BPM had tied with Albert Dupontel’s See You Up There in terms of the number of nominations, with 13 apiece. However, it was BPM that ended up the biggest winner with six awards to See You Up There’s five.
It will be some consolation to the film as, after being chosen as France’s entry for the Best Film Not In The English Lanuguage Oscar, it failed to score a nomination. The movie is set in Paris in the early 1990s, following a group of activists going in to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, newcomer Nathan falls in love with Sean, the group’s radical firebrand, and their passion sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough.