Who will have the honor of presiding over the César ceremony in February 2024? The Academy has revealed the name of the person who will take charge of this function for the next edition.
The Académie des César, of which we revealed the latest information in our dedicated article, has revealed the name of the person who will have the honor of being President of the next edition, which will be held on Friday February 23, 2024.
“The César Academy and Canal+ have the great pleasure of announcing that the actress, screenwriter and director, Valérie Lemercier, will preside over the 49th Caesar Ceremony. Winner of three Césars and three Molières, Valérie Lemercier is an inseparable figure from cinema, theater and television, but also from the history of the Césars, she, who has worn the costume of Mistress of Ceremonies three times.said the Academy in a press release.
This is a bit of a surprise given that the actress and the Césars had a disagreement in 2010; that year, Valérie Lemercier was Mistress of Ceremonies and a sketch gently mocking Juliette Binoche was not very appreciated by the latter.
“After the ceremony and the broadcast of the sketch, which Juliette Binoche did not see since she was absent, her agent yelled at me. She said that she had not watched it. She will never be able to watch it. see because it was censored in the DVD of the ceremony. The people in the industry who were laughing at the rehearsals distanced themselves from me. As a result, since then, I have been a tricard at the Césars. It’s stupid, I really liked presenting the evening “confided Valérie Lemercier in the show Les Columns de Marie-Claire in 2012.
The 59-year-old actress has already hosted the César evening in 2006, 2007 and 2010. However, she had never been called back to present the Césars for 14 years because of the conflict concerning the sketch on Juliette Binoche. It appears that this has now been resolved. Furthermore, the artist has won the precious award 3 times: Best supporting role in 94 and 2007 for Les Visiteurs et Fauteuils d’Orchestre and Best actress in 2022 for Aline.
A little clarification regarding the role of Valérie Lemercier during these 2024 César Awards. She will be President and not Mistress of Ceremonies, two functions to be clearly distinguished. Last year, Tahar Rahim was President. For the entertainment, the Academy had chosen a collegial presentation with 5 masters and 4 mistresses of ceremonies. This will also be the case this year.
Votes will open on January 2, 2024. Then, one month before the ceremony takes place, the complete list of nominations will be revealed. The precise date chosen is January 24, 2024. It is on this date that we will know the nominees, category by category, including best film and best direction, the two most popular statuettes.
While waiting for the ceremony on February 23, 2024, Valérie Lemercier is currently starring in Noah’s Ark, the trailer of which you can see above.