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@xavierdolan: Friday night in Paris, It’s Only the End of the World took home the Best Actor (Gaspard Ulliel), Best Editing and Best Director at the César Awards. It was a moment of sheer joy of course. That type of acknowledgement, these victories, these moments of exhilaration would be impossible without you all, and without the love and enthusiasm you have so generously shown to this film. It makes me think of Marcel Duchamp’s Creative Act. Two factors truly impact the fate of an artist, according to him. The first one is the artist himself, and the second one - to Duchamp’s own admission the most decisive denominator of the two - is the spectator “who later becomes the posterity”. The audience alone acts as the instrument from which originates or not posterity, celebrating artists on one hand, and on the other, forgetting other meritorious ones. “Millions of artists create; only a few thousands are discussed or accepted by the spectator and many less again are consecrated by posterity”, writes Duchamp. Considering all this, I want to thank you for your loyalty. On this film, but also from the very beginning of it all. What a comforting thought to know that cinema fosters connectedness that ripens into friendship over time. We lived, Friday night, a moment of validation that inspired us and propelled us forward, and towards other stories to tell with even more conviction and passion. That of It’s Only the End of the World saw one of its chapter come to a close on that night, but the adventure isn’t over. The film will live as long as you want it to!

42nd annual César Awards winners

BEST FILM

“Divines” produced by Marc-Benoit Créancier, directed by Houda Benyamina
“Elle” produced by Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt, directed by Paul Verhoeven — WINNER
“Frantz” produced by Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer, directed by François Ozon
“Les Innocentes” produced by Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer, directed by Anne Fontaine
“Ma Loute” produced by Jean Bréhat, Rachid Bouchareb, Muriel Merlin, directed by Bruno Dumont
“Mal de Pierres” produced by Alain Attal, directed by Nicole Garcia
“Victoria” produced by Emmanuel Chaumet, directed by Justine Triet

BEST DIRECTOR

Houda Benyamina, “Divines”
Paul Verhoeven, “Elle”
François Ozon, “Frantz”
Anne Fontaine, “Les Innocentes”
Xavier Dolan, “Juste La Fin Du Monde” — WINNER
Bruno Dumont, “Ma Loute”
Nicole Garcia, “Mal De Pierres”

BEST ACTRESS

Judith Chemla, “Une Vie”
Marion Cotillard, “Mal de Pierres”
Virginie Efira, “Victoria”
Marina Foïs, “Irréprochable”
Isabelle Huppert, “Elle” — WINNER
Sidse Babett Knudsen, “La Fille de Brest”
Soko, “La Danseuse”

BEST ACTOR

François Cluzet, “Médecin de Campagne”
Pierre Deladonchamps, “Le Fils de Jean”
Nicolas Duvauchelle, “Je Ne Suis Pas Un Salaud”
Fabrice Luchini, “Ma Loute”
Pierre Niney, “Frantz”
Omar Sy, “Chocolat”
Gaspard Ulliel, “Juste La Fin Du Monde” — WINNER

BREAKOUT ACTRESS

Oulaya Amamra, “Divines” — WINNER
Paula Beer, “Frantz”
Lily-Rose Depp, “La Danseuse”
Noémie Merlant, “Le Ciel Attendra”
Raph, “Ma Loute”

BREAKOUT ACTOR

Jonas Bloquet, “Elle”
Damien Bonnard, “Rester Vertical”
Corentin Fila, “Quand On A 17 Ans”
Kacey Mottet Klein, “Quand On A 17 Ans”
Niels Schneider, “Diamant Noir” — WINNER

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Nathalie Baye, “Juste La Fin Du Monde”
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, “Ma Loute”
Anne Consigny, “Elle”
Déborah Lukumuena, “Divines” — WINNER
Mélanie Thierry, “La Danseuse”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Gabriel Arcand, “Le Fils de Jean”
Vincent Cassel, “Juste La Fin Du Monde”
Vincent Lacoste, “Victoria”
Laurent Lafitte, “Elle”
Melvil Poupaud, “Victoria”
James Thierrée, “Chocolat” — WINNER

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Best Actress winner French actress Adele Haenel, Best Actor winner French actor Pierre Niney and Best Supporting Actress US actress Kristen Stewart pose on stage with their trophies during the 40th edition of the Cesar Awards ceremony on February 20, 2015 at the Chatelet theatre in Paris. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND GUAY (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)