The greatest moments for France in Oscar history

The greatest moments for France in Oscar history
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With the 88th Academy Awards upon us, we take a look back at the most historic French moments from the past. Dim the lights.

It's not going to be a huge night for France this year. 

Indeed, it's only Mustang – which is nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film – that really stands a chance. 

So, join us as we take a trip through the history of the Oscars instead – a trip down memory lane that includes a fair bit of Oscars trivia too for you film buffs.

For example, do YOU remember how many awards hit film Amélie picked up? Or which was the most successful film for France ever? 

Or what Juliette Binoche (below) did, that no other French person has done before or since? Click here to find out. 

GALLERY: The greatest French moments in Oscars history


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