, 2013.REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
French actress Alice de Lencquesaing poses as she arrives at the 38th Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris February 22, 2013.REUTERS/Gonzalo
French actress Aissa Maiga poses as she arrives at the 38th Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris February 22, 2013.REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
French actress Frederique Bel (R) poses with Alain Terzian, French producer and President of the French film awards Cesars academy, as they arrive at the 38th Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris February 22, 2013.REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
French actress Celine Sallette poses as she arrives at the 38th Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris February 22, 2013.REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
French actress Berenice Bejo poses as she arrives at the 38th Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris February 22, 2013.REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
French actor Omar Sy poses as he arrives at the 38th Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris February 22, 2013.REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
French actor Benoit Magimel poses as he arrives at the 38th Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris February 22, 2013.REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
French singer and actress Izia Higelin poses as she arrives at the 38th Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris February 22, 2013.REUTERS/Gonzalo
French actress Marion Cotillard poses as she arrives at the 38th Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris February 22, 2013.REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
French actress Valerie Benguigui holds the trophy after winning the Best Supporting Actress Award for her role in the film "Le Prenom" during the 38th Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris February 22, 2013.REUTERS/Charles Platiau
French singer and actress Izia Higelin (R) receives her trophy from actor Lambert Wilson after winning the Best Female Newcomer Award for her role in the film "Mauvaise fille" during the 38th Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris February 22, 2013.REUTERS/Charles Platiau