The Academy of Cinema Arts & Sciences in France has unveiled the nominees for the 44th César Awards — the nation’s equivalent to the Oscars. Overall, the race is lead by Gilles Lellouche’s men’s synchronized swim team dramedy Sink or Swim and Xavier Legrand’s broken home drama Custody with 10 nominations each, followed by Jacques Audiard’s Gold Rush-era dark comedy The Sisters Brothers with nine.
The winners and honorary César awardee Robert Redford will be toasted at a ceremony to be held February 22 at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, hosted by honorary Academy president Kristin Scott Thomas.
The animation category nominees follow, a full list can be found online.
Best Animated Film
Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion | Alexandre Astier & Louis Clichy
Dilili in Paris | Michel Ocelot
Pachamama | Juan Antin
Best Animated Short Film
Between the Shadows (Au cœur des ombres) | Alice Guimarães & Mónica Santos
The Death, Dad & Son (La mort, père et fils) | Denis Walgenwitz & Winshluss
Raymonde or the Vertical Escape (L’évasion verticale) | Sarah Van Den Boom
Wicked Girl (Vilaine fille) | Ayce Kartal