Three films tied for the most mentions at this year's Cesar nominations in Paris.

Oscar nominee for best foreign film, Rachid Bouchareb's Days Of Glory has receivednine Cesar nominations, as has Pascale Ferran's Lady Chatterley and Guillaume Canet's Ne Le Dis A Personne .

The three are allup for best French film, along with Philippe Lioret's Je Vais Bien, Ne T'En Fais Pas and Xavier Giannoli's Cannes competitor Quand J'Etais Chanteur .

The best director race mirrors the best film category save for Giannoli who did not make the cut and whose slot went to Alain Resnais for Private Fears In Public Places .

Best actor nominees are Michel Blanc for Isabelle Mergault's sleeper hit Je Vous Trouve Tres Beau , which is also up for best first film; Alain Chabat in comedy Prete Moi Ta Main , Francois Cluzet in Ne Le Dis A Personne , Gerard Depardieu in Quand J'Etais Chanteur and Jean Dujardin for OSS 117. Both Chabat and Dujardin's nominations are continuing proof that the Cesar academy is loosening up.

In the past several years, comedic performances have been gaining awards momentum.

In the best actress race Cecile de France finds herself nominated twice, once for Fauteuils d'Orchestre and once for Quand J'E'tais Chanteur . Also up for the prize is Catherine Frot for La Tourneuse De Pages , Charlotte Gainsbourg for Prete Moi Ta Main and Marina Hands in Lady Chatterley .

A new category this year for best documentary feature sees Dans La Peau De Jacques Chirac by Karl Zero and Michel Royer, La Fille Du Juge by William Karel, Ici Najac, A Vous La Terre by Jean-Henri Meunier, La-bas by Chantal Akerman and Zidane, Un Portrait Du XX1eme Siecle all nominated.

Best foreign film nominees round up some familiar names: Babel , Little Miss Sunshine, Brokeback Mountain, The Queen and Volver .

The awards will be presented on February 25 in Paris.

Best French Film

Days Of Glory (Rachid Bouchareb)

Je Vais Bien, Ne T'En Fais Pas (Philippe Lioret)

Lady Chatterley (Pascale Ferran)

Ne Le Dis A Personne (Guillaume Canet)

Quand J'Etais Chanteur (Xavier Giannoli)

Best Actress

Cecile de France (Fauteuils D'Orchestre and Quand J'Etais Chanteur)

Catherine Frot (La Tourneuse De Pages)

Charlotte Gainsbourg (Prete-Moi Ta Main)

Marina Hands (Lady Chatterley)

Best Actor

Michel Blanc (Je Vous Trouve Tres Beau)

Alain Chabat (Prete-Moi Ta Main)

Francois Cluzet (Ne Le Dis A Personne)

Gerard Depardieu (Quand J'etais Chanteur)

Jean Dujardin (OSS 117 - Le Caire, Nid D'Espion)

Best Director

Rachid Bouchareb (Days Of Glory)

Guillaume Canet (Ne Le Dis A Personne)

Pascale Ferran (Lady Chatterley)

Philippe Lioret (Je Vais Bien, Ne T'en Fais Pas)

Alain Resnais (Private Fears In Public Places)

Best Supporting Actress

Christine Citti (Quand J'Etais Chanteur)

Dani: (Fauteuils d'Orchestre)

Mylene Demongeot (La Californie)

Bernadette Lafont (Prete-Moi Ta Main)

Valerie Lemrcier (Fauteuils d'Orchestre)

Best Supporting Actor

Dany Boon (La Doublure)

Francois Cluzet (Quatre Etoiles)

Andre Dussollier (Ne Le DisA Personne)

Guy Marchand (Dans Paris)

Kad Merad (Je Vais Bien, Ne T'en Fais Pas)

Best Foreign Film

Babel (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu)

Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris)

Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee)

The Queen (Stephen Frears)

Volver (Pedro Almodovar)

Best First Film

13 Tzameti, Gela Babluani

Les Fragments d'Antonin, Gabriel Le Bornin

Je Vous Trouve Tres Beau, Isabelle Mergault

Mauvaise Foi, Roschdy Zem

Pardonnez-Moi, Maiwenn

Best Female Newcomer

Deborah Fraancois (La Tourneuse De Pages)

Marina Hands (Lady Chatterley)

Melanie Laurent (Je Vais Bien Ne T'En Fais Pas)

Aissa Maiga (Bamako)

Maiwenn (Pardonnez-Moi)

Best Male Newcomer

Georges Babluani (13 Tzameti)

Rasha Bukvic (La Californie)

Arie Emaleh (L'Ecole Pour Tous)

Vincent Rottiers (Le Passager)

James Thierree (Desaccord Parfait)

Malik Zidi (Mes Amities Malefiques)