The Info List - César Award For Best Actress

The César Award
César Award
for Best Actress (French: César de la meilleure actrice) is one of the César Awards, presented annually by the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma to recognize the outstanding performance in a leading role of an actress who has worked within the French film industry during the year preceding the ceremony. Nominees and winner are selected via a run-off voting by all the members of the Académie.


1 History

1.1 Superlatives 1.2 Posthumous nominations 1.3 International presence 1.4 Other awards

2 Winners and nominees

2.1 1970s 2.2 1980s 2.3 1990s 2.4 2000s 2.5 2010s

3 Multiple nominations 4 See also 5 External links

History[edit] Superlatives[edit]

Superlative Best Actress Best Supporting Actress Overall (including Most Promising Actress)

Actress with most awards Isabelle Adjani 5 Dominique Blanc 3 Isabelle Adjani 5

Actress with most nominations Isabelle Huppert 14 Noémie Lvovsky 6 Isabelle Huppert 16

Actress with most nominations without ever winning Emmanuelle Béart 5 Noémie Lvovsky 6 Noémie Lvovsky 7

Film with most nominations Too Beautiful for You The Ceremony 8 Women Feelings Polisse 2 The Crisis 3 Venus Beauty Institute 8 Women Polisse 4

Oldest winner Emmanuelle Riva 85 Suzanne Flon 72 Emmanuelle Riva 85

Oldest nominee Emmanuelle Riva 85 Claude Gensac 87 Claude Gensac 87

Youngest winner Sandrine Bonnaire 18 Déborah Lukumuena 22 Charlotte Gainsbourg 14

Youngest nominee Charlotte Gainsbourg 17 Christine Pascal 22 Charlotte Gainsbourg 14

As of 2017, 78 actresses have been nominated in the category, with a total of 32 different winners. The average age at first nomination is 36 and the average age of winners at first win is 39. With five wins (1982, 1984, 1989, 1995, 2010), Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
has more César Award
César Award
for Best Actress than any other woman. Six actresses have won two Best Actress César: Romy Schneider
Romy Schneider
(1976, 1979), Sabine Azéma (1985, 1987), Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
(1981, 1993), Nathalie Baye (1983, 2006), Yolande Moreau
Yolande Moreau
(2005, 2009) and Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(1996, 2017). Adjani also holds the record of most César Award
César Award
in an acting category and of most César in a single artistic category. She is followed with 4 César by Dominique Blanc
Dominique Blanc
(1 Best Actress César and 3 Best Supporting Actress César) and Nathalie Baye
Nathalie Baye
(2 Best Actress César and 2 Best Supporting Actress César). Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
holds the record of most nominations with 14. Including Best Supporting Actress, Huppert has been nominated a total of 16 times, which makes her the overall most-nominated female performer. Cécile de France
is the only actress to have been nominated for two different roles the same year, in 2007 for Avenue Montaigne and for When I Was a Singer. The Académie has since modified the nomination rules to ensure that no one could receive more than one individual nomination by category. Eight women have won both the César Award
César Award
for Best Actress and the César Award
César Award
for Best Supporting Actress:

Nathalie Baye
Nathalie Baye
(Best Supporting Actress in 1981 and 1982, Best Actress in 1983 and 2006) Annie Girardot
Annie Girardot
(Best Actress in 1977, Best Supporting Actress in 1996 and 2002), Dominique Blanc
Dominique Blanc
(Best Supporting Actress in 1991, 1993 and 1999, Best Actress in 2001), Karin Viard
Karin Viard
(Best Actress in 2000, Best Supporting Actress in 2003), Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(Best Supporting Actress in 2005, Best Actress in 2008), Emmanuelle Devos
Emmanuelle Devos
(Best Actress in 2002, Best Supporting Actress in 2010), Adèle Haenel
Adèle Haenel
(Best Supporting Actress in 2014, Best Actress in 2015), Catherine Frot
Catherine Frot
(Best Supporting Actress in 1997, Best Actress in 2016).

