Who Took the Palme? Cannes Winners are in!

Cannes winners are in! The Palme d’or award for best movie at Cannes Film Festival is a big deal. Really big. One of the biggest in the industry. It’s on the level of an Oscar. Basically, if you win the Palme d’or, you’re place in the film industry is set for life.

If you’ve been following us on Instagram, you’d know we have been deeeeep in the Cannes craziness this past week. So after running around Cannes, queuing at ungodly hours of the morning to see films with the press before they would premier later that night, you’d imagine we were pretty excited to get hear who finally took the Palme d’Or (that’s golden palm for all you non-french linguists out there).

And the culmination of Cannes Film Festival 2015 is…

Palme d’or
 directed by Jacques AUDIARD

Grand Prix (Grand Prize)
SAUL FIA (Son of Saul / Le fils de Saul) directed by László NEMES

Prix de la mise en scène  (Best Director)
HOU Hsiao-Hsien for NIE YINNIANG (The Assassin)

Prix du Jury (Audience award)
THE LOBSTER directed by Yorgos LANTHIMOS

Prix d’interprétation féminine (Female Lead)
Rooney MARA in CAROL directed by Todd HAYNES
Emmanuelle BERCOT in
 MON ROI directed by MAÏWENN

Prix d’interprétation masculine (Male Lead)
Vincent LINDON in LA LOI DU MARCHÉ (The Measure of a Man) directed by Stéphane BRIZÉ

Prix du scénario (Best Original Screenplay)