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Prix Lumière Awards 2012: Winners: THE ARTIST, INCENDIES, Maïwenn

Jean Dujardin, The Artist

The Artist, Incendies, Maïwenn and the other winners for the 2012 Prix Lumière Awards have been announced. The 17th Annual Prix Lumière Awards are “The Price of Enlightenment international criticism, sometimes also called Enlightenment Trophies” and were “created by leading producer Daniel Toscan du Plantier and U.S. journalist Edward Behr to honor French-language cinema from France and abroad. 200 journalists (international media correspondents in Paris) from around 50 countries vote each year to award their own prizes to members of the French film industry.”

The full listing of the 2012 Prix Lumière Awards winners is below.

Best Film
The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius

Best Foreign Film in French
Incendies, Denis Villeneuve, Canada

Best Director
Maïwenn for Polisse

Best Screenplay
Jean-Louis Milesi, Robert Guediguian for Les Neiges de Kilimandjaro (The Snows of Kilimanjaro)

Best Actress
Bérénice Bejo in The Artist

Best Actor
Omar Sy in Intouchables

Best Female Newcomer
Alice Barnolle in L’Apollonide, souvenirs de la maison close (House of Tolerance)
Adèle Haenel in L’Apollonide, souvenirs de la maison close (House of Tolerance)
Céline Sallette in L’Apollonide, souvenirs de la maison close (House of Tolerance)

Best Male Newcomer
Denis Menochet in Les adoptés (The Adopted)

Special Mention
Uggy, the dog actor in The Artist

Source: Chinokino

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