6th César Awards

The 6th César Awards ceremony, presented by the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma, honoured the best French films of 1980 and took place on 31 January 1981 at the Palais des Congrès in Paris. The ceremony was chaired by Yves Montand and hosted by Pierre Tchernia. The Last Metro won the award for Best Film.

6th César Awards
Date31 January 1981
SitePalais des Congrès, Paris, France
Hosted byPierre Tchernia
Best FilmThe Last Metro
Best ActorGérard Depardieu
Best ActressCatherine Deneuve
Most awardsThe Last Metro (10)
Most nominationsThe Last Metro (12)
Television coverage
NetworkAntenne 2

Winners and nominees

The winners are highlighted in bold:

The Last Metro

François Truffaut The Last Metro

Gérard Depardieu The Last Metro

Catherine Deneuve The Last Metro

Jacques Dufilho A Bad Son

Nathalie Baye Every Man for Himself

The Last Metro François Truffaut and Suzanne Schiffman

Néstor Almendros The Last Metro

Best Music

Georges Delerue The Last Metro

Michel Laurent The Last Metro

Martine Barraqué The Last Metro

Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko The Last Metro

Le Manège

  • Le Réveil
  • The Three Inventors
Best Fiction Short Film


  • Le Bruit des jambes de Lucie
  • La Découverte
  • Vive la mariée
Best Documentary Short Film

Le Miroir de la terre

  • Abel Gance, une mémoire de l'avenir
  • Dorothea Tanning - Insomnia


Marcel Pagnol
Alain Resnais

See also


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