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Arieh Worthalter wins the César for Best Actor!

The Franco-Belgian actor Arieh Worthalter was rewarded for his performance in "Le Procès Goldman" at the 49th César Awards ceremony

The 49th César Awards Ceremony took place on February 23, 2024, at the Olympia. Among the highlighted artists, several Belgian talents were nominated, including Arieh Worthalter, who received the prestigious 2024 César for Best Actor.

Arieh Worthalter's popularity continues to soar, especially since his recent win at the Lumière Awards for Best Actor. Here, he was honored with one of the most prestigious awards, receiving the César for Best Actor for his remarkable role in Cédric Kahn's film Le Procès Goldman, which garnered eight nominations at the French ceremony.

Among other Belgian nominations this year, Basile Vuillemin's Les Silencieux was nominated for the César for Best Fiction Short Film. The film is produced by Magellan Films and internationally distributed by Origine Films. It's worth noting that Arieh Worthalter is also the protagonist of Basile Vuillemin's short film.

Virginie Efira, a member of the prestigious circle of actresses awarded at the César Awards since her victory last year for her role in Alice Winocour's Adieu Paris, earned her seventh nomination this year for her striking performance in Valérie Donzelli's L'Amour et les forêts, an adaptation of Éric Reinhardt's novel. After several notable roles, including in the series Sambre and the film La Nuit du 12, the young Belgian actor Julien Frison was nominated in the Best Male Newcomer category for his performance in Anna Novion's film Le Théorème de Marguerite.

Pascaline Chavanne, honored with the César for Best Costume Design in 2014 for Renoir and in 2020 for J’accuse, received her twelfth nomination this time for her work on François Ozon's film Mon Crime.

Several Belgian co-productions were also among the nominations: Stéphane Castang's Vincent doit mourir was selected for the César for Best First Film, co-produced by Gapbusters. Alain Ughetto's Interdit aux chiens et aux Italiens competed for the César for Best Animated Film, co-produced by Lux Fugit. Mona Achache's Little Girl Blue'was nominated for Best Documentary and Best Actress for Marion Cotillard, co-produced by Wrong Men. Additionally, Giaccomo Abruzzeze's Disco Boy was nominated for Best Music, and co-produced by Panache Productions.


The silent ones

Basile Vuillemin

Short film / Fiction