France's equivalent to the Oscars. With the caveat that overlaps are impossible. Still fun.
DIRECTOR: Roman Polanski, The Ghost Writer
ACTOR: Eric Elmosnino, Gainsbourg
ACTRESS: Sara Forestier, The Names of Love
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Michael Lonsdale, Of Gods & Men
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Anne Alvaro, The Clink of Ice
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: The Names of Love- Baya Kasmi & Michel Leclerc
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: The Ghost Writer- Robert Harris & Roman Polanski
FOREIGN FILM: The Social Network
ANIMATED FEATURE: The Illusionist
NEWCOMER (ACTOR): Edgar Ramirez, Carlos
NEWCOMER (ACTRESS): Leila Bekhti, All That Glitters
FIRST FILM: Gainsbourg
EDITING: The Ghost Writer- Herve de Luze
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Of Gods & Men- Caroline Charpentier
COSTUME DESIGN: The Princess of Montpeniser- Caroline de Vivaise
SET DESIGN: Les Adventures Extraordinaires d'Adele Blanc-Sec
MUSIC: The Ghost Writer- Alexandre Desplat
SHORT FILM: Logorama
Of Gods & Men is the big winner, the Oscars chose against the film in the foreign language category this year. The share the love mentality extended to Polanski's The Ghost Writer-- all deserving in film editing and score; that film is tight and crisp as hell, with a lovely and eerie score by Alexandre Desplat (an Oscar hopeful for his less interesting music in The King's Speech.) Olivier Assayas' epic Carlos got a little shout out, while Logorama was the short film choice, which was an Oscar winner last year.
Foreign film went to The Social Network...