ⓘ 7th César Awards

                                     

ⓘ 7th Cesar Awards

The 7th Cesar Awards ceremony, presented by the Academie des Arts et Techniques du Cinema, honoured the best French films of 1981 and took place on 27 February 1982 at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. The ceremony was chaired by Orson Welles and hosted by Pierre Tchernia and Jacques Martin. Quest for Fire won the award for Best Film.

                                     

1. Winners and nominees

The winners are highlighted in bold:

  • Best Documentary Short: Reporters, directed by Raymond Depardon Ci-Gisent, directed by Valerie Moncorge Solange Giraud, nee Tache, directed by Simone Bitton
  • Best Music: Vladimir Cosma, for Diva Philippe Sarde, for La Guerre du feu Ennio Morricone, for Le Professionnel Francis Lai, Michel Legrand, for Les Uns et les Autres
  • Best Production Design: Max Douy, for Malevil Alexandre Trauner, for Coup de Torchon Hilton McConnico, for Diva Brian Morris, for La Guerre du feu
  • Best Supporting Actor: Guy Marchand, for Garde à vue Jean-Pierre Marielle, for Coup de Torchon Eddy Mitchell, for Coup de Torchon Gerard Lanvin, for Une etrange affaire
  • Best Supporting Actress: Nathalie Baye, for Une etrange affaire Stephane Audran, for Coup de Torchon Veronique Silver, for La Femme dà cote Sabine Haudepin, for Hotel des Ameriques
  • Best Fiction Short: Les Photos dAlix, directed by Jean Eustache Cher Alexandre, directed by Anne Lemonier Le Concept subtil, directed by Gerard Krawczyk Le Rat noir damerique, directed by Jerome Enrico
  • Best Animated Short: La Tendresse du maudit, directed by Jean-Manuel Costa Trois themes, directed by Alexander Alexeieff LEchelle, directed by Alain Ughetto
  • Best Editing: Albert Jurgenson, for Garde à vue Armand Psenny, for Coup de Torchon Henri Lanoe, for Malevil Sophie Bhaud, Hugues Darmois, for Les Uns et les Autres
  • Best Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud, for La Guerre du feu Bertrand Tavernier, for Coup de Torchon Claude Miller, for Garde à vue Pierre Granier-Deferre, for Une etrange affaire
  • Best Actress: Isabelle Adjani, for Possession Isabelle Huppert, for Coup de Torchon Fanny Ardant, for La Femme dà cote Catherine Deneuve, for Hotel des Ameriques
  • Best Writing: Claude Miller, Jean Herman, Michel Audiard, for Garde à vue Jean Aurenche, Bertrand Tavernier, for Coup de Torchon Gerard Brach, for La Guerre du feu Christopher Frank, Pierre Granier-Deferre, Jean-Marc Roberts, for Une etrange affaire
  • Best First Work: Diva, directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix Le Jardinier, directed by Jean-Pierre Sentier Neige, directed by Juliet Berto and Jean-Henri Roger Une affaire dhommes, directed by Nicolas Ribowski
  • Best Sound: Jean-Pierre Ruh, for Diva Paul Laine, for Garde à vue Pierre Gamet, for Malevil Harald Maury, for Les Uns et les Autres
  • Best Foreign Film: The Elephant Man, directed by David Lynch Die Falschung, directed by Volker Schlondorff Raiders of the Lost Ark, directed by Steven Spielberg Man of Iron, directed by Andrzej Wajda
  • Best Cinematography: Philippe Rousselot, for Diva Bruno Nuytten, for Garde à vue Claude Agostini, for La Guerre du feu Jean Penzer, for Malevil
  • Honorary Cesar: Georges Dancigers Alexandre Mnouchkine
  • Best Actor: Michel Serrault, for Garde à vue Patrick Dewaere, for Beau-pere Philippe Noiret, for Coup de Torchon Michel Piccoli, for Une etrange affaire
  • Best Film: Quest for Fire, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud Coup de Torchon, directed by Bertrand Tavernier Garde à vue, directed by Claude Miller Les Uns et les Autres, directed by Claude Lelouch