Blue Is The Warmest Color Leads France’s Lumiere Awards

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January 21, 2014 | 11:17am EST

Controversial lesbian drama Blue Is The Warmest Color dominated France’s Lumiere Awards at a ceremony in Paris on Monday.
The picture landed the coveted Best Film prize along with Best Director for Abdellatif Kechiche, and Female Newcomer for Adele Exarchopoulos. The movie’s other star, Lea Seydoux, was feted with the Best Actress trophy for her role in Blue Is The Warmest Color as well as her turn in Grand Central, which won the ceremony’s Jury Prize.
Guillaume Gallienne won the Best Actor award for his star turn in Me, Myself and Mom, which also landed the Best First Film prize.
Hollywood veteran Roman Polanski shared the Best Adapted Screenplay with David Ives for their collaboration on Venus in Fur.
Blue Is The Warmest Color won the coveted Palme d’Or at France’s Cannes Film Festival last year and is nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award. However, it missed out on an Oscar nomination as it was not submitted for the contest’s foreign language category.