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Nominations out for Cesars

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PARIS — Audrey Tautou, who is slated to co-star with Tom Hanks in "The Da Vinci Code," is in the running for the best-actress prize after the announcement of the nominees for the 30th Cesars, France's version of the Academy Awards.

Tautou was nominated for her performance in the Jean-Pierre Jeunet World War I drama, "A Very Long Engagement," which received a dozen nominations, including best picture.

Jeunet, who directed Tautou in the popular "Amelie," will be up against "The Chorus," about a teacher changing his pupil's lives through music, and "36 Quai des Orfevres," a police film starring Gerard Depardieu and Daniel Auteuil.

Nominees for best foreign film include Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11," Walter Salles' "Motorcycle Diaries," Sofia Coppola's "Lost in Translation," Michael Gondry's "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "21 Grams." The ceremonies will be held in Paris on Feb. 26, a day before the Oscars.

— Carole Corm, New York Times News Service