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Keanu Reeves, Marion Cotillard: Best Foreign Language Film Academy Ceremony

Marion Cotillard, Keanu Reeves, Laurent Cantet, Ari FolmanKeanu Reeves, Marion Cotillard, directors of this year's Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nominees.

Keanu Reeves, Marion Cotillard attend Academy ceremony honoring Best Foreign Language Film nominees

Keanu Reeves and Marion Cotillard were among those attending a ceremony honoring the directors whose films are in the running for the 2009 Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category. At a reception held yesterday, Feb. 20, '09, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, four of the five filmmakers – missing in action: Departures director Yojiro Takita – received certificates of nomination.

Pictured above (click on the link to enlarge the image), from left to right (standing):

  • Academy Governor Mark Johnson.
  • Actor Keanu Reeves.
  • Editor and composer John Ottman.
  • Best Actress Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose, 2007).
  • Academy President Sid Ganis (apparently impressed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's height).
  • Cinematographer Matthew Libatique.
  • Director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, whose German drama The Lives of Others was the 2006 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar winner.

In the front row are the directors of the nominated films:

  • Uli Edel (The Baader Meinhof Complex).
  • Laurent Cantet (The Class).
  • Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir).
  • Götz Spielmann (Revanche).
Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves.

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Marion CotillardMarion Cotillard.

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Mark JohnsonForeign Language Film Committee Chair Mark Johnson.


Uli Edel, Laurent Cantet, Götz Spielmann, Ari Folman, Mark Johnson, Keanu Reeves, and Marion Cotillard photos: Richard Harbaugh / © A.M.P.A.S.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) website.

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