Probably no surprise, despite the audience boos (those French, what do you expect?), Terrence Malick's latest, which is receiving rave reviews, won the Palme d'Or. Also not much of surprise, but the widely praised performances of Jean Dujardin and Kirsten Dunst won Actor and Actress. Woody Allen's latest Midnight in Paris went home empty handed, but its stellar Friday night debut in limited release is award enough.
Palme d’Or: The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick)
Grand Prix (a tie): Le Gaumin au Velo (Dardennes brothers) & Once Upon a Time in Anataolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)Best Director: Nicholas Winding Refn (Drive)
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin "The Artist"
Best Actress: Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia)
Prix du Jury: Polisse (Maïwenn)
Prix du scènario : Footnote
Best Screenplay: Hearat Shulayim (Joseph Cedar)
Camera d’Or (Best First Film): Las Acacias (Pablo Giorgelli)
Un Certain Regard : Prix Spécial du Jury / Special Jury Prize : Elena (Andrey Zvyagintsev)
Best Short Film: Cross Country