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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Cannes 2012 Winners!

Emmanuelle Riva, director Michael Haneke and Jean-Louis Trintignant
(Photo: digitalspy)
So after touting all the American films and stars that graced the red carpet over at Cannes this year, none of them or their films walked away with any award.  Instead the wealth was shared around Europe as films like Amour, The Angels' Share and Beyond the Hills received awards.  Michael Haneke's Amour seems to beloved by critics and audiences alike if you read the reviews and it looks to be the front runner for next year's Best Foreign Film Oscar unless some other film comes out with the same emotional impact.  Out of the winner's list, I'm most looking forward to newcomer Benh Zeitlin's Beasts of the Southern Wild, a Sundance favorite as well.  The trailer looks intriguing and young Quvenzhane Wallis is simply special.  Here's the full list of winners below:

Palme d'Or

Grand Prix

Jury Prize
The Angels' Share

Camera d'Or
Beast of the Southern Wild

Best Director
Carlos Reygadas, Post Tenebras Lux

Best Actor
Mads Mikkelson, The Hunt

Best Actress
Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur, Beyond the Hills

Best Screenplay
Christian Mungiu, Beyond the Hills

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