Announcement of winners – Live – Deadline
UPDATE: In one of the craziest and most innovative award ceremonies in recent memory at the Cannes Film Festival, French filmmaker Julia Ducournau became the second director to win the Palme d’Or, with her daring Titanium. The last time a woman won the top prize was in 1993, when Jane Campion shared the honors in a tie between her The piano and that of Chen Kaige Goodbye my concubine.
While there were warning signs that Titanium was destined to win a statue tonight – she appeared on the red carpet ahead of the closing ceremony – it became very clear that her film was the first winner when jury chairman Spike Lee inadvertently announced the Palm at the start of ceremony.
Obviously misunderstanding the evening’s top prize as “top prize,” Lee handed out the goods, resulting in nervous anticipation, a Twitter explosion, and also obvious rapture from the LumiÃ¨re theater audience here in Cannes. It took a while for things to pick up as Lee chatted with the jury members gathered at the side of the stage, apparently in an effort to figure out what had just happened.
The usual system at an award ceremony in Cannes is a tandem between the jury and the host as well as an award presenter called on stage for a specific category. When he finally arrived at the Palme d’Or tonight, Lee began, âIn my 63 years of life, I’ve learned that people have a second chance, so this is my second chance, and I apologize for screwing up; it took a lot of suspense from the night.
Sharon Stone then came out to hand the Palme to Ducournau who was – despite, or perhaps because of – the previous revelation, very moving. In the middle of a standing ovation, she said, âII keep shaking my headâ¦ I don’t know why I speak English, I’m French. It has been an incredible evening. Thanks Spike, it’s because of you.
She went on, in French, to explain that she had watched the award ceremonies from a young age and “was sure all the winners had to be perfect because they were on this stage. Tonight I’m on this. scene and I know my movie isn’t perfect, but I don’t think a movie is perfect in the eyes of whoever made it, some might even say it’s monstrous. She concluded that the price , hopefully, would recognize “a world that needs to be more and more fluid”.
Other notable winners include Best Director Leos Carax for Annette, even if he was not present. A tie between the praises of Asghar Farhadi A hero and that of the young Finnish filmmaker Juhu Kuosmanen Compartment n Â° 6 because the Grand Prix resulted in a giant embrace between the two, the latter seeming shocked to be in such company.
PREVIOUS, 10:32 a.m. PT: The 74th Cannes Film Festival ends this evening with the forthcoming proclamation of the winners of the main prizes from the Grand ThÃ©Ã¢tre LumiÃ¨re inside the Palais. Cannes’ return this year, after the pandemic forced its cancellation in 2020, has been an interesting affair, filled with Covid tests, small crowds – despite a slew of tourists on vacation – and especially a new official selection of the competition.
Among the best-received applications this year is Ryusuke Hamaguchi Drive my car, a brooding, introspective drama about long-held secrets, regrets and revelations widely revealed on the road in a moving car – and also the longest-running film of the competition at just three hours away.
Former Cannes winner Asghar Farhadi is also making waves with A hero, an inspiring story of a good deed gone bad. that of Joachim TrÃ¨ves The worst person in the world was widely praised and acquired by Neon as a result of a struggle for North American rights. Paul Verhoeven, meanwhile, was back with a scorching period piece Benedetta, based on the true story of a 17th century abbess whose claims of mystical visions and miracles were investigated by the Catholic Church in a trial that lasted from 1619 to 1623.
The opening of Leos Carax Annette, the daring of Julia Ducournau Titanium, Sean Baker’s Red rocket, Apichatpong Weerasthakul’s Memory, Juho Kuosmanen’s Compartment n Â° 6 and that of Wes Anderson The French dispatch also sparked discussion.
Each year, the outcome here in Cannes is anything but predictable, and Spike Lee’s jury could go in any direction. We’ll know more in a few moments, so check back as we update the winners below:
Titanium, director: Julia Ducournau
Grand Prize (TIE)
A hero, director: Asghar Farhadi,
Compartment n Â° 6, director: Juho Kuosmanen
Leos Carax, Annette
Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Drive my car
Renate Reinsve, The worst person in the world
Jury Prize (TIE)
Ahed’s knee, director: Nadav Lapid
Memory, production: Apichatpong Weerasthakul
Caleb Landry Jones, Nitrame
Murina, director: Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic
Palme d’or for short film
All the crows in the world, director: Tang Yi
Special mention: August sky, production: Jasmin Tenucci