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‘Dheepan’ Wins Palme d’Or at Cannes; Rooney Mara Gets Best Actress (But Not Cate Blanchett)

'Dheepan' Wins Palme d'Or at Cannes; Rooney Mara Gets Best Actress (But Not Cate Blanchett)

The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival has come to a close with a very surprising batch of awards. The jury — led by Joel and Ethan Coen and including Xavier Dolan and Jake Gyllenhaal — awarded the Palme d’Or to Jacques Audiard’s “Dheepan,” which few saw coming.  Todd Haynes’ “Carol” had to settle for a shared Best Actress prize, except it was unexpectedly for Rooney Mara and not Cate Blanchett… Cate’s in good company, though. Just last year Marion Cotillard lost the prize for “Two Days, One Night” and ended up getting an Oscar nomination anyway.

The full list of winners:

Palme d’Or: “Dheepan,” Directed by Jacques Audiard

Grand Prix: “Son of Saul,” Directed by Laszlo Nemes

Best Director: “The Assassin,” Directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien for 

Best Screenplay: “Chronic,” Written by Michel Franco

Camera d’Or (Best First Feature): “La Tierra y la Sombre,” Directed by Cesar Acevedo

Jury Prize: “The Lobster,” Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos

Best Actress: Rooney Mara for “Carol” and Emmanuelle Bercot for “Mon Roi” (Shared Prize)

Best Actor: Vincent Lindon for “The Measure of a Man”

Palme d’Or (Short Film): “Waves ’98,” Directed by Ely Dagher

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