Oscar hopeful movie Amour (Love) is up for 10 prizes at this year’s Cesars, France’s prestigious annual film awards.
But the shortlist is dominated by surprise hit Camille Rewinds (Camille Redouble), which has 13 nominations.
The crowd-pleasing comedy follows a young woman who goes back in time to her teenage years.
Emmanuelle Riva – recipient of one of Amour’s five Oscar nods – will be up for best actress at next month’s Cesar ceremony.
So is Rust and Bone star Marion Cotillard, who has also been nominated for a BAFTA for her performance.
Rust and Bone, about a whale trainer whose life is irrevocably changed by a tragic accident, has nine nominations in all.
They include citations for best film, best music and best director (Jacques Audiard).
Dark fantasy Holy Motors, which divided critics at Cannes last year, also received nine nominations, including best film and best actor (Denis Lavant).
2013 Cesar Awards shortlist is dominated by surprise hit Camille Rewinds (Camille Redouble), which has 13 nominations
The latter faces competition from Amour’s Jean-Louis Trintignant, while Holy Motors’ Edith Scob competes with Amour‘s Isabelle Huppert in the supporting actress category.
Ken Loach’s The Angel’s Share, Ben Affleck’s Argo and Denmark’s A Royal Affair are among the titles shortlisted in the foreign film category.
Some 3,400 people from across the French film industry took part in the voting process to determine this year’s nominations.
The awards, hosted by actor and former Eurotrash presenter Antoine du Caunes, will be presented on 22 February in Paris.
The Academy Awards take place on February 24, two days later, in Los Angeles, two weeks after the BAFTA Film Awards in London.
Austrian director Michael Haneke has been awarded with the Cannes film festival’s top prize for the second time as Amour (Love) is named winner of the Palme d’Or.
Michael Haneke previously won the award in 2009 for The White Ribbon.
Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen won the best actor prize for The Hunt, while the actress prize was shared between Cristina Flutur and Cosmina Stratan for Romanian movie Beyond the Hills.
British director Ken Loach collected the Jury Prize for The Angels’ Share.
The winners were revealed by the head of the jury, Italian director Nanni Moretti, on the final night of the 12-day film festival.
Michael Haneke has been awarded with the Cannes film festival's top prize for the second time as Amour (Love) is named winner of the Palme d'Or
Michael Haneke’s film focused on an elderly couple whose relationship is tested when the wife suffers a series of strokes.
The central roles were played by French actors Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva, who joined Michael Haneke on stage to collect the Palme d’Or.
“This film is an illustration of the promise we made to each other, if either one of us finds ourselves in the situation that is described in the film,” said Michael Haneke.
The Grand Prize, considered the competition’s second place, was won by Matteo Garrone’s Italian satire Reality.
Carlos Reygadas was named best director for the surrealist tale Tenebras Lux.
Ken Loach was showing a very different film to gritty Irish War drama The Wind That Shakes the Barley, which won the Palme d’Or in 2006.
The Angels’ Share is a dramatic comedy about a visit to a whisky distillery by a group of misfit young offenders who are inspired to change their lives.