This weekend saw a wealth of awards presented at the 2016 Oscars and César Awards ceremonies. Many of these award winners were selected for the 68th edition of the Festival in 2015. We look back on the winners.
► The following films were among the award winners at the 88th Oscars ceremony, which took place in Los Angeles on 28th February:
Saul Fia (Son of Saul) by the Hungarian director László Nemes, which won the Grand Prix at Cannes in 2015, was awarded the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film
Saul Fia by László Nemes, Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
Amy by Asif Kapadia (Out of Competition, 2015) won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.
Inside Out by Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera (Out of Competition 2015) won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film.
Mad Max Fury Road by George Miller (Out of Competition, 2015) won the six following Oscars:
Best Film Editing: Margaret Sixel
Best Production Design: Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson
Best Costume Design: Jenny Beavan
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega, and Damian Martin
Best Sound Editing: Mark A. Mangini and David White
Best Sound Mixing: Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff, and Ben Osmo
► At the César Awards ceremony on Friday 26th February in Paris' Théâtre du Châtelet, the following films, which were discovered at Cannes last May, also won awards:
Vincent Lindon, who won the Award for Best Actor at Cannes in 2015 for his role in Stéphane Brizé's La Loi du Marché, won the César Award for Best Actor.
Vincent Lindon, Award for Best Actor (Cannes, 2015) and César Award for Best Actor 2016 © AFP
Benoit Magimel won the César Award for Best Supporting Actor, with Rod Paradot winning the Award for Most Promising Actor. Both appeared in the cast of La Tête Haute by Emmanuelle Bercot, which opened the Out of Competition category at the 2015 Festival.
The Little Prince by Mark Osborne (Out of Competition, 2015) won the César Award for Best Animated Film (feature).
Valley of Love by Guillaume Nicloux (Competition, 2015) won the César Award for Best Cinematography.
Finally, Le Repas Dominical by Céline Devaux, presented in the Short Films Competition last May, won the César Award for Best Animated Film (short).
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