Sunday, May 26, 2013

2013 Cannes Film Festival Award Winners

Blue is the Warmest Color was getting rave reviews out of the festival, and maybe it will enter the Oscar race as France's Foreign Language entry? Inside Llewyn Davis starts its potential march to Oscars with the Grand Prix award, and rave reviews to back it. Finally, in the two acting categories, two potential Oscar contenders make a splash. Asghar Farhadi's last film A Separation went onto a win in the Foreign Language category and a nomination in Best Original Screenplay. His latest The Past got great reviews out of Cannes, and its star Berenice Bejo just won the Best Actress award. She is now a recognizable figure after her breakthrough performance (and Oscar nomination) in The Artist, and could easily be on the minds of Academy voters this year. Although I haven' t seen Nebraska, I really like the win for Bruce Dern, and with Payne's name behind him, he could definitely get into Best Actor. Will these contenders make a splash on this Oscar season? As always we'll have to wait and see.

Palme d’Or: "Blue is the Warmest Color," Director: Abdellatif Kechiche

Grand Prix: "Inside Llewyn Davis," Director: Joel and Ethan Coen

Prix de la Mise en Scene (best director): Amat Escalante, "Heli"

Prix du Scenario (best screenplay): "A Touch of Sin," Writer: Jia Zhangke

Camera d’Or (best first feature): "Ilo Ilo," Director: Anthony Chen

Prix du Jury (jury prize): "Like Father, Like Son," Director: Kore-Eda Hirokazu

Prix d’interpretation feminine (best actress): Berenice Bejo, "The Past"

Prix d’interpretation masculine (best actor): Bruce Dern, "Nebraska"

Camera d'Or (Best Debut Feature): "Ilo Ilo," Anthony Chen 

Palme d'Or (Short Film): "Safe," Moon Byoung-gon

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