Half a century in the spotlight

Ceremony through the years

The "César" are awarded annually at the Ceremony of the César, at the end of the first quarter, following a vote by the members of the Academy. They are divided into 21 categories and cover films released in theatres between 1 January and 31 December of the previous year, and the artists and technicians who participated in these films.
One or more César d'Honneur may also be awarded each year, to internationally renowned film artists, for their work as a whole. Since 2018, the César du Public has also been awarded to the film that made the most admissions during the year.