Awards: Skandies, Césars, and More

This year’s Skandies countdown has begun. Mike D’Angelo’s twenty-third annual survey of critics he knows and trusts is always one of most interesting of the many best-of-the-year lists to spend time with. There are nine categories, including best scene, which we often get to revisit as a clip, and each day, over period of twenty days, offers a new round. The countdown began on Monday with all the titles and names that have placed twentieth, for example; yesterday, nineteenth; and so it goes. What’s more, D’Angelo places each day’s results within the context of Skandies history.

“Robin Campillo’s BPM (Beats Per Minute), Albert Dupontel’s Au revoir là-haut, Mathieu Amalric’s Barbara, and Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache’s C’est la Vie lead the nominations for the César Awards, France’s equivalent of the Oscars,” reports Variety’s Elsa Keslassy. Have a look at the breakdown by category at Movie On.

BPM has also scored with the French Union of Critics (Syndicat Français de la Critique de Cinéma), winning Best French Film of the Year, as Fabien Lemercier reports for Cineuropa, where he lists all of last night’s winners.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced that it’ll bestow its “highest accolade,” a Fellowship, to Ridley Scott at the BAFTA awards ceremony on February 18.

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