Cannes 2017: Winners

The sun has set over the sea of Cannes yet the film industry is beaming from yet another successful year at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. With reports of it being one of the greatest festivals this season, we’ve

The biggest news to come from Cannes is that Sophia Coppola is the second woman ever, in 70 years, to win the Best Director award for the much hyped The Beguiled. There’s a whole other article about the stupidity of why Coppola is the second female director to win this, but we’re impressed that she was honoured this weekend.

The coveted Palme d’Or went to Ruben Ostlund’s The Square, a satirical film revolving around an art installation piece and a PR campaign descending into chaos. 120 Beats Per Minute, by Robin Campillo

Diane Kruger won Best Actress and Joaquin Phoenix scooped up Best Actor for Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here. Ramsay tied with Greek director Yorgos Lanthimo’s The Killing of the Sacred Deer for Best Screenplay.

Nicole Kidman, starring in at least three films showcasing at Cannes this year, won the 70th Anniversary Jury Prize and it is richly deserved.

Below is a full list of winners, what did you think?

Image result for The Beguiled

Palme d’Or
Ruben Östlund, The Square

Grand Prix
Robin Campillo’s 120 Beats Per Minute

Jury Prize
Andrey Zvyagintsev, Loveless

Camera d’Or
Léonor Sérraille, Montparnasse Bienvenue

Best Director
Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled

Best Screenplay
tie: Lynne Ramsay, You Were Never Really Here and Yorgos Lanthimos, The Killing of Sacred Deer

Best Actress
Diane Kruger, In the Fade

Best Actor
Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here

Short Film
Qiu Yang, A Gentle Night

70th Anniversary Jury Prize
Nicole Kidman

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