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Feb 14, 2020 at 10:19. 19 comments

Entire Board of French Film Awards Resigns After Giving Roman Polanski Film 12 Nominations

Entire Board of French Film Awards Resigns After Giving Roman Polanski Film 12 Nominations

On Thursday, the board that is responsible for overseeing the César Awards (the French equivalent to the Oscars) announced that every single one of the 21 board members would be jointly resigning after the upcoming awards. While this decision might seem shocking, it comes after significant controversy surrounding the César Academy board’s practices—and the decision to give Roman Polanski’s...

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Madeleine Davies Madeleine Davies Aug 17, 2017. 21 comments

'Profoundly Saddened' Roman Polanski Will No Longer Preside Over the César Awards Following Uproar

'Profoundly Saddened' Roman Polanski Will No Longer Preside Over the César Awards Following Uproar

French-Polish film director Roman Polanski—who pled guilty to the statutory rape of a drugged 13-year-old girl in 1977, then fled the United States after learning that the judge in the case, Laurence J. Rittenband, planned to reject his plea bargain (he is still wanted in the U.S. on charges of rape)—has stepped down from presiding over the César Awards, the French equivalent of the...

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