The nominees for the Cesars are out, and “Public Enemy No. 1,” about French gangster Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel), set a record with 10 nominations. It was also the third-highest grossing film in France last year. Respect and box office? Is the Academy listening? Are the studios?
Here's the list of nominees for best picture:
- Entre le murs (The Class)
- Il y a longtemps que je t'aime (I've Loved You So Long)
- L'Ennemi public no. 1 (Public Enemy Number One)
- Le Premier jour du reste de ta vie (The First Day of the Rest of Your Life)
- Un conte de Noel (Christmas Tale)
The Cesars will take place on Feb. 27 in Paris.