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40th French Academy Awards (Les Césars) Crowns Timbuktu and Young Talent

  For many viewers, the French Academy Awards, or Les Césars, is pure torture. To understand Les Césars, first imagine the Oscars. Then remove the extravagant musical numbers performed by world-class entertainers. Forget the 40 second time limit on speeches enforced by the orchestra. Remove the commercials, which otherwise temper an excruciatingly long ceremony. (Friday’s ceremony clocked in at just over four hours by my count.) Now insert a host or performer desperately attempting to[Read More…]