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Though the Cannes Film Festival is often regarded as the biggest stage for world cinema to be acknowledged, this year has a decidedly English-speaking vibe to it.

Sofia Coppola won the prestigious Best Director prize for The Beguiled, a civil war drama that has all the makings of an Oscar dark horse. Meanwhile Joaquin Phoenix and Diane Kruger won the top acting prizes. However, the biggest prize of the night was reserved for Swedish satire The Square.

The Square is now in a prime position to move toward a foreign language submission, and now has the credibility behind it to mount a serious awards challenge, but don’t expect it to be the favourite. Cannes is not heavily aligned with the rest of awards season, but it might just point to a few outside chances.

See all the winners below.


Cannes 2017: The Award Winners

FEATURE FILMS COMPETITION

Palm D’Or
The Square

70th Anniversary Award
Nicole Kidman

Grand Prix
120 Battements Par Minute

Best Director Prize
Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled

Best Performance by an Actor
Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here

Best Performance by an Actress
Diane Kruger, Aus Dem Nichts

Jury Prize
Nelyubov

Best Screenplay
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
You Were Never Really Here

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SHORT FILMS COMPETITION

Palm D’Or
XIAO CHENG ER YUE (A Gentle Night)

Special Distinction by the Jury
Katto

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UN CERTAIN REGARD

Un Certain Regard Prize
Lerd (A Man of Integrity)

Prize for Best Actress
Jasmine Trinca, Fortunata

Prize for the Best Poetic Narrative
Barbara

Prize for Best Direction
Taylor Sheridan, Wind River

Jury Prize
Las Hijas De Abril

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CAMERA D’OR

Jeune Femme

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CINEFONDATION

First Prize
Paul Est La

Second Prize
Heyvan

Third Prize
Deux Egares Sont Morts