Cannes Festival 2019 winners announced

Cannes Festival 2019 winners announced

The main awards for the 72nd Cannes Film Festival were handed out this evening on the French Riviera, with the prized Palme d'Or given to Joon-ho Bong for his acclaimed black comedy, Parasite.

There were 21 films in contention this year, with features like Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Céline Sciamma's Portrait of a Lady on Fire, the Dardenne brothers'Young Ahmed, Terrence Malick’s A Hidden Life, Ken Loach's Sorry We Missed You and Pedro Almodóvar's Pain and Glory all making an appearance.

This year’s jury was led by, Alejandro Iñárritu, with Enki Bilal, Robin Campillo, Maimouna N'Diaye, Senegalese, Elle Fanning, Yorgos Lanthimos, Paweł Pawlikowski, Kelly Reichardt and Alice Rohrwacher completing the line-up.

Check out the full list of winners below.

Palme d’Or: Parsite (Joon-ho Bong)
Grand prize: Atlantics (Mati Diop)
Jury Prize (tie): Les Misérables (Ladj Ly) and Bacurau (Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles)
Special Palme d’Or: It Must Be Heaven (Elia Suleiman)
Best actor: Antonio Banderas (Pain & Glory)
Best director: Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne (The Young Ahmed)
Best screenplay: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Céline Sciamma)
Best Actress: Emily Beecham (Little Joe)
Caméra d’Or: Our Mothers (César Díaz)
Short Film Palme d’Or: The Distance Between Us and the Sky (Vasilis Kekatos)

Special Mention of the Jury: Monstruo Dios (Agustina San)
Queer Palm (Feature): Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Céline Sciamma)
Queer Palm (Short): The Distance Between Us and the Sky (Vasilis Kekatos)

The awards for the Un Certain Regard section were also handed out on Friday by a jury featuring Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, French actress Marina Foïs, German producer Nurhan Sekerci-Porst, Argentinian director Lisandro Alonso and Belgian director Lukas Dhont.

Un Certain Regard: The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao (Karim Ainouz)
Jury Prize: The Fire Will Come (Oliver Laxe)
Best Director: Kantemir Balagov (Beanpole)
Best Performance: Chiara Mastroianni (On a Magical Night)
Un Certain Regard Heart Prize: The Climb (Michael Angelo Covino) and A Brother’s Love (Monia Chokri)
Special Jury Prize: Liberte (Albert Serra)
Special Jury Mention: Joan of Arc (Bruno Dumont)

For a complete list of winners in all of the festival's sections, head over to the Cannes Festival website to delve a little deeper.

You can check out our full coverage of this year's festival here.


Cannes 2019

The 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival is currently taking place from 14 to 25 May 2019. Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu serves as jury president. American film director Jim Jarmusch's ensemble zombie comedy film The Dead Don't Die served as the opening film of the festival. The festival is honouring French filmmaker Agnès Varda, featuring her on the official poster of the festival.

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