Sunday, May 23, 2010

Awards News: 2010 Cannes Film Festival award winners

Winners were announced for the main awards of the 63rd edition of the Festival de Cannes (Cannes Film Festival) at a closing-night gala ceremony in the Palais des Festivals. The winners of prizes for the Un Certain Regard, Directors Fortnight and Critics Week sections of the festival were previously announced. On Sunday night the remaining, more prestigious awards including the Palme d'Or were announced.

Director Tim Burton presided over a jury that consisted of Kate Beckinsale, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Alberto Barbera, Emmanuel Carrere, Benicio Del Toro, Victor Erice, Alexandre Desplat and Shekhar Kapur. Imprisoned Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi was honoured with an empty jury seat.

The top prize, the Palme d’Or, went to Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives directed by the Thai auteur Apichatpong "Joe" Weerasethakul. The award was presented to him by Tim Burton and actress Charlotte Gainsbourg. The Directing award went to actor-turned-director Mathieu Amalric for his film Tournée (On Tour) about American showgirls on a tour of France. Juliette Binoche won the Actress prize, while Javier Bardem and Elio Germano shared the prize for Actor.

Complete list of 2010 Festival de Cannes award winners:

Palme d’Or:
Loong Boonmee raleuk chat (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives), Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Grand Prix (runner-up):
Des Hommes Et Des Dieux (Of Gods and Men)
, Xavier Beauvois

Prix de la Mise en Scene (best director):
Mathieu Amalric, for Tournée (On Tour)

Prix du Scenario (best screenplay):
Poetry, by Lee Chang-dong

Camera d’Or (best first feature):
Año Bisiesto, directed by Michael Rowe

Prix du Jury (jury prize):
A Screaming Man, directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Prix d’interpretation feminine (best actress):
Juliette Binoche for Certified Copy (directed by Abbas Kiarostami)

Prix d’interpretation masculine (best actor - a Tie):
Javier Bardem for Biutiful (directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu)
Elio Germano for La Nostra Vita (Our Life) (directed by Daniele Luchetti)

Palme d’Or (short film):
Chienne d’Histoire (Barking Life), directed by Serge Avedikian

Jury Prize (short film)
Micky Bader (Bathing Micky), directed by Frida Kempff

Additional awards at the Festival de Cannes:

Prize of Un Certain Regard: Ha Ha Ha, directed by Hong Sangsoo

Jury Prize: Octubre, directed by Daniel Vega & Diego Vega

Special Prize: The three actresses—Adela Sanzhez, Eva Bianco, and Victoria Rapos—from Ivan Fund & Santiago Losa’s Los Labios (The Lips)

Art Cinema Award: Pieds nus sur les limaces, directed by Fabienne Berthaud (France)

Prix SACD/SACD Prize: Illégal, directed Olivier Masset-Depasse (Belgium – Luxembourg – France).

Label Europa Cinemas: Le Quattro Volte, directed by Michelangelo Frammartino (Italy)

PRIX SFR: Cautare, directed Ionut Piturescu (Romania) and Mary Last Seen, directed by Sean Durkin (USA)

Palm Dog Award: Vuk, the goatherd’s dog in Le Quattro Volte, directed by by Michelangelo Frammartino

Grand Prix Semaine de la Critique: Armadillo, directed by Janus Metz

SACD Prize: Bi, dung so! (Bi, Don’t Be Afraid!), directed by Phan Dang Di

ACID/CCAS Support: Bi, dung so! (Bi, Don’t Be Afraid!), directed by Phan Dang Di

OFAJ (Very) Young Critic Award: Sound of Noise, directed by Ola Simonsson & Johannes Stjaerne Nilsson

Canal+ Award for Best Short Film: Berik, directed by Daniel Joseph Borgman

Kodak Discovery Award for Best Short Film: Deeper Than Yesterday, directed by Ariel Kleiman

Cannes Competition: Tournee, directed by Mathieu Amalric

Un Certain Regard: Pal Adrienn, directed by Agnes Kocsis

Director’s Fortnight/Critics’ Week: Todos vos sodes capitans, directed by Olivier Laxe

Kaboom, directed by Gregg Araki

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