‘The Tree Of Life’ Wins the Palme D’Or; complete list of winners

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Not too many surprises in the Cannes winners’ circle today. Reclusive critics’ darling Terrence Malick took home his first Golden Palm, the fest’s highest honor. The Tree of Life was an obvious frontrunner in a year that offered little consensus, given the director’s pedigree and the film’s ambitious scope.

The third (Jury Prize) and second (Grand Prix) prizes were a less predictable lot: the former went to Polisse, a divisive police prodecural, while the latter went to the Dardenne brothers – who have already won two Palmes – for Le Gamin Au Vélo.

Here’s a list of today’s winners, as well as the prizes announced yesterday:

Jury Prize: Polisse

Screenplay: Footnote

Actress: Kirsten Dunst, Melancholia

Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive

Grand Prix (tie): Le Gamin Au Vélo; Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Palme D’Or: The Tree Of Life

Camera D’Or (First Feature): Las Acacias


Un Certain Regard:

Best Picture (tie): Arirang; Halt Auf Freier Strecke

Special Jury Prize: Elena

Best Director: Mohammad Rasoulof, Bé Omid é Didar

Ecumenical Jury Prize: This Must be the Place

Special Mentions: Where Do We Go Now; Le Havre

Queer Palme; Skoonheid


Short Films Jury:

1st Prize: The Letter

2nd Prize: Drari

3rd Prize: Fly by Night

2 Comments
  1. Simon Brand says

    The Grand Prix was shared with Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Once Upon A Time In Anatolia.

    1. Simon Howell says

      Thanks for the correction – it’s been appended.

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