The Jury of the 69th Cannes Film Festival, chaired by George Miller, awarded the Palme d’Or to I, Daniel Blake by British director Ken Loach.
The most prestigious awards in the planet were distributed at the end of the 2016 Festival de Cannes (May 11 to 22, 2016), the largest event of global cinema, which rolled out several times a day its red carpet for the stars from 52 films hailing from 30 countries, selected in the different selections.
On stage at the Grand Théâtre Lumière of the Palais des Festivals, the actor Laurent Lafitte hosted the Awards Ceremony and actor Mel Gibson had the honor of presenting the director of the best of the twenty-one films in Competition with the Palme d’Or.
La Palme d’Or screening closes the Festival
A very feminine (four women out of nine personalities) and very “7th Art” jury had the difficult task to award, under the presidency of Australian filmmaker George Miller, the Palme d’Or and other prizes in the official competition.
The actresses Kirsten Dunst (USA) and Valeria Golino (Italy), the singer and actress Vanessa Paradis (France), the producer Katayoon Shahabi (Iran), the actors Donald Sutherland (Canada) and Mads Mikkelsen (Denmark) and the directors Arnaud Desplechin (France) and Laszlo Nemes (Hungary) awarded the Palme d’Or to the film I, Daniel Blake by British director Ken Loach. The film was screened at the end of the Awards Ceremony to close the Festival de Cannes 2016.
Juste la Fin du Monde (Just the End of the World) by Xavier Dolan
Best Director Award to Ex-Aequo
Cristian Mungiu for Baccalaureat
Olivier Assayas for Personnal Shopper
Asghar Farhadi for Forushande (The Customer)
Honey American by Andrea Arnold
Best actress award
Jaclyn Jose in Ma ‘Rosa by Brillante Mendoza
Best actor award
Shahab Hosseini in Forushande by Asghar Farhadi
Timecode by Juanjo Gimenez
Jury’s Special Mention
A Moça Que Dançou Com O Diabo (The girl dancing with the devil) by João Paulo Miranda Maria
Divine by Houda Benayamina presented at the Directors’ Fortnight
Un Certain Regard Awards
The selection Un Certain Regard in 2016, opened by Mohamed Diab’s film Eshtebak (Clash), showcased 18 films in competition from 20 different countries. Seven of these works were first films. Chaired by the Swiss actress Marthe Keller, the Jury consisted of the following members: Jessica Hausner (director, producer – Austria), Diego Luna (actor, director, producer – Mexico), Ruben Östlund (director – Sweden) and Céline Sallette (actress – France).
Prize of Un Certain Regard
Hymyileva Mies (The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki) by Juho Kuosmanen
Fuchi Ni Tatsu (Harmonium) by Fukada Kôji
Prize for Best Director
Matt Ross for Captain Fantastic
Prize for Best Screenplay
Delphine Coulin & Muriel Coulin for Voir du Pays (The Stopover)
Un Certain Regard Special Prize
The Red Turtle by Michael Dudok de Wit
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