France’s 48th César Award nominations were announced on Wednesday. Winners will be announced on February 24 during a ceremony held at the Olympia concert hall in Paris.
Three films scored best animated feature nominations this year, Julien Chheng and Jean-Christophe Roger’s Ernest & Celestine: A Trip to Gibberitia, Michaela Pavlátová’s My Sunny Maad, and Amandine Fredon and Benjamin Massoubre’s Little Nicholas – Happy as Can Be.
A U.S. distributor for the Ernest & Celestine sequel hasn’t been announced yet, but it has been doing the rounds in France and Italy since early December and a 2023 North American release is planned. It’s produced by Folivari, France 3 Cinéma, and Les Armateurs, with Studio Canal handling international sales.