After more than a week of screenings, the time has come to find out which films will win the major prizes at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, including the prestigious Palme d’Or. The awards will be decided by this year’s official jury, led by president Cate Blanchett. Other jury members include Lea Seydoux, Denis Villeneuve, Kristen Stewart, and Ava DuVernay.
This year’s Palme d’Or race includes 21 movies, including Cannes favorites like Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman,” Lee Chang-dong’s “Burning,” and Alice Rohrwacher’s “Happy as Lazzaro.” According to IndieWire’s Eric Kohn, Nadine Labaki’s child poverty drama is the current favorite to win the Palme d’Or, followed by “Lazzaro” and Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters.” Another possible contender is Pawel Pawlikowski’s “Cold War.”
Last year, Cannes awarded the Palme d’Or to Ruben Östlund’s “The Square,” which went on to earn an Oscar nomination for best foreign language film. Additional categories to be announced during the awards ceremony include best actress, best actor, and best screenplay. The Palme d’Or is the top honor of the festival, followed by the Grand Prix and the Jury Prize.
Cannes will be live streaming this year’s awards ceremony on its official YouTube and DailyMotion pages. The ceremony begins at 1:15pm ET. IndieWire will embed video below once it becomes available.