Cannes film festival 2021 winners list

Cannes (France), Jul 18 : The top honour at Cannes Film Festival on Saturday was mistakenly announced by jury president Spike Lee at the top of the closing ceremony, broadcast in France on Canal+, unleashing a few moments of confusion. Julia Ducournau, a French filmmaker, didn’t come to the stage to accept the award until the formal announcement at the end of the ceremony. But the early hint didn’t diminish from her emotional response.

Director Julia Ducournau, winner of the Palme d’Or for the film ‘Titane’ poses for photographers during a photo call following the awards ceremony at the 74th international film festival, Cannes

After several false starts, Lee implored Sharon Stone to make the announcement, explaining: “She’s not going to mess it up.” The problems started when Lee was asked to say which prize would be awarded first. Instead, he announced the evening’s final prize, as fellow juror Mati Diop plunged her head into her hands and others rushed to stop him.

Lee, himself, spent several moments with his head in his hands before apologizing profusely for taking a lot of the suspense out of the evening.

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ury president Spike Lee, center, holds his head in hands after accidentally revealing the film ‘Titane’ as the winner of the Palme d’Or as jury members Tahar Rahim, left, Jessica Hausner, back center, and Melanie Laurent look on during the awards ceremony at the 74th international film festival, Cannes

Decournau’s win was a long-awaited triumph. The only previous female filmmaker to win Cannes’ top honor — among the most pristigeous awards in cinema — was Jane Campion for The Piano in 1993.

Mentioned below is Cannes 2021 winners list

  • Palme d’Or: Titane
  • Grand Prix — TIE: Asghar Farhadi, A Hero and Juho Kuosmanen’s Compartment No. 6
  • Director: Leos Carax, Annette
  • Actor: Caleb Landry Jones, Nitram
  • Actress: Renate Reinsve, The Worst Person in the World
  • Jury Prize — Tie: Nadav Lapid’s Ahed’s Knee and Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Memoria
  • Screenplay: Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car

Other Prizes

  • Camera d’Or: Murina, Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic
  • Short Films Palme d’Or: All the Crows in the World, Tang Yi
  • Short Films Special Mention: August Sky, Jasmin Tenucci
  • Golden Eye Documentary Prize: A Night of Knowing Nothing, Payal Kapadia
  • Queer Palm: The Divide

Un Certain Regard

  • Un Certain Regard Award: Unclenching the Fists, Kira Kovalenko
  • Jury Prize: Great Freedom, Sebastian Meise
  • Prize for Ensemble Performance: Bonne Mere, Hafsia Herzi
  • Prize for Courage: La Civil, Teodora Ana Mihai
  • Prize for Originality: Lamb, Valdimar Johannsson
  • Special Mention: Prayers for the Stolen, Tatiana Huezo

Directors’ Fortnite

  • Europa Cinemas Label: A Chiara, Jonas Carpignano
  • Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers Prize: Magnetic Beats, Vincent Mael Cardona

Critics’ Week

  • Nespresso Grand Prize: Feathers, Omar El Zohairy
  • Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers Prize: Elie Grappe and Raphaelle Desplechin, Olga
  • GAN Foundation Award for Distribution: Elie Grappe and Raphaelle Desplechin, Zero Fucks Given
  • Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award: Sandra Melissa Torres, Amparo


  • First Prize: ‘The Salamander Child’, Theo Degen
  • Second Prize: ‘Salamander’, Yoon Daewoon
  • Third Prize — Tie: ‘Love Stories on the Move’, Carina-Gabriela Dasoveanu and Cantareira, Rodrigo Ribeyro

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