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Cannes awards Palme D'Or to Ken Loach

The Cannes jury, led by Mad Max director George Miller awarded Ken Loach his second Palme D'Or tonight for his entry I, Daniel Blake.

The film follows a middle-aged carpenter, Daniel, and his friend Katie as they struggle to navigate the UK's benefits system.

The Best Actor award went to actor Shahab Hosseini for his part The Salesman. Jaclyn Jose won Best Actress for her leading role in Ma'Rosa.

The complete list of award-winners:

Best short film: Timecode, Juanjo Giménez
Special Mention: The Girl Who Danced with the Devil, João Paulo Miranda Maria

Caméra d’Or (awarded to the best first feature): Divines (director: Houda Benyamina)

Honorary Palme d’Or: Jean-Pierre Léaud

Best actor: Shahab Hosseini, The Salesman

Jury prize: Andrea Arnold, American Honey. Read our review of American Honey here.

Best screenplay: Asghar Fahardi, The Salesman

Best actress: Jaclyn Jose, Ma Rosa

Best director: Cristian Mungui, Graduation and Olivier Assayas, Personal Shopper. Read our review of Personal Shopper here.

Grand Prix: Xavier Dolan, It’s Only the End of the World Read our review of It's Only the End of the World here.

Palme d’Or: I, Daniel Blake Read our review of I, Daniel Blake here.

Marion Koob is The Digital Fix’s Cinema Editor. She tweets @marionkoob.

Last updated: 06/08/2018 14:15:35

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