Nathalie Baye
Nathalie Baye
is the only actress with multiple wins in both categories. She is also the only performer to have won an acting César in three consecutive years, in 1981, 1982 and 1983. Three films have received both accolades: One Deadly Summer in 1984 (Best Actress to Isabelle Adjani, Best Supporting Actress to Suzanne Flon), Indochine in 1993 (Best Actress to Catherine Deneuve, Best Supporting Actress to Dominique Blanc) and Queen Margot in 1995 (Best Actress to Isabelle Adjani, Best Supporting Actress to Virna Lisi). Five women have won the César Award
César Award
for Best Actress after previously winning the César Award
César Award
for Most Promising Actress:

Sandrine Bonnaire
Sandrine Bonnaire
(Most Promising Actress in 1984, Best Actress in 1986), Elodie Bouchez
Elodie Bouchez
(Most Promising Actress in 1995, Best Actress in 1999), Sylvie Testud
Sylvie Testud
(Most Promising Actress in 2001, Best Actress in 2004), Sara Forestier
Sara Forestier
(Most Promising Actress in 2004, Best Actress in 2011), Sandrine Kiberlain
Sandrine Kiberlain
(Most Promising Actress in 1996, Best Actress in 2014).

Only one film has received both accolades: The Dreamlife of Angels
The Dreamlife of Angels
in 1999 (Best Actress to Elodie Bouchez, Most Promising Actress to Natacha Régnier). Thirteen women have received nominations in the three competitive acting categories: Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Most Promising Actress. They are Emmanuelle Béart, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dominique Blanc, Anne Brochet, Karin Viard, Sandrine Kiberlain, Emmanuelle Devos, Cécile de France, Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Emilie Dequenne, Sara Forestier
Sara Forestier
and Adèle Haenel. So far, no actress has achieved to win the three awards. To date, the longest living winner is Jeanne Moreau, aged 89, and the most short-lived is Romy Schneider, who died at 43. The earliest winner who is still alive is Miou-Miou
(Memoirs of a French Whore, 1980). Posthumous nominations[edit] There have been only two posthumous nominations for any acting César and both occurred in the Best Actress category. Romy Schneider
Romy Schneider
was nominated in 1983 for The Passerby, seven months after her death possibly by suicide. Pascale Ogier
Pascale Ogier
died of a drug overdose at 25, three months before receiving a nomination for Full Moon in Paris in 1985. Romy Schneider
Romy Schneider
is the only actress to have been presented a posthumous Honorary César, in 2008. Actor Alain Delon
Alain Delon
presented the César, as the date also corresponded to the forty years of the iconic film La Piscine in which they starred together. During the standing ovation, he turned towards a giant portrait of the actress and declared in German that she was the love of his life. International presence[edit] As the César Awards
César Awards
are centered on the French Cinema, the majority of recipients are French and performed in French language. The only non-French winner of the Best Actress César is Belgian actress Yolande Moreau
Yolande Moreau
(2005, 2009). Romy Schneider
Romy Schneider
was born German and Bérénice Bejo
Bérénice Bejo
Argentine, but both had become French naturalized citizens by the time of their wins. International actresses who have received nomination are:

Algeria: Soria Zeroual, Belgium: Cécile de France, Marie Gillain, Yolande Moreau, Emilie Dequenne, Virginie Efira
Virginie Efira
(she holds dual Belgian-French citizenship), Denmark: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Germany: Nastassja Kinski, Hong Kong: Maggie Cheung, India: Sanaya Irani, Morocco: Loubna Abidar, Switzerland: Irène Jacob, United Kingdom: Jane Birkin, Charlotte Rampling, Tilda Swinton, Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas
(she holds dual British-French citizenship), United States: Julia Migenes.

The Best Actress César has been awarded twice for a foreign-language performance: to Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
for her English-language
performance in Possession (1982) and to Sylvie Testud
Sylvie Testud
for her Japanese-language performance in Fear and Trembing (2004). In addition, Bérénice Bejo is the only performer in the history of the César to receive an award for a silent role, in The Artist (2012). Other awards[edit] Five actresses have received nominations for both the César Award
César Award
for Best Actress and the Academy Award for Best Actress:

Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
twice: first in 1976 for The Story of Adèle H.
The Story of Adèle H.
(lost both awards), then in 1989 for Camille Claudel
Camille Claudel
(won the César but lost the Oscar); Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
in 1993 for Indochine (won the César but lost the Oscar); Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
twice: first in 2008 for La Vie en Rose (won both awards), then in 2015 for Two Days, One Night
Two Days, One Night
(lost both awards); Emmanuelle Riva
Emmanuelle Riva
in 2013 for Amour (won the César but lost the Oscar). Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
in 2017 for Elle (won the César but lost the Oscar).

