Here are all the big winners of the world’s most prestigious film festival.
Year 2021 Cannes The film festival officially ended with an awards ceremony, in which this year’s competition jury named the festival’s best films and plays. With Spike Lee as president, the jury included director Mati Diop, singer/songwriter Mylène Farmer, actress/director Maggie Gyllenhaal, writer/director Jessica Hausner, actress/director Mélanie Laurent, writer/director Kleber Mendonça Filho, actor Tahar Rahim, and actor Song Kang-ho. Find the full list of winners below.
In a historic win, Julia Ducournau took home the Palme d’Or for her film “Titane,” which was released next year Neon. This makes her the second female director ever to win the award Cannes Film FestivalTop prizes, including 1993’s Jane Campion for “The Piano.” (In a blunder that stunned the audience, Spike Lee accidentally announced the winner Palme at the beginning of the ceremony.)
Since the 2020 film festival was canceled due to the pandemic, the last film to win the Palme d’Or (the festival’s highest award) was Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” in 2019 – a film that won go all the way to the Oscars, win the best. Pictures from next year.
This year’s jury has a lot to choose from, with new films from Leos Carax, Wes Anderson, Julia Ducournau, Paul Verhoeven, Asghar Farhadi, Sean Baker and more entering the festival. Traditionally, the festival’s big winners show one more time to those still in France on Sunday.
To return to form after two years, this year’s Cannes offers a wide range of cinematic experiences, from larger studio fare like Anderson and Matt Damon’s “The French Dispatch” in Tom McCarthy’s “Stillwater” to the original works of art. provocative new products from Ducournau (“Titane”) and Carax (“Anette”).
At the start of the festival, Jodie Foster began the process by accepting the festival’s honorary Palme d’Or. An honorary Palme also arrived with Marco Bellocchio during the ceremony.
Also announced are the awards in the Critics and Uncertain Week lineup. Kira Kovalenko’s film “Unclenching the Fists” won the top prize in the Uncertainty award from a jury led by Andrea Arnold, who premiered her own documentary, “Cow”, no competition at Cannes. In Critics Week’s sidebar, Omar El Zohairi’s “Feathers” took home the top prize from a jury headed by Cristian Mungiu, he was also the Palme d’Or winner for “4 Months, 3” Weeks and 2 Days” in 2007.
Golden Palm or: “Titan”
Opening: (tie) “One Hero” and “Plot 6”
Jury Award: (tie): “Ahed’s Knee” and “Memoria”
Best Actress: Renate Reinsve, “World’s Ugliest Man”
Best Leading Actor: Caleb Landry Jones, “Nitram”
Best Director: Leos Carax, “Annette”
Best scenario: Ryusuke Hamaguchi, “Drive My Car”
Camera d’Or: “Murina” by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović
Short film Golden Palm or: Tian Xia Wu Ya by Tang Yi
Special Jury Mention for Short Film: “Ceu de Agosto” by Jasmin Tenucci