Camille Rewinds (Camille Redouble) will compete for the coveted Best Film prize, and Noemie Lvovsky is nominated for both Best Director, Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay.
The drama also scored nods in categories for Best Costume, Best Music and Best Editing among others, and two of its stars, Michel Vuillermoz and Samir Guesmi, will go head-to-head for the Best Supporting Actor trophy.
Internationally-acclaimed film Amour, which is up for Best Picture prize at the Academy Awards next month (Feb13), is also nominated in the Cesar Best Film category, along with Rust and Bone, Holy Motors, The First Name, In the House and Farewell, My Queen.
Rust and Bone star Marion Cotillard will face Lvovsky for the Best Actress trophy, alongside fellow nominees Catherine Frot (Les Saveurs du Palais), Corinne Masiero (Louise Wimmer), Lea Seydoux (Farewell, My Queen), Helene Vincent (A Few Hours of Spring) and Emmanuelle Riva (Amour), who is also nominated for a Best Actress Oscar.
The Best Actor category includes Riva's Amour co-star Jean-Louis Trintignant, who will compete against Jean-Pierre Bacri (Cherchez Hortense), Patrick Bruel (The First Name), Denis Lavant (Holy Motors), Vincent Lindon (A Few Hours of Spring), Fabrice Luchini (In the House) and Jeremie Renier (Cloclo).
Ben Affleck's Argo also picked up a nod in the Best Foreign Film list.
The Cesar Awards, France's answer to the Oscars, will take place at Le Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on 22 February (13).
The acclaimed "The Taste of Others" was a big winner when the French version of the Oscars--the Cesar Awards--were announced at the Theater des Champs-Elysees in Paris on Saturday night.
AP reports that Oscar nominee "Taste," which garnered four awards including best film, had tight competition from Dominik Moll's "Harry, He's Here to Help." Moll took away the Cesar for best director, and "Harry's" star, Spanish actor Sergi Lopez, won for best actor.
In addition to the best film prize, "Taste" also won for its script, which was penned by first-time director Agnes Jaoui and her husband, Jean-Pierre Bacri.
"The Taste of Others," a film about a successful suburban businessman (Jean-Pierre Bacri) who becomes infatuated with an actress in Racine's "Bérénice" (Anne Alvaro), was nominated for an Academy Award in the Foreign Language Film category.
Over 3,000 professionals vote on Cesar winners. The vote is organized by the Academy of Arts and Cinema Technology.