On this November 9, 2022, the 100th anniversary of the birth of Raymond Devos, Rima Abdul Malak, Minister of Culture, congratulates Alex Lutz, winner of the Grand Prix Raymond Devos de la langue française 2022 and Muriel Robin, Winner of the Grand Prize for the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Raymond Devos, an unprecedented award to mark this exceptional year.

Created in 2003 by the Ministry of Culture in collaboration with Raymond Devos, the award recognizes an artist whose work contributes to the invention, promotion and promotion of the French language. Thus, he distinguishes a humorist whose writing and interpretation skills are part of the posterity of the actor, who died in 2006.

Gathered by the Minister of Culture Rima Abdul-Malak, the jury has chosen to award two prizes on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Raymond Devos, to two major artists of the French comedy scene.

Winner of the Grand Prix Raymond Devos de la langue française 2022, Alex Lutz takes his first steps as an actor and assistant director in the troupe Les Foirades by Pascale Spengler. In 2002, he founded the company Le coût de la pomme, with which he created several shows in the provinces. He goes up to Paris and makes his first steps as an actor on television. He then met Sylvie Joly, whose latest show he co-wrote and directed The Cherry on the cake at the Théâtre des Mathurins, as well as Pierre Palmade, for whom he will direct the plays Le Comique, named at the Molières 2009. Alex made his debut on the big screen in 2009 in OSS 117: Rio no longer responds Michel Hazanavicius, he alternates cinema, one man show, theatre and television. From 2011 to 2019, with Bruno Sanches, they play Catherine and Liliane on Canal+. In 2016, he received his first Molière de l'humour, then a second one in 2018. In 2015, he wrote, directed and performed in his first feature film, The Talent of my friends. , then in 2019, his second film as a director, Guy, for whom he will receive the César of the best actor for his performance as a variety singer. Last spring he was on the Vortex of Gaspard Noé; He finished this summer the shooting of One night, his third film as a director, in which he gives the line to Karin Viard.

Winner of the Grand Prize for the 100th anniversary of the birth of Raymond Devos, Muriel Robin graduated from the Conservatoire d'art dramatique in the early 80s and joined the troupe of the Petit théâtre de Bouvard who offers him his first role in the play Double Focus 1985. In 1988, she began a professional collaboration with Pierre Palmade, which made her known her first major hits. In 1997, she wrote and directed the show named Molières They love each other. In 2000, she performed Marie-Line brilliantly in Mehdi Charef’s eponymous film, which earned her a César nomination. Multidisciplinary artist, Muriel Robin returns in 2013 in the show Muriel Robin returns... Tsoin-tsoin and in many TV films that earn him great recognition from the general public. She published her autobiography «Fragile» in 2018, which was acclaimed by critics.

The Minister of Culture extends her congratulations to the two winners who, through their talent, commitment and generosity, are contributing to Raymond Devos' precious heritage and to passing on the richness of the French language. The awards ceremony will take place in March 2023, during the Semaine de la langue française et de la Francophonie, during an evening of tribute to Devos.