Cannes 2013: Blue Is The Warmest Color Wins Palme d’Or

Blue Is Warmest Color Cannes Palme dor

Another dazzling film festival in Cannes, France has come and gone. Today, the film fest wrapped up with its annual awards ceremony. This year, the Cannes juries were made up of very notable names in Hollywood and film, including Steven Spielberg, Nicole Kidman, Ang Lee, Lynne Ramsay, Zhang Ziyi, Jane Campion, Christoph Waltz and many more. After watching all the official selections, they honored the best films of the festival.

Lots of buzz has been surrounding many films that premiered at Cannes the past couple weeks. Starring Léa Seydoux (Mission Impossible 4) and Adele Exarchopoulos and directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, Blue Is The Warmest Color earned a ton of praise and attention for his striking and excellent filmmaking and reportedly explicit sex scenes between the two lead actresses. It was predicted to be one of a few films to win the Palme d’Or, the top prize, at the festival, and it did. Other films that received awards were the Coen Brothers Inside Llewyn Davis, which nabbed the runner-up Grand Prix award. Best Director was awarded to Amat Escalante for his Mexican drug trade film, Heli. Berenice Bejo (The Past) and Bruce Dern (Alexander Payne’s Nebraska) won the best acting prizes for their films.

Check out the full list of Cannes 2013 Winners below! Sound off in the comments with the Cannes films you’re most excited to see!

Palme d’Or: Blue is the Warmest Color – Abdellatif Kechiche
Grand Prix: Inside Llewyn Davis – Joel and Ethan Coen
Prix de la Mise en Scene (Best Director): Amat Escalante for Heli
Prix du Scenario (Best Screenplay): Jia Zhangke for A Touch of Sin
Prix du Jury (Jury Prize): Like Father, Like Son – Kore-Eda Hirokazu
Best Actress: Berenice Bejo for The Past
Best Actor: Bruce Dern for Nebraska
Camera d’Or (Best First Feature – not necessarily in competition): Anthony Chen for Ilo Ilo

Prize of Un Certain Regard: The Missing Picture – Rithy Panh
Jury Prize: Omar – Hany Abu-Assad
Directing Prize: Alain Guiraudie for Stranger by the Lake
A Certain Talent Prize for Ensemble Cast: La Jaula de Oro – Diego Quemada-Diez
Avenir Prize of the Future: Ryan Coogler for Fruitvale Station

Art Cinema Award: Me Myself and Mum – Guillaume Gallienne
Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers’ Prize: Me Myself and Mum – Guillaume Gallienne
Special Jury Prize: Tip Top – Serge Bozon
Special Jury Prize for Best European Film: The Selfish Giant – Clio Barnard

Grand Prix: Salvo – Antonio Piazza
France 4 Revelation Prize: Salvo – Antonio Piazza
Best Screenplay: Sebastian Pilote for Le Demantlement
Grand Rail d’Or: The Lunchbox – Ritesh Batra
Best Short Film: Come and Play – Daria Belova
Canal+ Award: Pleasure – Ninja Thyberg

First Prize: Needle – Anahita Ghazvinizadeh
Second Prize: Waiting for the Thaw – Sarah Hirtt
Third Prize (tie): In The Fishbowl – Tudor Cristian Jurgiu & Pandas – Matúš Vizár

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