ⓘ 19th César Awards


ⓘ 19th Cesar Awards

The 19th Cesar Awards ceremony, presented by the Academie des Arts et Techniques du Cinema, honoured the best French films of 1993 and took place on 26 February 1994 at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris. The ceremony was chaired by Gerard Depardieu and hosted by Fabrice Luchini and Clementine Celarie. Smoking / No Smoking won the award for Best Film.


1. Winners and nominees

The winners are highlighted in bold:

  • Best Sound: Jean-Claude Laureux, William Flageollet, for Trois Couleurs: Bleu Pierre Gamet, Dominique Hennequin, for Germinal Bernard Bats, Gerard Lamps, for Smoking/No Smoking
  • Best Fiction Short: Gueule datmosphere, directed by Olivier Peray Comment font les gens, directed by Pascale Bailly
  • Best Debut: Mùi du dủ xanh - Lodeur de la papaye verte, directed by Tran Anh Hung Cible emouvante, directed by Pierre Salvadori Le Fils du requin, directed by Agnes Merlet Les Gens normaux nont rien dexceptionnel, directed by Laurence Ferreira Barbosa Metisse, directed by Mathieu Kassovitz
  • Most Promising Actress: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, for Les Gens normaux nont rien dexceptionnel Chiara Mastroianni, for Ma saison preferee Virginie Ledoyen, for Les Marmottes Karin Viard, for La Nage indienne Florence Pernel, for Trois Couleurs: Bleu
  • Most Promising Actor: Olivier Martinez, for Un, deux, trois, soleil Guillaume Depardieu, for Cible emouvante Melvil Poupaud, for Les Gens normaux nont rien dexceptionnel Christopher Thompson, for Les Marmottes Mathieu Kassovitz, for Metisse
  • Honorary Cesar: Jean Carmet
  • Best Cinematography: Yves Angelo, for Germinal Renato Berta, for Smoking/No Smoking Slawomir Idziak, for Trois Couleurs: Bleu
  • Best Editing: Jacques Witta, for Trois Couleurs: Bleu Herve de Luze, for Germinal Albert Jurgenson, for Smoking/No Smoking Catherine Kelber, for Les Visiteurs
  • Best Music: Khaled Barkat, for Un, deux, trois, soleil Jean-Louis Roques, for Germinal Zbigniew Preisner, for Trois Couleurs: Bleu Eric Levi, for Les Visiteurs
  • Best Actor: Pierre Arditi, for Smoking/No Smoking Daniel Auteuil, for Ma saison preferee Michel Boujenah, for Le Nombril du monde Christian Clavier, for Les Visiteurs Jean Reno, for Les Visiteurs
  • Best Actress: Juliette Binoche, for Trois Couleurs: Bleu Miou-Miou, for Germinal Catherine Deneuve, for Ma saison preferee Sabine Azema, for Smoking/No Smoking Josiane Balasko, for Tout le monde na pas eu la chance davoir des parents communistes Anouk Grinberg, for Un, deux, trois, soleil
  • Best Costume Design: Sylvie Gautrelet, Caroline de Vivaise, Moidele Bickel, for Germinal Franca Squarciapino, for Louis, enfant roi Catherine Leterrier, for Les Visiteurs
  • Best Director: Alain Resnais, for Smoking/No Smoking Claude Berri, for Germinal Andre Techine, for Ma saison preferee Krzysztof Kieslowski, for Trois Couleurs: Bleu Bertrand Blier, for Un, deux, trois, soleil Jean-Marie Poire, for Les Visiteurs
  • Best Documentary Short: Emprientes, directed by Camille Guichard
  • Best Supporting Actor: Fabrice Luchini, for Tout ça. pour ça! Jean-Pierre Darroussin, for Cuisine et dependances Jean-Roger Milo, for Germinal Thomas Langmann, for Le Nombril du monde Didier Bezace, for Profil bas
  • Best Writing: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Agnes Jaoui, for Smoking/No Smoking Claude Berri, Arlette Langmann, for Germinal Pascal Bonitzer, Andre Techine, for Ma saison preferee Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz, for Trois Couleurs: Bleu Jean-Marie Poire, Christian Clavier, for Les Visiteurs
  • Best Foreign Film: The Piano, directed by Jane Campion Ba wang bie ji, directed by Chen Kaige Manhattan Murder Mystery, directed by Woody Allen Raining Stones, directed by Ken Loach The Snapper, directed by Stephen Frears
  • Best Film: Smoking/No Smoking, directed by Alain Resnais Germinal, directed by Claude Berri Ma saison preferee, directed by Andre Techine Trois Couleurs: Bleu, directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski Les Visiteurs, directed by Jean-Marie Poire
  • Best Production Design: Jacques Saulnier, for Smoking/No Smoking Hoang Thanh At, for Germinal Jacques Bufnoir, for Justinien Trouve, ou le batard de Dieu
  • Best Supporting Actress: Valerie Lemercier, for Les Visiteurs Judith Henry, for Germinal Marthe Villalonga, for Ma saison preferee Marie Trintignant, for Les Marmottes Myriam Boyer, for Un, deux, trois, soleil