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Isabelle Huppert Receives the Lumières Award From the Hands of Daniela Michel

Last night, at a gala ceremony at the Madeleine Theater in Paris, the Lumières Awards ceremony took place. The Lúmieres Awards recognize the best of French cinema and are bestowed by the Lumières Academy, which is made up of more than a hundred journalists.

Paul Verhoven´s Elle (2016) was the night´s overall winner, taking away the awards for Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress.

Daniela Michel, founder and General Director of FICM, was in charge of delivering the award for Best Actress to Huppert. In an interview with Notimex she stated:

“It was a wonderful gift to be invited to present this prize. It is an honor to be here in Paris to give this award to this great goddess of cinema … I was so excited, because I admire her very much. She was very happy when she was a Guest of Honor at FICM in 2015, where we paid a small homage to her career. I´m very grateful to her, because she has expressed a desire to come back to Morelia in the future.”

Huppert´s work on Elle has garnered her a number of important awards, including a Golden Globe, and a nomination for the Best Actress Oscar.

The ceremony also paid homage to Thierry Frémaux, the Director of the Cannes Film Festival, for his outstanding work in the film industry. Frémaux has been a Guest of Honor at various editions of FICM.