The recently announced Oscar nominations show that France will be well represented at the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony, with films competing in four categories:
Best Animated Feature Film
Ernest & Celestine by Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar, & Stéphane Aubier
Best Foreign Language Film
The Missing Picture by Rithy Panh (for Cambodia), a French majority co-production
The Great Beauty by Paolo Sorrentino (for Italy), a French minority co-production
Best Short Film (Live Action)
全てを失う前に by Xavier Legrand
Best Short Film (Animated)
Mr Hublot by Laurent Witz & Alexandre Espigares, a Franco-Luxembourg co-production
Julie Delpy is nominated in the Best Adapted Screenplay category (along with Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater) for Before Midnight, while Bruno Delbonnel is a nominee for Best Cinematography for Inside Llewyn Davis, Alexandre Desplat will compete for the Best Original Music award for Philomena, and Pierre Coffin and the entire MacGuff studio are nominated for Despicable Me 2 in the Best Animated Feature Film category.
The 86th Oscars ceremony will be held March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
See the complete list of 2014 Oscar nominees at the Oscars official website.