The Cannes film festival has wrapped up for another year, and overnight, celebrities gathered in the festival’s 2,300-seat main theatre – aka somewhere a lot more fancy than the bus or cubicle you’re currently reading this in – to shower each-other in awards.
The jury, headed up by Joel and Ethan Coen, handed out a number of prizes, including the coveted Palme d’Or. How did Our Cate do? We’ll spare you any more suspense with a list of the prize winners below:
Best Actress: Rooney Mara – Carol (tie)
Best Actress: Emmanuelle Bercot – Mon Roi (tie)
Favourite Cate Blanchett lost out in this category, but Rooney Mara, her co-star in the 1950s lesbian love story Carol, was awarded the prize, sharing in in a rare split decision with France’s Emmanuelle Bercot.
Best Actor: Vincent Lindon – The Measure Of A Man
French actor Vincent Lindon plays a laid-off factory worker in this drama about unemployment.
Best Director: Hou Hsiao-hsien – The Assassin
68-year-old Hou Hsiao-hsien is an acclaimed director in his native Taiwan, and his latest is about an assassin in ninth-century China, who is asked to kill the man she loves.
The Palme d’Or: Dheepan
In a France-heavy year, this gritty thriller, about refugees, took out the top prize at the festival. The runner-up was awarded to the holocause drama Son Of Saul.
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