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2018 Cannes Award Winners include “BlacKkKlansman” and “Shoplifters”


Over the weekend, the Cannes Film Festival marked another moment in the cinematic calendar. Their 71st fest came to a conclusion, with the annual doling out of the Palme d’Or, among other awards. Last week I presented some shot in the dark predictions, but go figure, Cannes did their own unique thing. The festival unveiled their prestigious winners, throwing into the year a number of potential Foreign Language contenders, along with one potential across the board Oscar hopeful. From here, we’ll move into the full on summer movie season, but after that, before you know it, we’ll be into the fall festival season. Crazy, right?

Below, the Cannes prize winners can be found in full, with the top two prizes going to Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, as well as Shoplifters, from Hirokazu Kore-eda. There was some speculation that Cate Blanchett’s jury was going to go for Lee and his timely black comedy, but it wound up essentially in second place. That still sets it up as a potential Academy Award player, so prepare for plenty more on BlacKkKlansman in the months to come. Other winners included Capharnaum, as well as filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski for Cold War. The complete list is up next, but as per the usual, my predictions were more or less way off for Cannes. And so it goes…


Here are all of the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival award winners:

FEATURE FILMS

PALME D’OR

MANBIKI KAZOKU (Shoplifters) directed by KORE-EDA Hirokazu
The Palme d’or was awarded by Cate Blanchett.

GRAND PRIX

BLACKKKLANSMAN (Black Klansman) directed by Spike LEE
The Grand Prix was awarded by Benicio Del Toro and Chang Chen.

JURY PRIZE

CAPHARNAÜM directed by Nadine LABAKI
The Jury Prize was awarded by Gary Oldman and Léa Seydoux.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR

Marcello FONTE in DOGMAN directed by Matteo GARRONE
The Best Performance by an Actor Prize was awarded by Khadja Nin and Roberto Benigni.

BEST DIRECTOR PRIZE

ZIMNA WOJNA (Cold War) directed by Pawel PAWLIKOWSKI
The Best Director Prize was awarded by Abderrahmane Sissako, Kristen Stewart and Denis Villeneuve.

BEST SCREENPLAY EX-ÆQUO

Alice ROHRWACHER for LAZZARO FELICE (Happy as Lazzaro)
Jafar PANAHI for SE ROKH (3 Faces) directed by Jafar PANAHI
The Best Screenplay Prizes were awarded by Robert Guédiguian and Chiara Mastroianni.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS

Samal YESLYAMOVA in AYKA directed by Sergey DVORTSEVOY
The Best Performance by an Actress Prize was awarded by Ava Duvernay and Asia Argento.

SPECIAL PALME D’OR

LE LIVRE D’IMAGE (Image Book) directed by Jean-Luc GODARD
The Special Palme d’or was awarded by Cate Blanchett.

SHORT FILMS – COMPETITION

PALME D’OR

ALL THESE CREATURES directed by Charles WILLIAMS

SPECIAL DISTINCTION BY THE JURY

YAN BIAN SHAO NIAN (On the Border) directed by WEI Shujun
The Palme d’or and the Jury Special Mention for Shorts Films were awarded by the President of the Short Films and Cinéfondation Jury, Bertrand Bonello.

UN CERTAIN REGARD

UN CERTAIN REGARD PRIZE

GRÄNS by Ali ABBASI

PRIZE FOR BEST SCREENPLAY

SOFIA by Meryem BENM’BAREK

PRIZE FOR BEST PERFORMANCE

Victor POLSTER for GIRL by Lukas DHONT

PRIZE FOR BEST DIRECTOR

Sergei LOZNITSA for DONBASS

JURY SPECIAL PRIZE

CHUVA É CANTORIA NA ALDEIA DOS MORTOS (The Dead and the Others) by João SALAVIZA and Renée NADER MESSORA

CAMÉRA D’OR

GIRL directed by Lukas DHONT presented as part of UN CERTAIN REGARD
The Caméra d’or Prize was awarded by Ursula Meier, President of the Caméra d’or Jury.

CINÉFONDATION

FIRST PRIZE

EL VERANO DEL LEÓN ELÉCTRICO (The Summer of the Electric Lion) directed by Diego CÉSPEDES
Universidad de Chile – ICEI, Chili

SECOND PRIZE EX AEQUO

KALENDAR (Calendar) directed by Igor POPLAUHIN
Moscow School of New Cinema, Russie

DONG WU XIONG MENG (The Storms in Our Blood) directed by SHEN Di
Shanghai Theater Academy, Chine
THIRD PRIZE

INANIMATE directed by Lucia BULGHERONI
NFTS, Royaume-Uni


Stay tuned to see how these films do when they eventually come stateside!

About Joey Magidson

A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He also contributes to several other film-related websites.

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