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Marion Cotillard's 'La Vie en Rose' Leads Cesar Awards' Noms

January 26, 2008 (2:44 am) GMT
The Academy Award-nominated Edith Piaf biopic tops the 33rd Cesar Awards' nominations as it collected 11 nods from the prestigious France awards on Friday, January 25.

Academy Award-nominated Edith Piaf biopic "" garnered success at its home country as the Olivier Dahan directed-film nabbed 11 nominations for France's top film honors. On Friday, January 25, "Rose" was announced to be among the other nominees contending for the 33rd Cesar Awards by veteran actor Jean Rocheford at Paris' legendary Fouquet's restaurant.

Among the nods earned by the film that brought recognition to , "Rose" will compete for the prize of French's Film of the Year with Julian Schnabel's biopic "", Claude Miller's Holocaust drama "A Secret", Abdellatif Kechiche's immigrant drama "The Secret of the Grain" and Marjan Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud's animated hit "". Additionally, the biopic helmer Dahan was selected in the Best Director category alongside Miller, Schnabel, Kechiche and Andre Techine, who got the gong for his film "The Witnesses".

"Rose" was also up against Kechiche's "Grain", Julie Delpy's cross-cultural comedy "", Anne le Ny's "Those Who Remain" and Laurent Tirard and Gregoire Vigneron's "Moliere" for the title of Best Original Screenplay. In the meantime, Cotillard, who won Golden Globe and earned Oscar nod for her performance in the film, once again took the Best Actress nominations, but in the Cesar's category, she will be facing competition from for "Secret", Isabelle Carre for "Anna M.", Marina Fois for "" and Catherine Frot for "Odette Toulemonde".

The success of "Rose" in nailing 11 counts was followed by Miller's "Secret", which got 11 nods as well, and Schnabel's "Diving Bell", which gathered seven nominations. "Secret" and "Diving Bell" would vie for Best Adapted Screenplay category along with "Persepolis", "Darling" and Claude Berri's "Hunting and Gathering". Moreover, "Diving Bell" star Mathieu Amalric was nominated for Best Actor which meant he would face tough competition from Michel Blanc, Vincent Lindon, Jean-Pierre Darroussin and Jean-Pierre Marielle.

The winners of this prestigious French awards will be announced on February 22 at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. The ceremony that will be broadcast live on Canal Plus will be directed by actor Antoine de Caunes. The complete list of the 2008 Cesar Awards' nominees can be seen at lescesarducinema.com, whereas the partial list can be read below.

The partial list of the 33rd Cesar Awards' Nominees:

Film:

Director: Actor: Actress: Supporting Actor: Supporting Actress: Most Promising Young Actor: Most Promising Young Actress: Original Screenplay: Adapted Screenplay: Foreign Film: Documentary:

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