Cotillard is the only woman to have won a Best Actress César and Oscar for the same performance. The other actress to have won both awards is Simone Signoret, but she did it with two different films. Bérénice Bejo
Bérénice Bejo
is the only actress to have been nominated for the César Award
César Award
for Best Actress and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, in 2012 for The Artist; she won the César but lost the Oscar. Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
is the only actress to have won both awards, but for two different performances. Two actresses have won both the Best Actress César and the Best Actress Award of the Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
for the same performance: Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
for Possession and Elodie Bouchez
Elodie Bouchez
for The Dreamlife of Angels. In addition, Simone Signoret, Jeanne Moreau, Isabelle Huppert and Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
have won both awards as well, but not for the same role. Winners and nominees[edit] Following the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma (AATC)'s practice, the films below are listed by year of ceremony, which corresponds to the year following the film's year of release. For example, the César for Best Actress of 2010 was awarded on February 27, 2010 for a performance in a film released between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009. Actresses are selected via a two-round vote: first round to choose the nominees, second round to designate the winner. All the members of the Académie, without regard to their branch, are eligible to vote on both rounds. The number of nominees, initially set to four, was expanded to five in 1984 and then to seven in 2012. Winners are listed first in bold, followed by the other nominees in alphabetic order. 1970s[edit]

Year Winner and Nominees Film Original Title Role(s)

1976 (1st)

Romy Schneider That Most Important Thing: Love L'Important c'est d'aimer Nadine Chevalier

Isabelle Adjani The Story of Adele H. L'Histoire d'Adèle H. Adèle Hugo

Catherine Deneuve Lovers Like Us Le Sauvage Nelly Ratabou

Delphine Seyrig India
Song Anne-Marie Stretter

1977 (2nd)

Annie Girardot Docteur Françoise Gailland Françoise Gailland

Isabelle Adjani Barocco Laure

Miou-Miou F comme Fairbanks Marie

Romy Schneider Une Femme à sa fenêtre Margot Santorini

1978 (3rd)

Simone Signoret Madame Rosa La Vie devant soi Madame Rosa

Brigitte Fossey Les Enfants du placard Juliette

Isabelle Huppert The Lacemaker La Dentellière Pomme

Miou-Miou This Sweet Sickness Dites-lui que je l'aime Juliette

Delphine Seyrig Repérages Julie

1979 (4th)

Romy Schneider A Simple Story Une Histoire simple Marie

Anouk Aimée Mon premier amour Jane Romain

Annie Girardot The Key Is in the Door La Clé sur la porte Marie Arnault

Isabelle Huppert Violette Nozière Violette Nozière


Year Winner and Nominees Film Original Title Role(s)

1980 (5th)

Miou-Miou Memoirs of a French Whore La Dérobade Marie

Nastassja Kinski Tess Tess d'Uberville

Dominique Laffin The Crying Woman La Femme qui pleure Dominique

Romy Schneider Clair de femme Lydia

1981 (6th)

Catherine Deneuve The Last Metro Le Dernier Métro Marion Steiner

Nathalie Baye A Week's Vacation Une Semaine de vacances Laurence

Nicole Garcia My American Uncle Mon Oncle d'Amérique Janine Garnier

Isabelle Huppert Loulou Nelly

1982 (7th)

Isabelle Adjani Possession Anna / Helen

Fanny Ardant The Woman Next Door La Femme d'à côté Mathilde Bauchard

Catherine Deneuve Hotel America Hôtel des Amériques Hélène

Isabelle Huppert Coup de torchon Rose Marcaillou

1983 (8th)

Nathalie Baye La Balance Nicole Danet

Miou-Miou Josepha Josepha Manet

Romy Schneider
Romy Schneider
(posthumous) The Passerby La Passante du Sans-Souci Elsa Wiener / Lina Baumstein

Simone Signoret L'Etoile du Nord Madame Baron

1984 (9th)

Isabelle Adjani One Deadly Summer L'Eté meurtrier Eliane

Fanny Ardant Confidentially Yours Vivement dimanche ! Barbara Becker

Nathalie Baye J'ai épousé une ombre Hélène Georges

Nicole Garcia Les Mots pour le dire Marie

Miou-Miou Entre Nous Coup de foudre Madeleine

1985 (10th)

Sabine Azéma A Sunday in the Country Un Dimanche à la campagne Irène

Jane Birkin The Pirate La Pirate Alma

Valérie Kaprisky The Public Woman La Femme publique Ethel

Julia Migenes Carmen Carmen

Pascale Ogier
Pascale Ogier
(posthumous) Full Moon in Paris Les Nuits de la pleine lune Louise

