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‘Asterix,’ ‘Dilili’ & ‘Pachamama’ Nominated for 2019 César Awards

Three animated features and five shorts selected to complete for France’s highest honor.

France’s Academy of Cinema Arts & Sciences has unveiled the nominees for the 44th César Awards, the country’s highest film honors.

The nominees for Best Animated Film and Best Animated Short Film are shown below; a full list of nominations can be found online here:


Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion
Alexandre Astier & Louis Clichy

Dilili in Paris
Michel Ocelot

Juan Antin


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

The winners will be revealed at a gala ceremony on February 22 at the Salle Pleyel in Paris hosted by honorary Academy president Kristin Scott Thomas. The event will also pay tribute to honorary César awardee Robert Redford.

Source: Academy of Cinema Arts & Sciences

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.