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2016 Cannes Film Festival: The winners

2016 Cannes Film Festival: The winners

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Text: Faizal Dahlawia


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The exceptional projects and artists were honoured at the closing ceremony of the most glamorous film festival of the year. And the winners are...

The 2016 Cannes Film Festival held its closing and awards ceremony last night at the Palais des Festivals. The jury – Kirsten Dunst, Mads Mikkelsen, Donald Sutherland, Valeria Golino, Arnaud Desplechin, László Nemes, Katayoon Shahabi and Paradis – bestowed the night's most prestigious award, the Palme d'or, to Ken Loach for the film I, Daniel Blake. This is Blake's second big win after a similar win in 2006 for The Wind That Shakes The Barley.

Ken Loach

Director Xavier Dolan also won his second award, after being awarded the Grand Prix for Juste La Fin Du Monde (It's Only The End of the World). Meanwhile, Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi took home the Best Screenplay award for his film Forushande (The Salesman).

Asghar Farhadi

Olivier Assayas

Jury member Kirsten Dunst

Jury member Vanessa Paradis

Here's the full list of winners from the 2016 Cannes Film Festival:

Palme d'or: I, Daniel Blake by Ken Loach
Grand Prix: Juste La Fin du Monde (It's Only the Endo of the World) by Xavier Dolan
Jury Prize: Andrea Arnold for American Honey
Best Actress: Jaclyn Jose for Ma Rosa
Best Actor: Shahab Hosseini for The Salesman
Best Director: Olivier Assayas for Personal Shopper and Cristian Mungiu for Graduation
Best Screenplay: Asghar Farhadi for The Salesman
Camera d'Or: Houda Benyamina for Divines
Palme d'or (Short film): Timecode by Juanjo Gimenez

Then, take a look as well at the best of the red carpet arrivals for the ceremony here...

Kirsten Dunst

Erin Moriarty

Alice Isaaz

Sasha Lane

Clemence Poesy

Ly Nha Kyser

Marina Fois

Rosalind Ross and Mel Gibson

Giada Colagrande and Willem Dafoe

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