1986 (11th)

Sandrine Bonnaire Vagabond Sans Toit ni loi Mona Bergeron

Isabelle Adjani Subway Helena

Juliette Binoche Rendez-vous Nina / Anne Larrieux

Nicole Garcia Death in a French Garden Péril en la demeure Julia Tombsthay

Charlotte Rampling He Died with His Eyes Open On ne meurt que deux fois Barbara Spark

1987 (12th)

Sabine Azéma Mélo Romaine Belcroix

Juliette Binoche Mauvais Sang Anna

Jane Birkin La Femme de ma vie Laura

Béatrice Dalle Betty Blue 37°2 le matin Betty

Miou-Miou Ménage Tenue de soirée Monique

1988 (13th)

Anémone The Grand Highway Le Grand Chemin Marcelle

Sandrine Bonnaire Under the Sun of Satan Sous le Soleil de Satan Mouchette

Catherine Deneuve Agent trouble Amanda Webber

Nastassja Kinski Maladie d'amour Juliette

Jeanne Moreau The Miracle Le Miraculé Sabine

1989 (14th)

Isabelle Adjani Camille Claudel Camille Claudel

Catherine Deneuve A Strange Place to Meet Drôle d'endroit pour une rencontre France

Charlotte Gainsbourg The Little Thief La Petite Voleuse Janine Castang

Isabelle Huppert Story of Women Une Affaire de femmes Marie Latour

Miou-Miou The Reader La Lectrice Constance / Marie


Year Winner and Nominees Film Original Title Role(s)

1990 (15th)

Carole Bouquet Too Beautiful for You Trop belle pour toi Florence Barthélémy

Sabine Azéma Life and Nothing But La Vie et rien d'autre Irène de Courtil

Josiane Balasko Too Beautiful for You Trop belle pour toi Colette Chevassu

Emmanuelle Béart Les Enfants du désordre Marie

Sandrine Bonnaire Monsieur Hire Alice

1991 (16th)

Anne Parillaud Nikita Nikita

Nathalie Baye Un week-end sur deux Camille Valmont

Anne Brochet Cyrano de Bergerac Roxane

Tsilla Chelton Tatie Danielle Danielle Billard

Miou-Miou May Fools Milou en mai Camille

1992 (17th)

Jeanne Moreau The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea La Vielle qui marchait dans la mer Lady M.

Emmanuelle Béart La Belle Noiseuse Marianne

Juliette Binoche The Lovers on the Bridge Les Amants du Pont-Neuf Michèle STalens

Anouk Grinberg Merci la vie Joëlle

Irène Jacob The Double Life of Véronique La double vie de Véronique Weronika / Véronique

1993 (18th)

Catherine Deneuve Indochine Eliane Devries

Anémone Le petit Prince a dit Mélanie

Emmanuelle Béart A Heart in Winter Un Cœur en hiver Camille

Juliette Binoche Damage Fatale Anna Barton

Caroline Cellier Le Zèbre Camille

1994 (19th)

Juliette Binoche Three Colors: Blue Trois Couleurs : Bleu Julie Vignon de Courcy

Sabine Azéma Smoking/No Smoking Célia / Sylvie / Irène / Jospéhine

Josiane Balasko Tout le monde n'a pas eu la chance d'avoir des parents communistes Irène

Catherine Deneuve My Favorite Season Ma Saison préférée Emilie

Anouk Grinberg 1, 2, 3, Sun Un, deux, trois, soleil Victorine

Miou-Miou Germinal Maheude

1995 (20th)

Isabelle Adjani Queen Margot La Reine Margot Marguerite de Valois

Anémone Something Fishy Pas très catholique Maxime Chabrier

Sandrine Bonnaire Joan the Maiden Jeanne la Pucelle Joan of Arc

Isabelle Huppert The Separation La Séparation Anne

Irène Jacob Three Colors: Red Trois Couleurs : Rouge Valentine Dussaut

1996 (21st)

Isabelle Huppert The Ceremony La Cérémonie Jeanne

Sabine Azéma Happiness Is in the Field Le Bonheur est dans le pré Nicole Bergeade

Emmanuelle Béart Nelly and Mr. Arnaud Nelly et Monsieur Arnaud Nelly

Juliette Binoche The Horseman on the Roof Le Hussard sur le toit Pauline de Théus

