CAESAR. The César 2022 takes place this Friday, February 25, 2022, live from the Olympia. Presented by Antoine de Caunes, the ceremony promises to put cinema at the heart of the evening.
[Mis à jour le 24 février 2022 à 9h11] During its previous edition, the Césars caused a lot of ink to flow, after a year marked by the closure of cinemas and the political happening of Corinne Masiero. The 2022 ceremony is therefore expected at the turn. This will take place this Friday, February 25, live from the Olympia. Viewers will be able to follow the evening in the clear on Canal+, while radio enthusiasts can turn to Europe 1.
After Marina Fois, Anthony of Caunes was chosen to host the César 2022. The comedian said it straight away, he does not want “another Masiero”. A few days before the French cinema award ceremony, the man who hosted the César nine times already promised on Europe 1 to “put cinema back at the heart of the system, that we talk about cinema, that we have the pleasure to return to the rooms.”
“I want a joyful evening, emotions and laughter,” he said a few days earlier in Le Figaro. With the JDD, Antoine De Caunes specified that he wanted an evening “as warm as possible”. This is the tenth time that Antoine de Caunes has donned the costume of the loyal master of the Caesars, becoming the personality most in demand to animate the ceremony. AT his sides, the screenwriter and director Danielle Thompson will chair the 2022 evening.
Difficult to make predictions before the evening of the Caesars, the Academy often tending to thwart expectations. If we look at the number of nominations, lost illusions are the big favorite with 15 citations, and could offer his first reward to Benjamin Voisin. He is followed by Annette (11 nominations), Aline (10 nominations), and Tray North (7 nominations). We can imagine Annette won several prizes, such as directing, photography, or original music by Leos Carax, while Aline can offer a reward to Valérie Lemercier.
Titanium is also likely to win a few prizes, such as cinematography or direction, even if the last Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival was snubbed from the Best Picture category. Quoted 4 times The event, film on abortion in the 1960s could however create a surprise since the film has already won the Golden Lion at the last Venice Film Festival. Social film on the crisis of the hospital and the yellow vests, The divide could also collect some prizes.
Tributes to Gaspard Ulliel and Jean-Paul Belmondo
Among the highlights of the César 2022, we will obviously count the in memoriam. A tribute will be paid to the personalities of French cinema who have passed away recently: this is the case of John Paul Belmondo and Gaspard Ulliel. Viewers of the ceremony, broadcast live and unencrypted on Canal+ on Friday, can expect a strong emotional moment to salute the disappearance of these two actors appreciated by the public and the profession.
Mentioning the tragic death of Gaspard Ulliel, Antoine de Caunes revealed in the columns of Télé Cable Sat Hebdo that “we are simply going to dedicate the evening to him and make a beautiful opening extract” in a “sober and dignified way, in his image”. Among the other missing persons of the year who will be honored during the César 2022, we can also expect specific tributes to Bertrand Tavernier and Jean-Jacques Beineix.
The date of the César 2022 was made official by Canal + at the same time as the appointment of its master of ceremonies. Antoine de Caunes will present the evening on the channel, unencrypted and live, on Friday, February 25, 2022, from 9 p.m. It will precede the Oscars ceremony, scheduled for March 27, by one month.
The Academy has unveiled the list of nominations for the 47th Cesar ceremony on January 26, 2022. In total, “Illusions perdus” dominates with 15 nominations and is the big favorite of the year 2022. He is followed by “Annette” (11 nominations), “Aline” (10 nominations), and “Bac Nord” (7 nominations). “Titanium”, Palme d’Or at the last Cannes Film Festival, has “only” received four nominations and does not appear in the César list for best film. Below, discover the films in competition:
Cesar for Best Film
- North ferry
- The event
- The divide
- lost illusions
- Onoda, 10,000 nights in the jungle