Every year, over 130 artists and technicians from French cinema receive César nominations! It is a unique and revealing picture of those who have made their mark on a year of cinema.

The Academy is particularly keen that this nomination allows both the public and peers to get to know all the facets of their talents better. To achieve this, it enacts the following operations :


Nominee Speeches 

As of the nominations announcement, the Academy suggests each nominee make a presentation video:

For the actors and actresses nominated for performance Césars, the Academy creates a trailer based on extracts of their role in the film for which they have been nominated.

For other nominees, a filmed interview lead by journalists chosen by the Academy provides a chance to discover their professional journey, projects, and their perspective on the Césars and cinema today...

The proposed interviews are in no way an obligation, and are only undertaken by nominees who wish to participate.  For nominees who are not in Paris for professional reasons during the fifteen days of recording, the Academy interviews them online.

See the 2016 Nominee Speeches >


Nominees Lunch  

The traditional Nominees lunch, uniting the professionals who are recipients of Césars 2016 nominations, was held on Saturday 6 February at Le Fouquet’s Restaurant.

On this occasion, all Nominees received their Official Nomination Certificate, as well as their "Nominee Memo", which gives numerous clarifications on the ways in which they have been elected by their peers, on the second voting round proceedings, and practical information regarding the process for laureates on the evening of the Ceremony.

See the video of the Nominees Lunch 2016 >


Photo of the 25  

On the occasion of the Nominees Lunch, students of Louis Lumière College take a "family photo" which brings together all the year's nominees in image, sound, editing, set design and costumes.

This photo is also available as a poster and given out during the producers' dinner, and during the Ceremony, with the official poster.

Download the poster of the Photo of the 25 >


The César Cinema Year 

For the third consecutive year, for two weeks leading up to the Ceremony, the Academy organised regular screenings, open to the public, of all the films which were the subject of at least one nomination, at Le Balzac cinema in Paris on the Champs Elysées, and at 3 Luxembourg in the Saint Germain des Prés neighbourhood.

> Download the screening programme for Le Balzac and Les 3 Luxembourg cinemas