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Kate Winslet to receive honorary French 'Cesar'

January 27, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Kate Winslet is set to receive an honorary award from organizers of the French equivalent of the Academy Awards.

The 36-year-old British actress, who is now on French screens in Roman Polanski's clashing-couples film "Carnage," will receive the honorary Cesar at the ceremony on Feb. 24.

France's Academy of Cinematic Arts and Techniques presented nominations for the 37th Cesar Awards ceremony on Friday.

Child-protection drama "Polisse" led with 13 nominations, while silent, black-and-white film "The Artist" received 11.

France's National Cinematic Center has said French movie theaters sold 211 million tickets last year - a 45-year high, and a 4-percent increase from 2010.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.