Sunday, May 22, 2016

Cannes 2016: The Winners Are....



Odd year at Cannes. The jury couldn't decide on just one best director, a film that was universally panned took second prize, while the Palme d'Or went to a director who a year ago was considering retirement. 

Palme d'Or: Ken Loach for I, Daniel Blake

Grand Prize: Xavier Dolan for It's Only the End of the World

Best Director: Olivier Assayas for Personal Shopper and Cristian Mungiu for Graduation (tie)

Best Screenplay: Asghar Farhadi for The Salesman

Best Actor: Shahab Hosseini from Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman

Best Actress: Jaclyn Rose for Ma Rosa

Jury Prize: American Honey

Camera d'Or: Divines

Cannes 2016: The Winners Are....



Odd year at Cannes. The jury couldn't decide on just one best director, a film that was universally panned took second prize, while the Palme d'Or went to a director who a year ago was considering retirement. 

Palme d'Or: Ken Loach for I, Daniel Blake

Grand Prize: Xavier Dolan for It's Only the End of the World

Best Director: Olivier Assayas for Personal Shopper and Cristian Mungiu for Graduation (tie)

Best Screenplay: Asghar Farhadi for The Salesman

Best Actor: Shahab Hosseini from Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman

Best Actress: Jaclyn Rose for Ma Rosa

Jury Prize: American Honey

Camera d'Or: Divines

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