Frédéric Mitterrand, Minister of Culture and Communication, congratulates the many French artists and professionals distinguished by an Oscar nomination:

- Filmmakers:
Jacques Audiard for «A Prophet»,
Fabrice Joubert for the short film «French Roast»
François Alaux, Hervé de Crecy and Ludovic Houplain for the short film «Logorama»;

- composers:
Alexandre Desplat for the music of the film «Fantastic Mister Fox» by Wes Anderson
Reinhardt Wagner and Frank Thomas for the song of the film «Faubourg 36» by Christophe Barratier

- Director of Photography Bruno Delbonnel for the film “Harry Potter and the Prince of Meled Blood”,
- Costume designer Catherine Leterrier for Anne Fontaine’s film “Coco avant Chanel”
- producers:
Luc Besson for Louie Psihoyos’s fiction documentary “The Cove”
Didier Brunner for the animated film «Brendan et le Secret de Kells» by Tomm Moore
Margaret Menegoz for the film «The white ribbon» by Michael Haneke
This exceptionally large number of nominations rewards the creativity of French cinema, and all those who make it exist and shine.