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'I Lost My Body' Nominated For 3 Cesar Awards

The latest awards ceremony to unveil its nominees are The Cesars, France's answer to The Oscars. Every year, members of France's Académie des César celebrate the best in French-language cinema- and since 2011 they have included an award for Best Animated Film. 

This year Jeremy Clapin's adult feature I Lost My Body adds a Cesar nomination to its ever-growing list of plaudits. It was nominated alongside The Swallows Of Kabul and The Bear's Famous Invasion Of Sicily. 

However, Clapin's film has managed a rare feat and broken out to score nominations in two other categories- Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score. Animation is usually confined to its dedicated awards so its always a big deal when it manages to make an impact in other categories. This last happened back in 2017 when My Life As A Courgette was nominated in the same three categories.  It ultimately won two of them, so only time will tell if this can go one better.

I Lost My Body was a French production made by Xilam animation and has been distributed by Netflix internationally outside France, Benelux, China and Turkey. 

Elsewhere in the best animated short category, the nominees are This Magnificent Cake,  Make It Soul, The Night Of The Plastic Bags and I'm Going Out For Cigarettes.  Interestingly, although two of this year's Oscar nominees for Best Animated Short come from France, there's no cross-over here. 

This year's ceremony will take place in Paris on February 28.  US audiences will get a chance to catch all the feature nominees and several of the short nominees at next month's Animation First festival in New York. 

[Source: Cesars]

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