Every year, the César Ceremony demonstrates the richness and strength of French creation, its exceptional diversity of tones, sensibilities, genres and its ability to offer other perspectives.

An audacious cinema that gives the floor to women with "Divines" by Houda Benyamina, crowned best first film as well as through the short films of Maïmouna Doucouré or Alice Diop, both awarded.

Youth is also at the rendezvous with the magnificent actresses Oulaya Amamra and Deborah Lukumuena, both rewarded, or Nils Schneider in "Diamant Noir" by Arthur Harari.

A cinema open to the world, which welcomes talented directors like Paul Verhoeven, whose film "Elle" was awarded the César for best film and best actress for Isabelle Huppert and Xavier Dolan, best director for her film "Just the end of the world" that crowns Gaspard Ulliel, best actor.

A cinema listening to our society with "Ma vie de courgette" by Claude Barras, best animated feature and "Merci patron" by François Ruffin, best documentary.

It is thanks to a strong and consolidated policy of support in recent years that French cinema continues to unfold in the best of ways.

With a special thought for all the nominees, Audrey Azoulay, Minister of Culture and Communication, warmly congratulates all the César laureates and salutes the Académie des César as well as the professionals and representatives of the sector, that accompany and support French cinema.