Sandrine Bonnaire The Ceremony La Cérémonie Sophie

1997 (22nd)

Fanny Ardant Pédale douce Eva

Catherine Deneuve Thieves Les Voleurs Marie Leblanc

Charlotte Gainsbourg Love, etc. Marie

Anouk Grinberg My Man Mon Homme Marie Abarth

Marie Trintignant Le Cri de la soie Marie Benjamin

1998 (23rd)

Ariane Ascaride Marius and Jeannette Marius et Jeannette Jeannette

Sabine Azéma Same Old Song On connaît la chanson Odile Lalande

Marie Gillain On Guard Le Bossu Aurore de Nevers

Sandrine Kiberlain Seventh Heaven Le Septième ciel Mathilde

Miou-Miou Dry Cleaning Nettoyage à sec Nicole

1999 (24th)

Elodie Bouchez The Dreamlife of Angels La Vie rêvée des anges Isa

Catherine Deneuve Place Vendôme Marianne

Isabelle Huppert The School of Flesh L'Ecole de la chair Dominique

Sandrine Kiberlain For Sale A vendre France

Marie Trintignant Comme elle respire Jeanne


Year Winner and Nominees Film Original Title Role(s)

2000 (25th)

Karin Viard Haut les cœurs ! Emma

Nathalie Baye Venus Beauty Institute Vénus Beauté (Institut) Angèle

Sandrine Bonnaire East/West Est-Ouest Marie Golovine

Catherine Frot La Dilettante Pierrette Dumortier

Vanessa Paradis Girl on the Bridge La Fille sur le pont Adèle

2001 (26th)

Dominique Blanc Stand-by Hélène

Emmanuelle Béart Sentimental Destinies Les Destinées sentimentales Pauline

Juliette Binoche The Widow of Saint-Pierre La Veuve de Saint-Pierre Madame La

Isabelle Huppert The King's Daughters Saint-Cyr Madame de Maintenon

Muriel Robin Marie-Line Marie-Line

2002 (27th)

Emmanuelle Devos Read My Lips Sur mes lèvres Carla Behm

Catherine Frot Chaos Hélène

Isabelle Huppert The Piano Teacher La Pianiste Erika Kohut

Charlotte Rampling Under the Sand Sous le sable Marie Drillon

Audrey Tautou Amélie Le Fabuleux destin d' Amélie
Poulain Amélie

2003 (28th)

Isabelle Carré Beautiful Memories Se Souvenir des belles choses Claire Poussin

Fanny Ardant 8 Women Huit Femmes Pierrette

Ariane Ascaride Marie-Jo and Her Two Lovers Marie-Jo et ses deux amours Marie-Jo

Juliette Binoche Jet Lag Décalage horaire Rose

Isabelle Huppert 8 Women Huit Femmes Augustine

2004 (29th)

Sylvie Testud Fear and Trembling Stupeur et tremblements Amélie

Josiane Balasko That Woman Cette femme-là Michèle Varin

Nathalie Baye Feelings Les Sentiments Carole

Isabelle Carré Feelings Les Sentiments Edith

Charlotte Rampling Swimming Pool Sarah Morton

2005 (30th)

Yolande Moreau When the Sea Rises Quand la mer monte... Irène

Maggie Cheung Clean Emily

Emmanuelle Devos Kings and Queen Rois et reine Nora

Audrey Tautou A Very Long Engagement Un long dimanche de fiançailles Mathilde

Karin Viard The Role of Her Life Le Rôle de sa vie Claire Rocher

2006 (31st)

Nathalie Baye The Young Lieutenant Le petit lieutenant Commandant Vaudieu

Isabelle Carré Entre ses mains Claire Gauthier

Anne Consigny Not Here to Be Loved Je ne suis pas là pour être aimé Françoise Rubion

Isabelle Huppert Gabrielle Gabrielle Hervey

Valérie Lemercier Palais royal ! Princesse Armelle

2007 (32nd)

Marina Hands Lady Chatterley Lady Chatterley

Cécile de France Avenue Montaigne Fauteuils d'orchestre Jessica

Cécile de France When I Was a Singer Quand j'étais chanteur Marion

Catherine Frot The Page Turner La Tourneuse de pages Ariane Fouchécourt

Charlotte Gainsbourg I Do Prête-moi ta main Emma

2008 (33rd)

Marion Cotillard La Vie en Rose La môme Edith Piaf

Isabelle Carré Anna M. Anna M.

