Jacques Audiard's The Beat That My HeartSkipped took home the Best Picture prize at France's Lumiere Awards Tuesday. The awards are the local equivalentof the Golden Globes, voted on by members of the foreign press working in France.

With ten nominations, Beat is a favorite for top prizes at theupcoming Cesar Awards to be doled out this Saturday in Paris.

The film's star, Romain Duris,hotly tipped to take the Best Actor Cesar, also grabbed the Best Actor Lumiere statue. The prize for Best Actress went to IsabelleHuppert for her role in Patrice Chereau's Gabrielle;she is also nominated for a Best Actress Cesar.

Best Director went toPhilippe Garrel for Les AmantsReguliers with Best Screenplay attributed toMichael Haneke for his Cache. Haneke is nominated for a Best Director Cesar while Garrel is not, although the latter recently won theprestigious Prix Louis Delluc for Les Amants.

Best Newcomer prizes went to Fanny Valette for Karin Albou'sLa Petite Jerusalem and Johan Liberea forAnthony Cordier's Douches Froides.Valette is also up for a Cesar in the same category.