the Palme d’Or and the 2024 winners revealed

the Palme d’Or and the 2024 winners revealed
the Palme d’Or and the 2024 winners revealed

The winners of the Cannes Film Festival are expected this Saturday evening. The jurors and film teams climbed the steps, leaving some clues about the possible winners of this 77th edition.

19:01 – Frenchwoman Coralie Fargeat receives the Screenplay Prize

The first prize of the Competition is awarded to a woman, the Frenchwoman Coralie Fargeat for The Substance, with Demi Moore. After thanking her team, the Cannes Film Festival and her family, Coralie Gargeat adds a more personal message: “this film is about women, their experience in the world and the violence that can surround these women. I believe films can change the world and I hope this film will be a small step“.

18:57 – The Golden Camera for a first film awarded to “Armand”

Director Halfdan Ullman Tondel on his way to the Palais des Festivals but still in the taxi, it was the film’s distributor who came to collect the Prize, reading an SMS sent by the filmmaker who thanks his “team who gave all their soul “.

A Special Mention for the Golden Camera is also awarded to Mongrel by Wei Liang Chiang and You Qiao Yin, presented as part of the Quinzaine des Cinéastes.

18:50 – The Palme d’Or for short films goes to Croatian Nebojša Slipjepcevic

The director of The Man who could not remain silent (The Man Who Would Not Be Silent) goes on stage to receive his award. “I want to thank my producer and my entire team, those who helped us and those who didn’t get the award, I would like to dedicate this award to the one who is the basis of our film. He resisted violence peacefully and inspires us all.

18:46 – The closing ceremony begins

Camille Cottin opens the ceremony of this 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival with a credits from the Star Wars films revisited in her own way, establishing an assessment of this fortnight. “Welcome to the closing ceremony”

18:33 – The Jury, led by its president Greta Gerwig, takes its place in front of the photographers

Greta Gerwig and her jury composed of the French actor Omar Sy, the Franco-Swedish actress Eva Green, the American actress Lily Gladstone, Pierfrancesco Favino, the Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, the Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona, the screenwriter and Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, Turkish screenwriter Ebru Ceylan.

18:27 – Demi Moore Best Actress Award?

On the steps, Demi Moore arrives arm in arm with French director Coralie Fargeat. Could this be the sign of an Interpretation Award for the American actress, who plays in The Substance, a feminist horror film where the star of an aerobics show is fired on her 50th birthday because of his age. She accepts a laboratory’s offer: a miraculous “substance” allowing her to become a younger, more beautiful and more perfect version of herself.

18:26 – Mohammad Rasoulof and his film team take part in the Closing Ceremony

The Iranian director, who escaped from his country and is trying to escape a prison sentence, walks the red carpet to reach the Palais des Festivals hall. His film The seeds of the wild fig tree is in competition and well on its way to securing a place in the rankings.

18:13 – The entire team of the film “Anora” presents this evening

Sean Becker (Tangerine, The Florida Project and Red Rocket) could receive a Palme or a Prize for his film Anora on the journey of a sex worker between New York and Las Vegas. He is welcomed very warmly by Iris Knobloch: does she know the prize list?

18:13 – Jacques Audiard on the carpet: the sign of a harvest of Prizes?

Jacques Audiard climbs the steps, enough to predict that the director could receive at least one Prize during this ceremony of the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival for his film Emilia Perez. The filmmaker has already won the Palme d’Or for Deephan in 2015. He will take place in the Palais des Festivals with his actress Karla Sofia Gascon.

17:59 – George Lucas could receive his Palme d’Honneur from Francis Ford Coppola

It is rumored that Francis Ford Coppola, who came to present his new film Megalopolis, could present the Honorary Palme d’Or to his friend George Lucas who said of him: “My life is only a reaction to the life of Francis Ford Coppola, I am his antithesis.” George Lucas walks the red carpet to music: that of the soundtrack of Star Wars obviously !

17:44 – Wim Wenders, Elle Fanning, Mélanie Laurent… the stars flock to the red carpet

An hour before the start of the closing ceremony, the stars flock to the red carpet to take a break in front of the photographers before climbing the steps of the Palais des Festivals. German director Wim Wenders, who came without a film in competition but was rewarded with a Special Prize from the Ecumenical Jury for his entire body of work (and on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Paris, Texas), is one of the celebrities, followed by Elle Fanning, juror of the L’Oréal Paris Lights on Women’s Worth Prize, then the filmmaker and actress Mélanie Laurent.

17:36 – Common prizes, ex-aequo prizes.. What are the rules for the Cannes Festival prize list?

There are no real rules at the Cannes Film Festival, or very few. Sometimes, the juries of the Cannes Film Festival allow themselves some liberties: they have the right to award the same prize to two tied films, within the limit of one. It is also possible to award a joint prize: in 2013, Steven Spielberg awarded the Palme d’Or to The Life of Adele, rewarding not only the director Abdelatif Kechiche but also his two actresses, Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos, a first in the history of the Festival. Will the 2024 jury allow itself these freedoms?

17:04 – Who are the members of the jury who will award the Palme d’Or in Cannes?

They are responsible for awarding the prizes for this 77th edition: the jury chaired by Greta Gerwig (Barbie, Frances Ha, The Daughters of Doctor March) established the list and will announce it this evening live on France 2. We find the French actor Omar Sy, the French actress Eva Green, the Turkish screenwriter Ebru Ceylan, the Native American actress Lily Gladstone, the director and screenwriter Lebanese Nadine Labaki, the Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona, the Italian actor Pierfrancesco Favino and finally the Japanese director Kore-Eda Hirokazu.

16:33 – What is “Bird”, one of the favorite films of 2024, about?

Will she win a new Jury Prize this year, the fourth of her career, or win the Palme d’Or? Andrea Arnold, however, is one of the favorites on the charts with her drama Bird, which attracted the press quite unanimously. Here is the synopsis: “At 12, Bailey lives with his brother Hunter and his father Bug, who raises them alone in a squat in the north of Kent. Bug does not have much time to devote to them and Bailey, who is approaching puberty, seeks attention and adventure elsewhere.” Barry Keoghan, Franz Rogowski, Nykiya Adams are in the cast.

16:06 – Only three women have won a Palme d’Or in the history of the Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival is regularly criticized for its lack of diversity. Historically, only three women have won the Palme d’Or in the history of the event: Jane Campion for The piano lesson (shared with Chen Kaige for Farewell my concubine), Julia Ducournau for Titanium and Justine Triet for Anatomy of a fall. This year again, only 4 women directors were in competition out of the 22 films in the selection, which did not fail to raise eyebrows.

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