‘Bon’ showing for Rappeneau

Pic tapped for 11 Cesar noms

See nomineesPARIS — “Cyrano” helmer Jean Paul Rappeneau’s “Bon Voyage” topped France’s list of Cesar hopefuls Friday, with nominations in 11 categories including best director and best film. The film is France’s contender for the upcoming Oscars.

Alain Resnais musical comedy “Not on the Lips” won nine nominations including best director and best films.

In the foreign film category, U.S. films took four out of five slots with the Cannes Palme d’Or winner “Elephant,” “Mystic River” “Gangs of New York” and “The Hours.” Venice Golden Lion winner “The Return” was also nominated. “Dogville,” “Good Bye Lenin!,” “Best of Youth,” “Respiro” and “The Magdalene Sisters” will slog it out for best film from the European Union.

As well as some of the foreign films in the running for a statuette, films seen at last year’s the Cannes Film Festival featured heavily in the lineup of nominees, including the animated feature “The Triplets of Belleville,” “Swimming Pool” “The Barbarian Invasions,” “Strayed,” “La Petite Lili” and the Critics’ week winner “Since Otar Left.”

Veteran thesp Micheline Presle will receive a Cesar d’Honneur at the awards ceremony in Paris Feb. 21, which is produced and will be broadcast by Canal Plus.

And the nominees are . . .

Best Actor
Daniel Auteuil, “After You”
Jean-Pierre Bacri, “Feelings”
Gad Elmaleh, “Chouchou”
Omar Sharif , “Monsieur Ibrahim”
Bruno Todeschini, “His Brother”

Josiane Balasko, “Hanging Offense”
Nathalie Baye, “Feelings”
Isabelle Carre, “Feelings”
Charlotte Rampling, “Swimming Pool”
Sylvie Testud, “Fear and Trembling”

Denys Arcand, “The Barbarian Invasions”
Lucas Belvaux, “An Amazing Couple,” “On the Run” “After Life”
Claude Miller, “La Petite Lili”
Jean-Paul Rappeneau, “Bon Voyage”
Alain Resnais, “Not on the Lips”

Supporting Actor
Yvan Attal, “Bon Voyage”
Clovis Cornillac, “Nickel and Dime”
Darry Cowl, “Not on the Lips”
Marc Lavoine, “French Men”
Jean-Pierre Marielle, “La Petite Lili”

Supporting Actress
Julie Depardieu, “La Petite Lili”
Judith Godreche, “France boutique”
Isabelle Nanty, “Not on the Lips”
Geraldine Pailhas, “Le Cout de la vie”
Ludivine Sagnier, “Swimming Pool”

French Film
“Bon Voyage,” Jean-Paul Rappeneau
“The Barbarian Invasions,” Denys Arcand
“Not on the Lips,” Alain Resnais
“Feelings,” Noemie Lvovsky
“The Triplets of Belleville,” Sylvain Chomet

Male Newcomer
Gregori Derangere, “Bon Voyage”
Nicolas Duvauchelle, “Eager Bodies”
Pascal Elbe, “Father and Sons”
Gregoire Leprince-Ringuet, “Strayed”
Gaspard Ulliel, “Strayed”

Female Newcomer
Marie-Josee Croze, “The Barbarian Invasions”
Julie Depardieu, “La Petite Lili”
Dinara Droukarova, “Since Otar Left”
Sophie Quinton, “Who Killed Bambi?”
Laura Smet, “Eager Bodies”

First Film
“Since Otar Left,” Julie Bertuccelli
“It’s Easier for a Camel,” Valerie Bruni-Tedeschi
“Father and Sons,” Michel Boujenah
“Who Killed Bambi,” Gilles Marchand
“The Triplets of Belleville,” Sylvain Chomet

European Union Film
“Dogville,” Lars Von Trier
“Good Bye Lenin!,” Wolfgang Becker
“of Youth,” Marco Tullio Giordana
“Respiro,” Emanuele Crialese
“The Magdalene Sisters,” Peter Mullan

Jean-Marie Blondel, Gerard Hardy, Gerard Lamps, “Not on the Lips”
Pierre Gamet, Jean Goudier, Dominique Hennequin, “Bon Voyage”
Jean-Paul Mugel, “Strayed”

Original Screenplay or Adaptation
Denys Arcand, “The Barbarian Invasions”
Lucas Belvaux, “An Amazing Couple”, “On the Run” “After Life”
Julie Bertuccelli, Roger Bohbot, Bernard Renucci, “Since Otar Left”
Alain Corneau, “Fear and Trembling”
Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Patrick Modiano, “Bon voyage”

Original Music
Benoit Charest, “The Triplets of Belleville”
Stephan Eicher, “Monsieur N.”
Bruno Fontaine, “Not on the Lips”
Gabriel Yared, “Bon voyage”

Pierre Aim, “Monsieur N”
Thierry Arbogast, “Bon Voyage”
Agnes Godard, “Strayed”

Costume Design
Jackie Budin, “Not on the Lips”
Catherine Leterrier, “Bon Voyage”
Carine Sarfati, “Monsieur N”

Foreign Film
“Elephant,” Gus Van Sant
“Gangs of New York,” Martin Scorsese
“Mystic River,” Clint Eastwood
“Le Retour,” Andrei Zviaguintsev
“The Hours,” Stephen Daldry

Set Design
Jacques Rouxel, Catherine Leterrier, “Bon Voyage”
Jacques Saulnie, “Not on the Lips”
Patrick Durand, “Monsieur N”

Danielle Anezin, Valerie Loiseleux, Ludo Troch, “An Amazing Couple” “On the Run” “After Life”
Herve de Luze, “Not on the Lips”
Marilyne Monthieux, “Bon Voyage”

Short Film
“La Chatte Andalouse,” Gerald Hustache-Mathieu
“L’Homme Sans Tete,” Juan Solanas
“I’ll Wait for the Next One,” Philippe Orreindy
“Pacotille,” Eric Jameux