The Artist won best film at the Lumière Awards, aka the French Golden Globes, and leading actress Bérénice Bejo received the award for Best Actress.

Poliss received two awards including Best Director for Maïwenn Le Besco, and Best Cinematography for Pierre Aim.  Best screenplay went to Jean-Louis Milesi and Robert Guediguian for The Snows of Kilimanjaro.

Denis Villeneuve received the prize for best Francophone picture from outside France for Incendies.

Omar Sy won Best Actor for his performance in Untouchable. Other acting awards include  Alice Barnole, Adèle Haenel and Céline Sallette shared the prize for most promising new female actress for their performances in Bertrand Bonello’s House of Tolerance and Denis Menochet won most promising new male actor for his performance in Les Adoptés.

The Lumière Awards were launched in 1995 under the initiative of the late producer Daniel Toscan du Plantier and American journalist Edward Behr.

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