Sunday, 22 May 2016

I, DANIEL BLAKE SHOCKS TO WIN A SECOND PALME D'OR FOR KEN LOACH


And, with that, the best chance in over 20 years of a woman winning the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival just died. Maren Ade's universally acclaimed Toni Erdmann had already won the FIPRESCI Prize and was the overwhelming favourite to win the whole shebang; a pre-ceremony rumour suggested that jury president George Miller hadn't liked the German director's comedy, however, and that it might go home empty-handed... as indeed it did. Instead, the Palme went to Ken Loach for his film I, Daniel Blake, permitting Loach to join the esteemed ranks of the few directors to have won two Palmes, after his win ten years ago for The Wind That Shakes the Barley. And there were plenty more surprises among the awards this evening, as you can see below:

Palme d'Or
I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach)

Grand Prix
It's Only the End of the World (Xavier Dolan)

Prix du Jury
American Honey (Andrea Arnold)

Prix de la Mise-en-Scene
Olivier Assayas (Personal Shopper)
Cristian Mungiu (Graduation)

Prix d'Interpretation Feminine
Jaclyn Jose (Ma' Rosa)

Prix d'Interpretation Masculine
Shahab Hosseini (The Salesman)

Prix du Scenario
Asghar Farhadi (The Salesman)

Camera d'Or
Divines (Houda Benyamina)

Short Film Palme d'Or
Timecode (Juanjo Gimenez)

Short Film Special Mention
The Girl Who Danced with the Devil (Joao Paulo Miranda Maria)

Palme d'Honneur
Jean-Pierre Leaud