Cécile de France A Secret Un Secret Tania

Marina Foïs Darling Catherine Nicolle a.k.a. Darling

Catherine Frot Odette Toulemonde Odette Toulemonde

2009 (34th)

Yolande Moreau Séraphine Séraphine Louis

Catherine Frot Le crime est notre affaire Prudence Beresford

Kristin Scott Thomas I've Loved You So Long Il y a longtemps que je t'aime Juliette Fontaine

Tilda Swinton Julia Julia

Sylvie Testud Sagan Françoise Sagan


Year Winner and Nominees Film Original Title Role(s)

2010 (35th)

Isabelle Adjani Skirt Day La Journée de la jupe Sonia Bergerac

Dominique Blanc The Other One L'Autre Anne-Marie

Sandrine Kiberlain Mademoiselle Chambon Véronique Chambon

Kristin Scott Thomas Leaving Partir Suzanne

Audrey Tautou Coco Before Chanel Coco avant Chanel Gabrielle Chanel

2011 (36th)

Sara Forestier The Names of Love Le Nom des gens Bahia Benmahmoud

Isabelle Carré Romantics Anonymous Les Emotifs anonymes Angélique

Catherine Deneuve Potiche Suzanne Pujol

Charlotte Gainsbourg The Tree L'Arbre Dawn O'Neil

Kristin Scott Thomas Sarah's Key Elle s'appelait Sarah Julia Jarmond

2012 (37th)

Bérénice Bejo The Artist Peppy Miller

Ariane Ascaride The Snows of Kilimanjaro Les Neiges du Kilimandjaro Marie-Claire

Leïla Bekhti The Source La Source des femmes Leïla

Valérie Donzelli Declaration of War La Guerre est déclarée Juliette

Marina Foïs Polisse Iris

Marie Gillain All Our Desires Toutes nos envies Claire

Karin Viard Polisse Nadine

2013 (38th)

Emmanuelle Riva Amour Anne Laurent

Marion Cotillard Rust and Bone De rouille et d'os Stéphanie

Catherine Frot Haute Cuisine Les saveurs du Palais Hortense Laborie

Noémie Lvovsky Camille Rewinds Camille redouble Camille Vaillant

Corinne Masiero Louise Wimmer Louise Wimmer

Léa Seydoux Farewell, My Queen Les Adieux à la Reine Sidonie Laborde

Hélène Vincent A Few Hours of Spring Quelques heures de printemps Yvette Évrard

2014 (39th)

Sandrine Kiberlain 9 Month Stretch 9 mois ferme Ariane Felder

Fanny Ardant Bright Days Ahead Les Beaux Jours Caroline

Bérénice Bejo The Past Le Passé Marie Brisson

Catherine Deneuve On My Way Elle s'en va Bettie

Sara Forestier Suzanne Suzanne

Emmanuelle Seigner Venus in Fur La Vénus à la fourrure Vanda

Léa Seydoux Blue Is the Warmest Colour La Vie d'Adèle – Chapitres 1 & 2 Emma

2015 (40th)

Adèle Haenel Love at First Fight Les Combattants Madeleine

Juliette Binoche Clouds of Sils Maria Sils Maria Maria Enders

Marion Cotillard Two Days, One Night Deux Jours, Une Nuit Sandra Bya

Catherine Deneuve In the Courtyard Dans la cour Mathilde

Emilie Dequenne Not My Type Pas son genre Jennifer

Sandrine Kiberlain Elle l'adore Muriel Bayen

Karin Viard The Bélier Family La Famille Bélier Gigi Bélier

2016 (41st)

Catherine Frot Marguerite Marguerite Dumont

Loubna Abidar Much Loved Noha

Emmanuelle Bercot Mon roi Tony

Cécile de France Summertime La Belle Saison Carole

Catherine Deneuve Standing Tall La Tête haute Florence Blaque

Isabelle Huppert Valley of Love Isabelle

Soria Zeroual Fatima Fatima

2017 (42nd)

Isabelle Huppert Elle Michèle Leblanc

Judith Chemla A Woman's Life Une vie Jeanne du Perthuis des Vauds

Marion Cotillard From the Land of the Moon Mal de pierres Gabrielle

Virginie Efira In Bed with Victoria Victoria Victoria Spick

Marina Foïs Irréprochable Constance

Sidse Babett Knudsen 150 Milligrams La Fille de Brest Irène Frachon

Soko The Dancer La Danseuse Loie Fuller

Multiple nominations[edit]

