British actress Kate Winslet is to receive an honorary Cesar award at France’s equivalent of the Oscars next month, it has been announced. Roman Polanski, who directed the 36-year-old in recent release Carnage, will present her with the prize. French drama Poliss, written, directed by and starring Maiwenn lead the shortlist with 13 nods, including best film and director. The Minister picked up 11 nods and silent film The Artist was up for 10. The French silent film, which is one of the leading contenders at this year’s Academy Awards, was re-released in France on Wednesday. “Don’t forget that the Cesar awards were created in homage to the Oscars,” French Film Academy president Alain Terzian told The Hollywood Reporter. He added that the Cesars symbolically take place in the same weekend as the Oscars.                                              –bbc