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The nominees for the Lumières Awards unveiled

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- In Safe Hands, The Sisters Brothers, Amanda, Guy and Mademoiselle de Joncquières will lock horns for the Best Film Award

The nominees for the Lumières Awards unveiled
In Safe Hands by Jeanne Herry

Similar to the Golden Globes, in that they are handed out to the best artists in French and French-language cinema by foreign journalists working in Paris, the 24th Lumières Awards will be handed out on 4 February 2019 at a ceremony set to be held at the Arab World Institute. 

Among the hopefuls are three titles that have racked up four nominations each and will be duking it out for the Award for Best French Film of the Year: In Safe Hands [+see also:
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 by Jeanne HerryThe Sisters Brothers [+see also:
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interview: Jacques Audiard
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 by Jacques Audiard and Mademoiselle de Joncquières [+see also:
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interview: Emmanuel Mouret
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 by Emmanuel Mouret. In this, the most important category, they will be going head to head with Alex Lutz’s Guy [+see also:
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 (which has notched up three nominations in total) and Mikhaël Hers’ Amanda [+see also:
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interview: Mikhaël Hers
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]
 (two nods, all in all). Interestingly, Jacques Audiard is the only one who has already won this particular trophy (in 2006, for The Beat That My Heart Skipped [+see also:
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). We should also note that Custody [+see also:
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interview: Xavier Legrand
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]
 by Xavier Legrand (nominated for Best Director, among others) has also accumulated four nominations, while three other features can boast three: Shéhérazade [+see also:
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 by Jean-Bernard MarlinLittle Tickles [+see also:
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 by Andréa Bescond and Eric Métayer, and The Trouble With You [+see also:
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interview: Pierre Salvadori
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]
by Pierre Salvadori.

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Receiving nominations for the Best Actress gong are Elodie Bouchez (for In Safe Hands), who is the only one to have already won the prize (in 1999, for The Dreamlife of Angels), Cécile de France (Mademoiselle de Joncquières), Léa Drucker (Custody), Virginie Efira (An Impossible Love [+see also:
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) and Mélanie Thierry (Memoir of War [+see also:
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interview: Emmanuel Finkiel
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]
).

Among the five hopefuls for the Lumière Award for Best Actor are two former winners: Vincent Lindon (running with At War [+see also:
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interview: Stéphane Brizé
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]
), who was crowned in 2016, and Romain Duris (Our Struggles [+see also:
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interview: Guillaume Senez
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]
), who was victorious in 2006. The other male thesps in the running are Vincent Lacoste (Amanda), Alex Lutz (Guy) and Denis Ménochet (Custody).

Here is the full list of nominees:

Best Film
Amanda [+see also:
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interview: Mikhaël Hers
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 - Mikhaël Hers
The Sisters Brothers [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jacques Audiard
film profile
]
 - Jacques Audiard (France/Spain/Romania/USA/Belgium)
Guy [+see also:
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]
 - Alex Lutz
Mademoiselle de Joncquières [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Emmanuel Mouret
film profile
]
 - Emmanuel Mouret
In Safe Hands [+see also:
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]
 - Jeanne Herry (France/Belgium)

Best Director
Jacques Audiard - The Sisters Brothers 
Jeanne Herry – In Safe Hands
Xavier Legrand – Custody [+see also:
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interview: Xavier Legrand
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]

Gaspar Noé – Climax [+see also:
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 (France/Belgium)
Pierre Salvadori – The Trouble With You [+see also:
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interview: Pierre Salvadori
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]

Best Actress
Elodie Bouchez – In Safe Hands
Cécile de France – Mademoiselle de Joncquières
Léa Drucker – Custody 
Virginie Efira – An Impossible Love [+see also:
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]
 (France/Belgium)
Mélanie Thierry – Memoir of War [+see also:
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interview: Emmanuel Finkiel
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]
 (France/Belgium)

Best Actor
Romain Duris – Our Struggles [+see also:
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interview: Guillaume Senez
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]
 (Belgium/France)
Vincent Lacoste – Amanda
Vincent Lindon – At War [+see also:
film review
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interview: Stéphane Brizé
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]

Alex Lutz – Guy
Denis Ménochet – Custody 

Best Screenplay
Andréa Bescond and Eric Métayer – Little Tickles [+see also:
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Jeanne Herry – In Safe Hands
Thomas Lilti – The Freshmen [+see also:
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Emmanuel Mouret – Mademoiselle de Joncquières
Pierre Salvadori, Benoît Graffin and Benjamin Charbit – The Trouble With You

Best Cinematography
Benoît Debie – Climax
Benoît Debie – The Sisters Brothers 
Laurent Desmet – Mademoiselle de Joncquières
Julien Hirsch – One Nation, One King [+see also:
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interview: Pierre Schoeller
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]
 (France/Belgium)
David Ungaro – To the Ends of the World [+see also:
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interview: Guillaume Nicloux
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]
 (France/Belgium) 

Best New Actor 
Anthony Bajon – The Prayer [+see also:
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interview: Cédric Kahn
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]
 (France/Belgium)
William Lebghil – The Freshmen 
Andranic Manet – A Paris Education [+see also:
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interview: Jean-Paul Civeyrac
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]

Félix Maritaud – Sauvage [+see also:
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interview: Camille Vidal-Naquet
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]

Dylan Robert – Shéhérazade [+see also:
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]
 

Best New Actress 
Ophélie Bau – Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno [+see also:
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]
 (France/Italy)
Galatéa Bellugi – The Apparition [+see also:
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interview: Xavier Giannoli
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]

Andréa Bescond – Little Tickles 
Jeanne Cohendy – Head Above Water [+see also:
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]

Kenza Fortas – Shéhérazade 

Best Debut Film
Little Tickles - Andréa Bescond and Eric Métayer
The Wild Boys [+see also:
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interview: Bertrand Mandico
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]
 - Bertrand Mandico
Custody - Xavier Legrand
Sauvage - Camille Vidal-Naquet
Shéhérazade - Jean-Bernard Marlin

Best Film from a French-speaking Country
Capernaum [+see also:
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 - Nadine Labaki (Lebanon/France)
Chris the Swiss [+see also:
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interview: Anja Kofmel
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]
 - Anja Kofmel (Switzerland/Germany/Croatia/Finland)
Girl [+see also:
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interview: Lukas Dhont
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]
 - Lukas Dhont (Belgium/Netherlands)
The Insult [+see also:
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interview: Ziad Doueiri
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]
 - Ziad Doueiri (Lebanon/France/Belgium/USA)
Our Struggles - Guillaume Senez 

Best Animated Film
Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion [+see also:
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]
 - Louis Clichy and Alexandre Astier
Dilili in Paris [+see also:
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]
 - Michel Ocelot (France/Germany/Belgium)
Mutafukaz [+see also:
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]
 - Shojiro Nishimi and Run (France/Japan)
Pachamama [+see also:
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]
 - Juan Antín (France/Luxembourg/Canada)

Best Documentary
Cassandro the Exotico! [+see also:
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 - Marie Losier
Each and Every Moment [+see also:
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]
 - Nicolas Philibert
No Man Is an Island [+see also:
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]
 - Dominique Marchais
Young Solitude [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Claire Simon
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]
 - Claire Simon
Samouni Road [+see also:
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interview: Stefano Savona
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]
- Stefano Savona (Italy/France)

Best Music
Camille Bazbaz – The Trouble With You
Vincent Blanchard and Romain Greffe – Guy
Alexandre Desplat – The Sisters Brothers 
Pierre Desprats – The Wild Boys 
Grégoire Hetzel – An Impossible Love

(Translated from French)

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