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Criticwire at Cannes: The Top Films and Performances Poll

Photo of Steve Greene By Steve Greene | Criticwire May 29, 2012 at 12:58PM

"Amour" and "Holy Motors" close out Cannes as the Criticwire favorites, but what gangsters and singers also made the best of the festival lists? And which films drew both applause and disappointment?
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"Cosmopolis."
"Cosmopolis."

David Fear, Time Out NY

BEST FEATURE

1. Amour (Love)

2. No

3. Cosmopolis

4. Post Tenebras Lux

5. Holy Motors

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. The Paperboy

2. Me and You (Moi et Toi)

3. The Hunt

4. Mud

5. On the Road

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Denis Lavant, Holy Motors

2. Emmanuelle Riva, Amour (Love)

3. Gael Garcia Bernal, No

4. Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

5. Benoit Poelvoorde, Le Grand Soir

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Alfredo Castro, No

2. James Gandolfini, Killing Them Softly

3. Tom Hardy, Lawless

4. Edith Scob, Holy Motors

5. Albert Dupontel, Le Grande Soir

Jon Frosch, The Atlantic

BEST FEATURE

1. Amour (Love)

2. Holy Motors

3. Moonrise Kingdom

4. The Paperboy

5. Rust and Bone

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Cosmopolis

2. Reality

3. After the Battle

4. Mud

5. Beyond the Hills

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour (Love)

2. Denis Lavant, Holy Motors

3. Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

4. Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone

5. Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Cristina Flutur, Beyond the Hills

2. Tom Sturridge, On the Road

3. Kristen Stewart, On the Road

4. Bruce Willis, Moonrise Kingdom

5. Macy Gray, The Paperboy

Clémentine Gallot, Cahiers du Cinema

BEST FEATURE

1. Holy Motors

2. Mud

3. Cosmopolis

4. Moonrise Kingdom

5. Beyond the Hills

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Paradise: Love

2. Reality

3. The Paperboy

4. The Taste of Money

5. Rust and Bone

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Denis Lavant, Holy Motors

2. Jean-Louis Trintignant/Emmanuelle Riva, Amour (Love)

3. Robert Pattinson, Cosmopolis

4. Kara Hayward, Moonrise Kingdom

5. Sam Riley, On the Road

Michael Ghennam, Les Fiches du Cinéma

BEST FEATURE

1. Amour (Love)

2. Holy Motors

3. Mud

4. Beasts of the Southern Wild

5. Beyond the Hills

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Dracula 3D

2. 11.25 The Day He Chose His Fate

3. On the Road

4. Final Cut

5. Maniac

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Denis Lavant, Holy Motors

2. Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour (Love)

3. Émilie Dequenne, Loving Without Reason

4. Caleb Landry Jones, Antiviral

5. Cosmina Stratan, Beyond the Hills

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Emmanuelle Riva, Amour (Love)

2. Cristina Flutur, Beyond the Hills

3. Kang-woo Kim, The Taste of Money

4. Niels Arestrup, Loving Without Reason

5. Jérémie Renier, Elefante blanco (White Elephant)

Patrick Heidmann, Cineman

BEST FEATURE

1. Amour (Love)

2. Beasts of the Southern Wild

3. The Hunt

4. Rust and Bone

5. The Paperboy

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Reality

2. Polluting Paradise (Müll im Garten Eden)

3. Cosmopolis

4. On the Road

5. Lawless

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Emmanuelle Riva, Amour (Love)

2. Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour (Love)

3. Mads Mikkelsen, The Hunt

4. Emilie Dequenne, Loving Without Reason

5. Matthias Schoenaerts, Rust and Bone

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

2. Thomas Bo Larsen, The Hunt

3. Nathalie Baye, Laurence Anyways

4. Kristen Stewart, On the Road

5. John Henshaw, The Angels' Share

Eugene Hernandez, Film Society of Lincoln Center

BEST FEATURE

1. Amour (Love)

2. Holy Motors

3. Laurence Anyways

4. Reality

5. The Paperboy

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. After The Battle

2. Killing Them Softly

3. The Hunt (Jagten)

4. Rust and Bone

5. Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Tye Sheridan, Mud

2. Denis Lavant, Holy Motors

3. Emmanuelle Riva, Amour (Love)

4. Aniello Arena, Reality

5. Suzanne Clément, Laurence Anyways

Aaron Hillis, GreenCine Daily

BEST FEATURE

1. Holy Motors

2. Moonrise Kingdom

3. Rust and Bone

4. Cosmopolis

5. Amour (Love)

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. On the Road

2. Mekong Hotel

3. Lawless

4. Killing Them Softly

5. The Paperboy

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Denis Levant, Holy Motors

2. Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone

3. Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

4. Mads Mikkelsen, The Hunt

5. Margarethe Tiesel, Paradise: Love

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Jun-sang Yu, In Another Country

2. Guy Pearce, Lawless

3. Kylie Minogue, Holy Motors

4. David Oyelowo, The Paperboy

5. Viggo Mortensen, On the Road

HONORABLE MENTION (THE NEXT FIVE): Sightseers, Room 237, Ernest & Celestine, In Another Country, Gimme the Loot

This article is related to: Cannes Film Festival, Amour, Holy Motors , James Gandolfini, Ben Mendelsohn, Denis Lavant, Macy Gray, Cosmopolis, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Kristen Stewart


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