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French awards film greats


France’s film industry has been handing out Cesars – its equivalent of the Oscars – to the good and the great.

Gerard Depardieu revealed who had won the award for best actress. Isabelle Adjani collected her fifth Cesar for her role as a dowdy teacher facing a breakdown in Skirt Day.

Adjani had to shed her glamourous image for the role, but in her acceptance speech said she had “never been so moved”.

Sigourney Weaver produced her best French as she announced a lifetime achievement award for Harrison Ford.

However, the star of Star Wars and the Raiders films accepted in his best English.

“I came along just at lucky time, and worked with extraordinary people, had extraordinary opportunities, and it has given me great friends great work, a very nice life…” he said at the ceremony in Paris.

And the coveted Cesar for best film went to Jacques Audiard’s “A Prophet”.

The powerful prison drama has already picked up accolades at Cannes and the BAFTAs.

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