2 nominations

Yolande Moreau
Yolande Moreau
(2 wins) Berenice Bejo (1 win) Dominique Blanc
Dominique Blanc
(1 win) Emmanuelle Devos
Emmanuelle Devos
(1 win) Sara Forestier
Sara Forestier
(1 win) Annie Girardot
Annie Girardot
(1 win) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(1 win) Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret
(1 win) Sylvie Testud
Sylvie Testud
(1 win) Léa Seydoux Delphine Seyrig Marie Gillain Irène Jacob Nastassja Kinski Marie Trintigant Jane Birkin

3 nominations

(1 win) Ariane Ascaride
Ariane Ascaride
(1 win) Josiane Balasko Marina Foïs Nicole Garcia Anouk Grinberg Charlotte Rampling Kristin Scott Thomas Audrey Tautou

4 nominations

Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(1 win) Karin Viard
Karin Viard
(1 win) Charlotte Gainsbourg Cécile de France

5 nominations

Romy Schneider
Romy Schneider
(2 wins) Fanny Ardant
Fanny Ardant
(1 win) Isabelle Carré
Isabelle Carré
(1 win) Sandrine Kiberlain
Sandrine Kiberlain
(1 win) Emmanuelle Béart

6 nominations

Sabine Azéma
Sabine Azéma
(2 wins) Sandrine Bonnaire
Sandrine Bonnaire
(1 win)

7 nominations

Nathalie Baye
Nathalie Baye
(2 wins) Catherine Frot
Catherine Frot
(1 win)

8 nominations

Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
(5 wins)

9 nominations

Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(1 win)

10 nominations

(1 win)

13 nominations

Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
(2 wins)

14 nominations

Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2 wins)

Four actresses share the record of most consecutive nominations with 3: Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(1992, 1993, 1994), Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2001, 2002, 2003), Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas
(2009, 2010, 2011) and Catherine Deneuve (2014, 2015, 2016). See also[edit]

Lumières Award for Best Actress Magritte Award for Best Actress European Film Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Actress Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress BAFTA Award for Best Actress David di Donatello for Best Actress Goya Award for Best Actress

External links[edit]

Official website César Award
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César Award
for Best Actress

1976 Romy Schneider 1977 Annie Girardot 1978 Simone Signoret 1979 Romy Schneider 1980 Miou-Miou 1981 Catherine Deneuve 1982 Isabelle Adjani 1983 Nathalie Baye 1984 Isabelle Adjani 1985 Sabine Azéma 1986 Sandrine Bonnaire 1987 Sabine Azéma 1988 Anémone 1989 Isabelle Adjani 1990 Carole Bouquet 1991 Anne Parillaud 1992 Jeanne Moreau 1993 Catherine Deneuve 1994 Juliette Binoche 1995 Isabelle Adjani 1996 Isabelle Huppert 1997 Fanny Ardant 1998 Ariane Ascaride 1999 Élodie Bouchez 2000 Karin Viard 2001 Dominique Blanc 2002 Emmanuelle Devos 2003 Isabelle Carré 2004 Sylvie Testud 2005 Yolande Moreau 2006 Nathalie Baye 2007 Marina Hands 2008 Marion Cotillard 2009 Yolande Moreau 2010 Isabelle Adjani 2011 Sara Forestier 2012 Bérénice Bejo 2013 Emmanuelle Riva 2014 Sandrine Kiberlain 2015 Adèle Haenel 2016 Catherine Frot 2017 Isabelle Huppert 2018 Jeanne Balibar

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César Awards

Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma (founded by Georges Cravenne)

Merit awards

Best Film Best Director Best Actor Best Actress Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress Most Promising Actor Most Promising Actress Best Adaptation Best Original Screenplay Best First Feature Film Best Foreign Film Best Animated Feature Film Best Animated Short Film Best Documentary Film Best Short Film Best Cinematography Best Costume Design Best Editing Best Original Music Best Sound Best Production Design


Honorary Award Prix Daniel Toscan du Plantier Trophée César & Techniques Médaille d’Or

Retired awards

Best Film from the European Union (2002–2004) Best Poster (1986–1990) Best Producer (1995–1996) Best Writing (Adaptation or Original) (1976–2005) Best French Language Film (1984–1986) Best Documentary Short (1977–1991) Best Fiction Short (1977–1991)

Award ceremonies

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