Cannes Film Festival Winners: Titane Wins Palme d’Or

Cannes Film Festival Winners: Titane Wins Palme d’Or
July 19, 2021
David Gonzalez
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The 74th Cannes Film Festival announced its winners this past weekend and despite Spike Lee’s slip-up announced the Palme winner early, it did not take away from the joyful feeling of celebration for the festival and all its winners. The festival kicked off July 6, two months later than usual, amid safety concerns due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Lee, who has appeared in Cannes with films such as BlacKkKlansman (2019) and Do The Right Thing (1989), is the first Black person to be president of the Cannes jury. This year’s jury is also the first in Cannes history where a majority of the jurors, five out of nine, are women.

The winners are as follows:

Palme d’Or
Titane

Grand Prix (two winners)
Asghar Farhadi, A Hero
Juho Kuosmanen, Compartment No. 6

Best Director
Leos Carox, Annette

Best Screenplay
Hamaguchi Ryusuke and Takamasa Oe, Drive My Car

Best Actress
Renate Reinste, The Worst Person in the World

Jury Prize
Memoria, Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Jury Prize
Ahed’s Knee, Nadav Lapid

Best Actor
Caleb Landry Jones, Nitram

Honorary Palme d’Or
Marco Bellocchio

Camera d’Or
Murina, Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic

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