ⓘ 16th César Awards

                                     

ⓘ 16th Cesar Awards

The 16th Cesar Awards ceremony, presented by the Academie des Arts et Techniques du Cinema, honoured the best French films of 1990 and took place on 9 March 1991 at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris. The ceremony was chaired by Sophia Loren and hosted by Richard Bohringer. Cyrano de Bergerac won the award for Best Film.

                                     

1. Winners and nominees

The winners are highlighted in bold:

  • Best Newcomer Female Judith Henry – La Discrete Clotilde Courau – Le Petit criminel lorence Darel – Uranus Judith Godreche – La Desenchantee Isabelle Nanty –Tatie Danielle
  • Best Film: Cyrano de Bergerac, directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau Le Mari de la coiffeuse, directed by Patrice Leconte Nikita, directed by Luc Besson Le Petit criminel, directed by Jacques Doillon Uranus, directed by Claude Berri
  • Best First Work: La Discrete, directed by Christian Vincent Asfour Stah, directed by Ferid Boughedir LAutre, directed by Bernard Giraudeau Mado, poste restante, directed by Aleksandr Adabashyan Outremer, directed by Brigitte Rouan Un week-end sur deux, directed by Nicole Garcia
  • Best Foreign Film: Dead Poets Society, directed by Peter Weir Goodfellas, directed by Martin Scorsese Pretty Woman, directed by Garry Marshall Taksi-Blyuz, directed by Pavel Lungin ¡Atame!, directed by Pedro Almodovar
  • Best Documentary Short: La Valise, directed by François Amado Tai ti chan, directed by Chi Yan Wong
  • Best Writing: Christian Vincent, Jean-Pierre Ronssin, for La Discrete Jean-Claude Carriere, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, for Cyrano de Bergerac Claude Klotz, Patrice Leconte, for Le Mari de la coiffeuse Jacques Doillon, for Le Petit criminel
  • Best Music: Jean-Claude Petit, for Cyrano de Bergerac Vladimir Cosma, for La Gloire de mon pere and Le Chateau de ma mere Eric Serra, for Nikita
  • Best Production Design: Ezio Frigerio, for Cyrano de Bergerac Ivan Maussion, for Le Mari de la coiffeuse Dan Weil, for Nikita
  • Best Supporting Actor: Jacques Weber, for Cyrano de Bergerac Maurice Garrel, for La Discrete Michel Duchaussoy, for Milou en mai Michel Galabru, for Uranus Daniel Prevost, for Uranus
  • Best Supporting Actress: Dominique Blanc, for Milou en mai Therese Liotard, for La Gloire de mon pere and Le Chateau de ma mere Odette Laure, for Daddy Nostalgie Catherine Jacob, for Tatie Danielle Daniele Lebrun, for Uranus
  • Best Actor: Gerard Depardieu, for Cyrano de Bergerac Fabrice Luchini, for La Discrete Michel Serrault, for Docteur Petiot Daniel Auteuil, for Lacenaire Jean Rochefort, for Le Mari de la coiffeuse Michel Piccoli, for Milou en Mai
  • Best Costume Design: Franca Squarciapino, for Cyrano de Bergerac Agnes Negre, for La Gloire de mon pere and Le Chateau de ma mere Yvonne Sassinot de Nesle, for Lacenaire
  • Best Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau, for Cyrano de Bergerac Patrice Leconte, for Le Mari de la coiffeuse Luc Besson, for Nikita Jacques Doillon, for Le Petit criminel Claude Berri, for Uranus
  • Best Cinematography: Pierre Lhomme, for Cyrano de Bergerac Eduardo Serra, for Le Mari de la coiffeuse Thierry Arbogast, for Nikita
  • Best Sound: Pierre Gamet, Dominique Hennequin, for Cyrano de Bergerac Michel Barlier, Pierre Befve, Gerard Lamps, for Nikita Henri Morelle, Pierre-Alain Besse, François Musy, for Nouvelle vague
  • Best Fiction Short: Foutaises, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet Deux pieces/cuisine, directed by Philippe Harel Final, directed by Irene Jouannet Uhloz, directed by Guy Jacques
  • Honorary Cesar: Jean-Pierre Aumont Sophia Loren
  • Best Editing: Noelle Boisson, for Cyrano de Bergerac Joelle Hache, for Le Mari de la coiffeuse Olivier Mauffroy, for Nikita
  • Best Newcomer Male Gerald Thomassin – Le Petit criminel Alex Descas – Sen fout la mort Marc Duret – Nikita Vincent Perez – Cyrano de Bergerac Philippe Uchan – Le Chateau de ma mere
  • Best Actress: Anne Parillaud, for Nikita Anne Brochet, for Cyrano de Bergerac Miou-Miou, for Milou en mai Tsilla Chelton, for Tatie Danielle Nathalie Baye, for Un week-end sur deux