2024 Cannes Film Festival Winners List

After two weeks of nonstop cinema, the second of fact lastly arrived. The winners of the 77th Cannes Movie Pageant had been introduced at a gala ceremony on Saturday night time.

The Palme d’Or, the fest’s high honor, went to Sean Baker‘s intercourse employee screwball comedy Anora. A nervous and shaking Baker took the stage and thanked the jury, saying he nonetheless “couldn’t consider it.” Baker stated profitable Cannes’ high prize has been “my singular objective as a filmmaker for the previous 30 years.”

Baker additionally singled out Francis Ford Coppola and David Cronenberg, two veteran administrators with movies in Cannes competitors this 12 months, as main inspirations. Baker has come far, going from capturing his 2015 characteristic Tangerine on an iPhone5s to profitable the Palme d’Or. He’s the primary American director to win the Palme since Terrence Malick for The Tree of Life in 2011.

Commenting on the jury’s determination, jury president Greta Gerwig stated Anora had “one thing that reminded us of a traditional, there have been buildings of Lubitsch and Howard Hawks. It did one thing truthful and sudden.”

Anora is the fifth Neon movie in a row to win Cannes’ high prize, following Anatomy of a Fall, Triangle of Unhappiness, Titane and Parasite. Neon hasn’t but set a U.S. launch date but for the film, however count on the distributor to launch it in early October, as they’ve for his or her earlier Palme winners, a slot that has confirmed profitable each for awards season and on the field workplace.

The Grand Prix, offered in a shock look by Viola Davis, went to Payal Kapadia’s All We Think about As Gentle, the primary Indian movie to play in Cannes competitors since 1994.

Kapadia used her acceptance speech to specific solidarity with the employees on the Cannes movie competition who’ve been struggling for higher working situations and displayed her crimson “Sous les écrans la dèche” button, from the collective representing freelance staff on the competition. The employees have been protesting all through this 12 months’s competition. Kapadia stated the values that drive her as a filmmaker are “solidarity and empathy” and singled out the “many individuals who work behind the scenes on the competition, they’ve accomplished a powerful job, it’s due to them the competition exists” earlier than holding up her Sous les écrans button.

Iranian political melodrama The Seed of the Sacred Fig from dissident director Mohammad Rasoulof, who fled Iran simply weeks earlier than the competition, acquired a particular award from the jury.

The feminine stars of Jacques Audiard’s gender-transitioning Mexican crime musical Emilia Pérez (Adriana Paz, Zoe Saldaña, Selena Gomez and titular lead Karla Sofía Gascón) received finest actress, with Gascón turning into the primary trans actress to win in Cannes. Emilia Pérez additionally acquired the jury prize.

“Girls collectively — that’s one thing we wished to honor once we made this award,” stated Gerwig. “Every of them is a standout, however collectively transcendent.”

Jesse Plemons received finest actor for his function in Sorts of Kindness, Yorgos Lanthimos’ anthology movie that re-teamed him along with his Poor Issues stars Emma Stone and Willem Dafoe. The Civil Battle and Energy of the Canine actor performs three roles in Lanthimos’ weird surrealistic triptych: A submissive businessman, a grieving police officer and a bisexual cult member.

This has been a divisive Cannes and there was no clear frontrunner going into this 12 months’s awards. Only some films — together with All We Think about as Gentle and The Seed of the Sacred Fig — have been universally embraced by critics.

Most have divided audiences. Coppola’s Megalopolis, starring Adam Driver, was each broadly panned and selectively celebrated. Emilia Pérez was hailed by most as a masterpiece however left some critics chilly.

Baker’s Anora was lauded by U.S. critics however dismissed by many in Europe as too mainstream for Cannes competitors. Andrea Arnold’s Chook, a working-class melodrama with fantastical components, equally drew each reward and pans in nearly equal measure. The Substance, from French director Coralie Fargeat and starring Demi Moore, Margaret Qualley and Dennis Quaid, was hailed as a masterpiece and dismissed as an unoriginal replace on David Cronenberg-esque physique horror. Cronenberg’s new movie, The Shrouds, additionally in competitors, didn’t a lot divide critics as go away them underwhelmed, with most calling the film a muted model of acquainted themes from the veteran Canadian filmmaker.

Ali Abbasi’s Donald Trump film The Apprentice, which seems at how the previous U.S. president was formed by his tutelage below cutthroat lawyer Roy Cohn (Sebastian Stan performs Trump, Jeremy Robust is Cohn), acquired essentially the most press consideration, notably after Trump’s legal professionals despatched a stop and desist order to the filmmakers, attempting to forestall the film from being offered within the U.S. However Abbasi’s considerably typical biopic strategy, and what some have seen as a very sympathetic tackle Trump’s early years, didn’t go over properly with some critics.

One filmmaker everybody can agree on is George Lucas, who acquired an honorary Palme d’Or through the ceremony, for his contribution to cinema, from his first characteristic, THX-1138, which premiered in Cannes’ Administrators’ Fortnight part again in 1971, to the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. Lucas was offered with the honorary Palme by his outdated pal Coppola, who he referred to as “a giant brother and mentor” upon receiving the award.

“I got here right here right this moment to thanks all,” stated Lucas. “I’m only a child who grew up in the course of California, surrounded by vineyards and made movies in San Francisco with my pal Francis Coppola. So we spent our complete careers in parallel, and in San Francisco specifically. In truth, I’ve by no means made a Hollywood movie as a director. So it’s an awesome honor to be right here. I can inform you that.”

A full checklist of winners follows:

Palme d’Or

Sean Baker, Anora

Grand Prix

All We Think about As Gentle

Jury Prize

Emilia Pérez

Finest Director

Miguel Gomes, Grand Tour

Finest Screenplay

Coralie Fargeat, The Substance

Finest Actress

Adriana Paz, Zoe Saldaña, Karla Sofía Gascón, Selena Gomez, Emilia Pérez

Finest Actor

Jesse Plemons, Sorts of Kindness

Honorary Palme d’Or

George Lucas

Particular Award

Mohammad Rasoulof, The Seed of the Sacred Fig

Digital camera d’Or for Finest First Movie

Halfdan Ullman Tondel, Armand

Palme d’Or for Finest Brief Movie

Nebojsa Slijepcevic, The Man Who Might Not Stay Silent

This story was initially printed at 9:42 a.m. on Might 25.