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Winners of the 74th Cannes Film Festival Announced


*Editor’s Note: Well, aside from a big gaffe, that was pretty smooth. After sharing predictions yesterday (here), the Cannes Film Festival announced their award winners today. One of Robert and I’s post-publishing hunches paid off in the Actor prize, so maybe give us partial credit for that? No? Alright. Aside from that, he did better than I, since I mismatched the Grand Prix and Palme d’Or winners. Alas. Still, this is a pretty interesting slate of winners out of Cannes. I speculated about some of the Oscar possibilities of the festival lineup here, but a lot remains to be seen. More below from Maxance!*

The Cannes Festival Awards started out pretty well…until Jury President Spike Lee casually dropped that Julia Ducornau‘s Titane won the festival’s highest prize, the Palme d’Or, at the top of the ceremony. Oops. You can watch Lee’s gaffe here:

CANAL+ on Twitter: “On a frôlé la catastrophe et une annonce un peu prématurée de la Palme d’or 😱 #Cannes2021 / Twitter”

On a frôlé la catastrophe et une annonce un peu prématurée de la Palme d’or 😱 #Cannes2021

Titane‘s win marks the second time a woman wins the Palme d’Or, the first being Jane Campion for The Piano in 1993, 28 years ago. Here is the list of complete winners from Cannes:

CAMÉRA D’OR: Murina (Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic)

HONORARY PALME D’OR: Marco Bellocchio

BEST ACTOR: Caleb Landry Jones–Nitram (Justin Kurzel)

JURY PRIZE (TIE): Ha’berech (Nadav Lapid) & Memoria (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

BEST ACTESS: Renate Reinsve–Verdens Verste Menneske (Joachim Trier)

BEST SCREENPLAY: Hamaguchi Ryusuke & Takamasa Oe–Drive My Car (Hamaguchi Ryusuke)

BEST DIRECTOR: Leos Carax–Annette

GRAND PRIX (TIE): Ghahreman (Asgar Farhadi) & Hytti No. 6 (Juho Kuosmanen)

PALME D’OR: Titane (Julia Ducornau)

Source: Festival de Cannes


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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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