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'Elle', 'Frantz', 'Slack Bay' lead France's César Award nominations

25 January 2017 1:58 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Paul Verhoeven’s thriller Elle and François Ozon’s period drama Frantz scored the most nominations.Scroll Down For List Of Nominees

France’s Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences has unveiled the nominations for this year’s César Awards.

Paul Verhoeven’s thriller Elle and François Ozon’s post-First World War drama Frantz, followed by Bruno Dumont’s quirky crime caper Slack Bay, lead the contenders for the 42nd edition of the event.

The nominations were revealed at the César’s traditional press conference held at Le Fouquet’s restaurant on the Champs-Elysées on Wednesday morning (Jan 25).

Elle clinched 11 nominations including best film, best director and best actress for Isabelle Huppert. Frantz scored the same number - both films will vie for best film, best director and best adaptation. Slack Bay has nine.

Surprise shut-outs included Bertrand Bonello’s Nocturama, Stéphane Brizé’s A Woman’s Life and Olivier Assayas’s Personal Shopper. Alain Guiraudie’s Staying »

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'Elle', 'Slack Bay' lead France's César Award nominations

25 January 2017 1:58 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Paul Verhoeven’s Oscar-nominated thriller Elle leads the pack with 11 nods.Scroll Down For List Of Nominees

France’s Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences unveiled the nominations for this year’s César Awards today (Jan 25).

Paul Verhoeven’s thriller Elle, followed by Bruno Dumont’s quirky period drama Slack Bay, led the nominations for 42nd edition of the Cesar Awards.

France’s Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques revealed the nominations at its traditional conference at Le Fouquet’s restaurant on the Champs-Elysées on Wednesday morning.

Elle clinched 11 nominations including best film, best director and best actress for Isabelle Huppert

The awards have been overshadowed by controversy this year after Roman Polanski turned down an offer to preside over the 42nd edition of the award after a public outcry.

Alongside calls for a boycott, a petition demanding his removal from the role drew some 60,000 signatures.

A number of women’s rights groups had called for a demonstration »

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