The Jury of the 69th Festival de Cannes, presided by George Miller, has revealed the names of the 2016 prize-winners during the Awards Ceremony. Laurent Lafitte welcomed the prize-givers and winners onto the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, to the sound of music playing. The American actor, Mel Gibson, had the honour of awarding the Palme d’or to the best of the 21 films in Competition.
The French actor, Jean-Pierre Léaud, received an honorary Palme d’or for his collected works from Arnaud Desplechin.
I, DANIEL BLAKE by Ken Loach, Palme d’or, was screened at the end of the Awards Ceremony to close this 2016 edition of the Festival.
I, DANIEL BLAKE by Ken LOACH
JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE (It’s Only the End of the World) by Xavier DOLAN
Award for Best Director Ex-Aequo
Cristian MUNGIU for BACALAUREAT (Graduation)
Olivier ASSAYAS for PERSONAL SHOPPER
Award for Best Screenplay
Asghar FARHADI for FORUSHANDE (The Salesman)
AMERICAN HONEY by Andrea ARNOLD
Award for Best Actress
Jaclyn JOSE in MA’ ROSA by Brillante MENDOZA
Award for Best Actor
Shahab HOSSEINI in FORUSHANDE (The Salesman) by Asghar FARHADI
TIMECODE by Juanjo GIMENEZ
A MOÇA QUE DANÇOU COM O DIABO (The Girl Who Danced With the Devil) by João Paulo MIRANDA MARIA
DIVINES by Houda BENYAMINA presented during The Directors’ Fortnight
SEONG-HIE RYU, for the artistic direction, with great inspiration, for the film MADEMOISELLE (The Handmaiden/Agassi) by PARK Chan-Wook.