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