Jodie Foster Named President of France’s Cesar Awards
France has decided to add a touch of American flavor to the country’s version of the Oscar’s. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jodie Foster has been tapped to preside over the 36th Annual Cesar Awards ceremony on February 25th.
There will be no need for an interpreter as Foster was raised partly in France and speaks perfect French. The actress will be in the country filming Roman Polanski’s God of Carnage starting in early February so she won’t have to travel far for the ceremony.
Foster is no stranger to French cinema, having roles in such films as Eric Le Hung’s 1977 film Moi, Fleur Bleue, Claude Chabrol’s The Blood of Others in 1984 and Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s A Very Long Engagement in 2004. The actress will be the first foreign President of the Cesar Awards since Marcello Mastroianni in 1993. At her side to help with the festivities will be French actor Antoine De Caunes, reprising his role as Master of Ceremonies. The event will be held at the Chatelet Theater and broadcast by Gallic pay TV giant Canal Plus.
Nominees for the awards will be announced on Friday, Jan. 21 in Paris.
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