Movie Elle looks set to dominate France's Cesar Awards after receiving 11 nominations.
The French drama, about a rape victim tracking down her attacker, landed Huppert a Best Actress Oscar nomination on Tuesday (24Jan17) and she achieved a second nod in as many days when the Cesars, the French equivalent of the Oscars, were announced on Wednesday (25Jan17).
The movie also received mentions in the Best Supporting Actress and Actor categories for Anne Consigny and Laurent Lafitte respectively, Best Film, Best Director for Paul Verhoeven, Best Adapted Screenplay for David Birke, and a number of technical categories.
Huppert faces competition from Marion Cotillard for From the Land of the Moon, Judith Chemla for A Woman’s Life, Virginie Efira for Victoria, Marina Fois for Faultless and Westworld actress Sidse Babett Knudsen for 150 Milligrams.
Jurassic World actor Omar Sy landed a Best Actor nomination for Chocolat and he will go head to head with Gaspard Ulliel, best known internationally as the face of the Bleu de Chanel fragrance, who is nominated for It’s Only the End of the World. Other nominees include Francois Cluzet (Irreplaceable), Pierre Deladonchamps (The Son of John), Nicolas Duvauchelle (A Decent Man), and Fabrice Luchini (Slack Bay).
Other Best Film nominees include Divines, Frantz, The Innocents, Slack Bay, From the Land of the Moon, and Victoria, while Manchester by the Sea, I, Daniel Blake, Toni Erdmann, Aquarius, Graduation, and The Unknown Girl are up for Best Foreign Film.
The Cesar Awards organisers came under fire recently for inviting controversial director Roman Polanski, who is wanted in America for unlawful sex with a minor in the 1970s, to serve as president of the ceremony but he turned down the offer following the furore on Tuesday (24Jan17).
The winners will be announced in Paris on 24 February (17).
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