2024 César Awards: “Anatomy of a Fall” Leads the Way With Six Wins

Sandra Hüller in
Sandra Hüller in "Anatomy of a Fall"

Anatomy of a Fall is one of the foreign films to make the biggest splash this award season, and it’s just as popular in its home country of France. César Awards returned to Paris last Friday night, and Justine Triet’s legal drama dominated the ceremony with six wins.

Anatomy of a Fall was the main contender for best film, and it defeated All Your Faces, The Animal Kingdom, The Goldman Case, and Junkyard Dog to take this trophy home. Justine Triet also collected the award for her work as the film’s director.

Anatomy of a Fall came out victorious in four more categories: best actress (Sandra Hüller), best supporting actor (Swann Arlaud), best original screenplay (Justine Triet and Arthur Harari), and best editing (Laurent Sénéchal).

Despite dominating the French version of the Oscars, Anatomy of a Fall hasn’t been chosen as the French submission for the best international feature at the Academy Awards. That didn’t stop it from scoring five nominations in other categories, including best picture, best director, best actress, best original screenplay, and best editing.

The 2024 César Awards took place at the Olympia in Paris on February 23, and the list of major winners also included The Animal Kingdom with five wins and Junkyard Dog with two.


Best Film
Anatomy of a Fall by Justine Triet

Best Director
Justine Triet, Anatomy of a Fall

Best Actor
Arieh Worthalter, The Goldman Case

Best Actress
Sandra Hüller, Anatomy of a Fall

Best Supporting Actress
Adèle Exarchopoulos, All Your Faces

Best Supporting Actor
Swann Arlaud, Anatomy of a Fall

Female Revelation
Ella Rumpf, Marguerite’s Theorem

Male Revelation
Raphaël Quenard, Junkyard Dog

Best Original Screenplay
Justine Triet, Arthur Harari, Anatomy of a Fall

Best Adapted Screenplay
Valérie Donzelli, Audrey Diwan, Just the Two of Us

David Cailley, The Animal Kingdom

Best Costumes
Ariane Daurat, The Animal Kingdom

Best Production Design
Stéphane Taillasson, The Three Musketeers (Parts 1 & 2)

Best Sound
Fabrice Osinski, Raphaël Sohier, Matthieu Fichet, Niels Barletta, The Animal Kingdom

Best First Film
Junkyard Dog by Jean-Baptiste Durand

Best Animated Feature
Chicken For Linda! by Chiara Malta & Sébastien Laudenbach

Best Visual Effects
Cyrille Bonjean, Bruno Sommier, Jean-Louis Autret, The Animal Kingdom

Best Original Music
Andreas Laszlo de Simone, The Animal Kingdom

Best Editing
Laurent Sénéchal, Anatomy of a Fall

Best Documentary
Four Daughters by Kaouther Ben Hania

Best Foreign Film
The Nature of Love by Monia Chokri