Québec actor Marc-André Grondin won the César for most promising actor at the annual French cinema awards ceremony held in Paris in late February.
Grondin was honoured for his performance in Le Premier jour du reste de ta vie (The First Day of the Rest of Your Life), directed by France's Rémi Bezançon. The award was presented by the Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques (AATC).
The 25-year-old actor won acclaim in 2005 for his role in Québec director Jean-Marc Vallée's C.R.A.Z.Y., which was a big hit in Québec and around the world.
Other most promising actor winners include Mathieu Amalric, Yvan Attal, Romain Duris and Matthieu Kassovitz.