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The Lumières Award (French: Prix Lumières) (sometimes called the Prix Lumière or Lumière Award) is a French film award presented by the Académie des Lumières to honor the best in the French-speaking cinema of the previous year. The awards ceremony is organized by the Académie des Lumières which consists of over 200 representatives of the international press based in Paris. Today it is regarded as one of the most prestigious French film industry
French film industry
awards, equivalent to the Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Contents

1 History 2 Background

2.1 Directing board

3 Award categories

3.1 Current categories 3.2 Discontinued categories

4 Ceremonies 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

History[edit] The Lumières Award was initiated in 1995 by French producer Daniel Toscan du Plantier and American journalist and ex-Newsweek's Paris correspondent Edward Behr. Their idea was to replicate the Golden Globes given by the foreign press in Hollywood.[1] The Lumières Award is usually presented a month before César Award, the French national film award. Background[edit] Directing board[edit] The president of the academy is Grazyna Arata, the vice-presidents are Pauline Guilmot and Denitza Bantcheva, and the general secretary is Michela Secci. Award categories[edit] Current categories[edit]

Best Film: since 1996 Best Director: since 1996 Best Actor: since 1996 Best Actress: since 1996 Best Screenplay: since 1996 Most Promising Actor: since 2000 Most Promising Actress: since 2000 Best French-Language Film: since 2003 Best First Film
Film
(Prix Heike Hurst): since 2014 Best Cinematography (Prix CST): since 2008 Best Music: since 2016 Best Documentary: since 2016 Special
Special
Jury Prize: since 2013 Honorary Lumières Award: since 2006

Discontinued categories[edit]

World Audience Award Best Foreign Film

Ceremonies[edit]

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Edition Date President(s) Best Film

1st Lumières Awards 29 January 1996 Isabella Rossellini La Haine

2nd Lumières Awards 13 February 1997 Philippe Noiret Ridicule

3rd Lumières Awards 15 December 1998 Fanny Ardant Marius and Jeannette

4th Lumières Awards 16 January 1999 Jean Reno The Dreamlife of Angels

5th Lumières Awards 2 February 2000 Claudia Cardinale The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

6th Lumières Awards 24 January 2001 Frédéric Lopez The Taste of Others

7th Lumières Awards 25 February 2002

Amélie

8th Lumières Awards 14 February 2003 Carole Laure Amen.

9th Lumières Awards 17 February 2004 Patrice Chéreau The Triplets of Belleville

10th Lumières Awards 16 February 2005 Alain Corneau The Chorus

11th Lumières Awards 21 February 2006 Claudia Cardinale The Beat That My Heart Skipped

12th Lumières Awards 5 February 2007 Isabelle Mergault Tell No One

13th Lumières Awards 13 January 2008 Claude Lelouch The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

14th Lumières Awards 19 January 2009 Jeanne Balibar The Class

15th Lumières Awards 15 January 2010 Régis Wargnier Welcome

16th Lumières Awards 14 January 2011 François Berléand Of Gods and Men

17th Lumières Awards 13 January 2012 Catherine Jacob The Artist

18th Lumières Awards 18 January 2013 Victoria Abril Amour

19th Lumières Awards 20 January 2014 Carole Bouquet Blue Is the Warmest Colour

20th Lumières Awards 2 February 2015 Claudia Cardinale, Victoria Abril Carole Laure, Catherine Jacob and Isabelle Mergault Timbuktu

21st Lumières Awards 8 February 2016

Mustang

22nd Lumières Awards 30 January 2017

Elle

23rd Lumières Awards 5 February 2018

BPM (Beats per Minute)

See also[edit]

César Award Magritte Award Golden Globe Award

References[edit]

^ L' Académie des Lumières Archived 2013-10-17 at the Wayback Machine. "À l'image des Golden Globe Awards décernés chaque année par l'Association de la presse étrangère de Hollywood, l'Académie des Lumières veut souligner le grand intérêt que porte au cinéma français la presse internationale largement représentée à Paris."

External links[edit]

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Lumières Awards

Current awards

Best Film Best Director Best Actor Best Actress Most Promising Actor Most Promising Actress Best Screenplay Best French-Language Film Best First Film
Film
(Prix Heike Hurst) Best Cinematography (Prix CST) Best Music Best Documentary Best Animated Film Special
Special
Jury Prize Honorary Award

Retired awards

World Audience Award Best Foreign Film

Award ceremonies

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

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