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Cannes 2013: 'Blue Is The Warmest Color' Wins Top Palme d'Or Award; Coen Brothers Take Runner-Up Prize

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by The Playlist
May 26, 2013 1:50 PM
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Ten days or so of the annual cinephile orgy that is the Cannes Film Festival draws to a close today, and Steven Spielberg and his jury have decided which movies were the best of heap on the Croisette. It was an interesting year at Cannes in 2013, with American films putting forth a strong showing in all categories, while auteurs ranging from Claire Denis to Jim Jarmusch to Roman Polanski and more all brought their latest works.  

As it turns out, the director (Abdellatif Kechiche), and the two lead actresses (Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux) of "Blue Is The Warmest Color" all share and were awarded the Palme d'Or together. This is first time that's ever happened in Cannes history. This also means Jane Campion is no longer the only female Palme d'Or winner. She won in 1993 for "The Piano."

Below, the Palme d'Or winners along with prizes for the Un Certain Regard category, FIPRESCI honors and the Ecumenical Jury nods. In case you need more, all our Cannes coverage, reviews, posters, clips, trailers and more can be found here.

2013 FESTIVAL DE CANNES WINNERS:

PALME D’OR:
LA VIE D’ADÈLE - CHAPITRE 1 & 2 (Blue Is The Warmest Color) by Abdellatif KECHICHE

GRAND PRIX:
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS by Ethan COEN, Joel COEN

PRIX DE LA MISE EN SCEN (BEST DIRECTOR):
Amat ESCALANTE for "HELI"

PRIX DU SCENARIO (BEST SCREENPLAY):
JIA Zhangke for "TIAN ZHU DING" ("A Touch Of Sin")

CAMERA D’OR (BEST FIRST FEATURE): 
"ILO ILO," Director: Anthony CHEN

PRIX DU JURY (JURY PRIZE):
"LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON" by KORE-EDA Hirokazu

PRIX D’INTERPRETATION FEMININE (BEST ACTRESS):
Berenice Bejo, "THE PAST" 

PRIX D’INTERPRETATION MASCULINE (BEST ACTOR):
Bruce Dern, "NEBRASKA" 

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PRIZE OF UN CERTAIN REGARD
THE MISSING PICTURE by Rithy PANH

JURY PRIZE - UN CERTAIN REGARD
OMAR by Hany ABU-ASSAD

DIRECTING PRIZE - UN CERTAIN REGARD
Alain GUIRAUDIE for STRANGER BY THE LAKE

A CERTAIN TALENT PRIZE - UN CERTAIN REGARD

For the ensemble cast of LA JAULA DE ORO by Diego QUEMADA-DIEZ

AVENIR PRIZE - UN CERTAIN REGARD
FRUITVALE STATION by Ryan COOGLER

FIPRESCI PRIZE - COMPETITION PRIZE
Blue Is The Warmest Color (La vie d'Adèle — Chapitre 1 & 2) by Abdellatif Kechiche (France, 2013)

FIPRESCI PRIZE - UN CERTAIN REGARD PRIZE
Manuscripts Don't Burn (Dast-Neveshtehaa Nemisvosand) by Mohammad Rasoulof (Iran, 2013)

FIPRESCI PRIZE - PARALLEL SECTION
Blue Ruin by Jeremy Saulnier (USA, 2013), shown in the Directors' Fortnight. 

ECUMENICAL JURY PRIZE
LE PASSÉ/The Past de Asghar Farhadi (Compétition Officielle)

ECUMENICAL JURY PRIZE - SPECIAL MENTION
SOSHITE CHICHI NI NARU (TEL PÈRE, TEL FILS)/Like Father Like Son de Hirokazu Kore-eda (Compétition officielle)
MIELE de Valeria Golino (Un Certain Regard)

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14 Comments

  • GO BRUCE!!! | May 26, 2013 3:38 PMReply

    GO BRUCE!!!!! NOONE DESERVES THIS MORE THAN DERN

  • conny | May 26, 2013 3:29 PMReply

    how did ILO ILO get an award, it wasn't in main or even urc competition...

  • answer | May 27, 2013 12:57 AM

    The Camera D'Or rewards the best debut feature shown in any one of the festival sections.

  • Mess | May 26, 2013 2:45 PMReply

    Not only this movie is amazing and powerful and unique, but this Palme d'or means a lot to most of us French, ashamed of the incredible mess in the streets since marriage is open to gay people (and a part of the population is still convinced we shouldn't allow it...) It's a great victory for cinema AND society.

  • Mongoosecmr | May 27, 2013 1:16 AM

    The majority of animals have same sex encounters as a means of showing dominance. Its like saying a prison hierarchy is an example of a healthy homosexual relationship. Really not the greatest anecdotal support for gay rights

  • UR DAD | May 26, 2013 5:18 PM

    @UR MOM: I did not know that statistic. I find that disturbing. People need a reality check. The australian comic Jim Jeffries said it best when he said that anti-gays should mind their own business bc it has absolutely nothing to do with them. Did the Romans and Greeks hold pickets for gays? Homosexuality has been around long before "marriage"... There's thousands of species that practice homosexuality but one one species practices homophobia: Humans. Ridiculous.

  • Ur mom | May 26, 2013 3:48 PM

    And there were recent stats that say anti-gay violence is increasing in Europe, so yeah, there's still a lot of work to do.

  • WUT | May 26, 2013 2:10 PMReply

    I'm actually surprised that Bejo outshone Cotillard.

  • Liam | May 27, 2013 2:20 AM

    It's not because Bejo won that it means that she's a better actress than Cotillard. I adore Marion but I have nothing against Bejo winning, the role must be better that's it. It's not surprising at the end because Spielberg LOVED "The Artist" & "A Separation" and on top of that he is a huge fan of french actresses acting in french.

  • Akira | May 26, 2013 9:06 PM

    If I can add one more thing, Bejo's Best Actress win is completely justifiable in it's own right. Fortunately for Ms. Bejo, since the awards are limited one major prize per film, Adèle Exarchopoulos probably would have won. Kind of disappointed in the Best Director and Screen play categories, although everything else was prime.

  • Akira | May 26, 2013 9:02 PM

    Agreed, I was predicting a win for Oscar Isaac or Michael Douglas as well, although I'm not too surprised to see the underdog win. This essentially places Dern as the frontrunner for the Academy Award For Best Actor. In regards to "Blue is the Warmest Color' Palme D'OR win, given the current socioeconomic and political situation massively brewing in Europe, a film as artistically defiant as this sought recognition. Besides Abdellatif is damn fine filmmaker in his own native country. French, American, and Iranian cinema ruled this festival.

  • Xavier | May 26, 2013 5:28 PM

    The Prix du Jury is essentially third place behind the Palme and Grand Prix. It is usually used as either that, simply third place or to put a spotlight on an up and coming film maker as the other two most often go to established auteurs.

  • BEF | May 26, 2013 2:51 PM

    I'm not -- "The Past" was liked across the board, "The Immigrant" was divisive. Both got good notices, one is in a more liked film. I'm more surprised that Michael Douglas or Oscar Isaac didn't win Best Actor.

    Also, what exactly is the Prix du Jury -- a special mention from the jury for a film that didn't place in any other categories?

  • Hipster | May 26, 2013 2:50 PM

    Why? She had a better director guiding her.

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