César Awards: Entire Board of Directors Announces Resignation Days Before 2020 Ceremony

Published on Feb 13, 2020

César Awards: Entire Board of Directors Announces Resignation Days Before 2020 Ceremony

Update: Variety reports that while the board of directors has announced their collective resignation, the move will not take hold until after the February 28 ceremony.

After weeks of unrest following the announcement of this year’s César nominees, including a dozen nods for embattled filmmaker Roman Polanski and his latest film, and a growing call to modernize the Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques, and an open letter to French newspaper Le Monde calling for a “complete overhaul” of the organization, the French Film Academy is facing yet another upheaval. Per the Agence France-Presse, the entire board of directors of the organization has opted to resign “to honor those who made the cinema in 2019, to regain serenity, and to make the cinema festival a celebration.”

The news comes just 15 days before the planned 2020 ceremony of France’s version of the Oscars.

Earlier this week, an open letter signed by hundreds

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Author: Kate Erbland