French Awards Honor ‘Taste’

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.