The Cesare Academy, about which we revealed the latest information in our dedicated article, has revealed the name of the person who will have the honor of being the president of the next edition, which will take place on Friday, February 23, 2024.
“Cesar Academy and Canal+ are pleased to announce that actor, screenwriter and director, Valerie Lemercier, will preside over Caesar’s 49th ceremony. Winner of three Césars and three Molieres, Valérie Lemercier is an integral figure in cinema, theater and television, but also in the history of the Césars, the one who wore the costume of mistress of ceremonies three times.“- said in the press release of the Academy.
This is a little surprising considering the actor and Cesars had a falling out in 2010; Valerie Lemercier was the mistress of ceremonies that year, and Juliette Binoche’s gently teasing sketch was not much appreciated by the latter.
“After the ceremony and after the sketch broadcast, which Juliette Binoche had not seen since her absence, her agent shouted at me. He said he wasn’t looking. will never be able to watch. See, because it was. Censorship on the DVD of the ceremony. People from the industry, who were laughing at rehearsals, walked away from me. As a result, I have been a Tricard of Caesars ever since. Shit, I really enjoyed the evening presentation.Ando Valérie Lemercier at the Les Columns de Marie-Claire show in 2012.
The 59-year-old actor has already hosted Caesar’s Evening in 2006, 2007 and 2010. However, in 14 years, he was never invited to present the Cesars due to a conflict over a sketch of Juliette Binoche. This seems to be resolved now. In addition, the artist won the prestigious award 3 times: the best supporting role in 94 and 2007 for Les Visiteurs et Fauteuils d’Orchestre and the best actress in 2022 for Aline.
A little clarification on Valerie Lemercier’s role at the 2024 César Awards. She will be the president and not the mistress of ceremonies, the two functions should be clearly distinguished. Last year, Tahar Rahim was the president. For entertainment, the Academy chose a collegiate presentation featuring 5 Masters and 4 Mistresses of Ceremonies. It will be the same this year.
Voting will open on January 2, 2024. After that, a month before the start of the ceremony, the full list of nominations will be revealed. The exact date chosen is January 24, 2024. That’s when we’ll know the nominees by category, including Best Picture and Best Director, the two most popular statues.
In anticipation of the ceremony on February 23, 2024, Valerie Lemercier currently stars in Noah’s Ark, the trailer of which can be seen above.
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