8 Women leads the list of Cesar nominations

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com January 28 2003 1:00 AM ET

Gay director Fran├žois Ozon's 8 Women received 12 nominations for the Cesar Awards, France's most prestigious film prize, which were announced Friday. The campy musical whodunnit is up for Best Picture, Director, Actress (Isabelle Huppert and Fanny Ardant), Supporting Actress (Danielle Darrieux), Female Newcomer (Ludivine Sagnier), and Original Screenplay, among others. The awards will be presented February 22 in Paris.