Cannes 2017: Who are the winners?

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By Gwen Ong

Cannes 2017: Who are the winners?

You’ve seen all the glitz and glamour from the red carpet of Cannes 2017. Not forgetting the pretty sparkles worn by the stars. And of course, the film screenings have captured various topics of interests. The 70th Cannes Film Festival was nothing short of a breath-taking affair. The two weeks festival came to a close last night with the award ceremony. The jury, presided by Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, also handed out the following prizes:


The grand prize Palme d’Or went to ‘The Square’ by director Ruben Östlund, which tells the story of a museum director desperate to make his gallery a success. A notable win is Sofia Coppola, who became the second woman in the festival’s history to win best director. She nabbed the award for ‘The Beguiled’, a film set in the Civil War starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning. Here are the other main competition winners:


Gran Prix: 120 Beats Per Minute – Robin Campillo

Jury Prize: Loveless  Andrey Zvyagintsev

Best Actor: You Were Never Really Here  Joaquin Phoenix

Best Actress: In the Fade  Diane Kruger

Best Screenplay: The Killing of a Sacred Deer  Yorgos Lanthimos, You Were Never Really Here  Lynne Ramsay

Camera d’Or: Jeune Femme  Léonor Sérraille

Short Film Palme d’Or: A Gentle Night  Qiu Yang

Special 70th Anniversary Award: Nicole Kidman


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