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Cannes 2012. Awards

The Palme d’Or goes to Michael Haneke’s Amour. Also, a comprehensive list of all the award winners.

The awards have been announced at The 65th Cannes Film Festival...

In Competition

Feature Films

Palme d'Or – Amour, directed by Michael Haneke

Grand Prix – Reality, directed by Matteo Garrone

Best Director – Carlos Reygadas, Post Tenebras Lux

Best Screenplay – Cristian Mingiu, Beyond the Hills

Best Actress – Cristina Flutur & Cosmina Stratan, Beyond the Hills

Best Actor – Mads Mikkelsen, The Hunt

Jury Prize – The Angels' Share, directed by Ken Loach

Short Films

Palme d'Or (Short Film) – Silent, directed by L.Razan Yesilbas

Un Certain Regard

Prize of Un Certain Regard – After Lucía, directed by Michael Franco

Special Jury Prize – The Big Night, directed by Benoît Delépine & Gustave de Kervern

Special Distinction – Children of Sarajevo, directed by Aida Begić

Best Actress – Émilie Dequenne, Loving Without Reason & Suzanne Clément, Laurence Anyways

 Camera d'Or

Best First Film – Beasts of the Southern Wild, directed by Benh Zeitlin


1st Prize – The Road To, directed by Taisia Igumentseva

2nd Prize – Abigail, directed by Matthew James Reilly

3rd Prize – The Hosts, directed by Miguel Angel Moulet

Visit the official website for details on all of the Cannes juries

Semaine de la Critique

Feature Films

Nespresso Grand Prize – Aquí y allá, directed by Antonio Mendez Esparza

France 4 Visionary Award – Sofia's Last Ambulance, directed by Ilian Metev

Prix SACD – God's Neighbors, directed by Meni Yaesh

ACID/CCAS Distribution Support – The Wild Ones, directed by Alejandro Fadel

Short Films

Canal+ Award – Circle Line, directed by Shin Suwon

Discovery Award – A Sunday Morning, directed by Damien Manivel

Discovery Award, Special Mention – Doppelgänger, directed by Juliana Rojas

Visit the official website for supplemental information, including details on the juries

Directors' Fortnight

Art Cinema Award No, directed by Pablo Larraín

Label Europa Cinemasthe Europa CinemasEl taaib, directed by Merzak Allouache

Prix SACD 2012 – Camille Rewinds, directed by Noémie Lvovsky

Visit Indiewire for more details on the Directors' Fortnight prizes


In Competition FIPRESCI Prize – In the Fog, directed by Sergei Loznitsa

Un Certain Regard FIPRESCI Prize – Beasts of the Southern Wild, directed by Benh Zeitlin

Directors' Fortnight Prize – Hold Back, directed by Rachid Djaidani

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

The Hunt, directed by Thomas Vinterberg

Some serious robbery going on right here.
palm d’or is even MORE predictable than Tree of Life was last year. Hopefully, like Tree of Life, it is entirely deserving….
This year breaks the two-year run of juries choosing truly out-there films for the Palm…ah well….
Two brilliant choices book-ended by Haneke. A dream wrapped in a nightmare.
Nothing can be as bad as Tree of Life.
nothing at all for Holy Motors…. wow.
Our boy Nanni said something about “some directors caring about their style more than their characters,” which is, I think, telling, and a little gross…

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