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Cannes 2014: 'Winter Sleep' Takes Palme D'Or, 'Foxcatcher' Gets Best Director, Plus All The Winners

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by Jessica Kiang
May 24, 2014 1:13 PM
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Roll up the Red Carpet; hang up your tux; let down your chignon; the Cannes Film Festival drew to a typically glamorous close this evening with the glitzy award ceremony, at which Jury president Jane Campion and her unprecedentedly female-majority panel announced their award decisions. The big news? Long-time bookie’s favorite "Winter Sleep” taking the coveted Palme d'Or, much to Playlister Jessica Kiang’s dismay and Playlister Nikola Grozdanovic’s joy (check out Jess’ review and Nik’s rebuttal)

In advance of the competition and throughout, a great deal of speculation went into the kind of effect the 5-4 women-to-men ratio might have on the outcome -- would it mean Naomi Kawase or Alice Rohrwacher, the two female directors In Competition were at an advantage due to some sort of positive discrimination, or a disadvantage due to the possibility of a win there being perceived as positive discrimination? Would a strong central female performance sway the selection? Would the themes of the winning films somehow reflect a more feminine sensibility? Would everything be in pink?

Thankfully, all that nonsense is at an end now, and that narrative, rather like the "Spielberg won't like anything that isn't a family film" chatter from last year, can be discarded and ground out like a Gitane beneath a stiletto. Because while there are quirks and oddities among the prizes, and certainly Rohrwacher’s win wasn’t something we ourselves would have called, the awards, taken as a whole span most of the films we wanted to see honored, with Julianne Moore’s Best Actress win being probably the biggest, and pleasantest surprise. (She’s awesome in “Maps to the Stars” and we’re told this makes her only the fourth actor to have won acting awards at Cannes, Venice and Berlin -- Juliette Binoche, Sean Penn and Jack Lemmon being the other three).

We ourselves have had a massive Cannes, you can catch up on all our coverage here, and there's more to come, especially in light of these awards. But right now, without further ado, here's the full list of winners, starting with the main competition, but also including those of the sidebar awards from Un Certain Regard, Directors' Fortnight (which boasted a very strong line up this year) and Critics' Week. 

2014 FESTIVAL DE CANNES WINNERS:

PALME D’OR
"Winter Sleep" by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (review)

GRAND PRIX
"The Wonders" by Alice Rohrwacher (review)

PRIX DE LA MISE EN SCEN (BEST DIRECTOR)
Bennett Miller for "Foxcatcher" (review)

PRIX DU SCENARIO (BEST SCREENPLAY)
"Leviathan" by Andrei Zvyagintsev (review)

CAMERA D’OR (BEST FIRST FEATURE)
"Party Girl" by Marie Amachoukeli-Barsacq,Claire Burger and Samuel Theis  (review)

PRIX DU JURY (JURY PRIZE)
"Mommy" by Xavier Dolan (review)
Goodbye to Language” by Jean-Luc Godard (review)   

PRIX D’INTERPRETATION FEMININE (BEST ACTRESS)
Julianne Moore in “Maps to the Stars” (review)

PRIX D’INTERPRETATION MASCULINE (BEST ACTOR) 
Timothy Spall in "Mr Turner" by Mike Leigh (review)

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UN CERTAIN REGARD

PRIZE OF UN CERTAIN REGARD
"White God" by Kornél Mundruczo (review)

JURY PRIZE - UN CERTAIN REGARD
"Force Majeure" by Ruben Ostlund (review pending)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE - UN CERTAIN REGARD
"The Salt of the Earth" by Wim Wenders

ENSEMBLE TALENT PRIZE - UN CERTAIN REGARD
For the ensemble cast of "Party Girl" (review)

BEST ACTOR - UN CERTAIN REGARD
David Gulpilil in "Charlie's Country" by Rolf De Heer

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DIRECTORS' FORTNIGHT (actually non-competitive but there are independent awards given)

ART CINEMA AWARD
"Love At First Fightby Thomas Cailley (review pending)

SACD PRIZE
"Love At First Fightby Thomas Cailley (review pending)

EUROPA CINEMA LABEL PRIZE
"Love At First Fightby Thomas Cailley (review pending)

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CRITICS' WEEK

NESPRESSO GRAND PRIZE
"The Tribe" by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy

FRANCE 4 VISIONARY AWARD
"The Tribe" by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy 

SACD AWARD
"Hope" by Boris Lojkine

SONY CINEALTA DISCOVERY PRIZE
"A Ciambra" by Jonas Carpignano

CANAL+ AWARD
"Crocodile" by Gaëlle Denis

GAN FOUNDATION SUPPORT FOR DISTRIBUTION
"The Tribe" by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy 

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FIPRESCI

FIPRESCI PRIZE - COMPETITION PRIZE
"Winter Sleep" by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (review)

FIPRESCI PRIZE - UN CERTAIN REGARD PRIZE
"Jauja" by Lisandro Alonso (review)

FIPRESCI PRIZE - PARALLEL SECTION
"Love At First Fightby Thomas Cailley (review pending)

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ECUMENICAL JURY PRIZE
Timbuktu” by Abderrahmane Sissako (review)

ECUMENICAL JURY PRIZE - SPECIAL MENTION

The Salt of the Earth” by Wim Wenders  

Beautiful Youth” by Jaime Rosales


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5 Comments

  • Buddy | May 24, 2014 8:08 PMReply

    D and Arch, why are you debating who's going to win the Palme D'or on a post about who won the Palme D'or?

  • Monco | May 24, 2014 3:09 PMReply

    Nothing for the Dardenne Bros and Cotilard ?

  • Arch | May 24, 2014 1:41 PMReply

    Yep can't win two prizes at Canne (with minor exceptions)
    Kawaze for the Palme? rumor has it she sas called back in france "just in case".

  • D | May 24, 2014 1:30 PMReply

    That would mean that Leviathan can't get the Palme d'or (festival policy IIRC) right?

  • D | May 24, 2014 1:34 PM

    And Mommy is also out of the Palme d'or rooster...

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