Cannes 2019: Antonio Banderas wins Best Actor for Pain and Glory; Mati Diop's Atlantics bags Grand Prix

Here's the full list of winners at the 72nd Cannes International Film Festival, where Bong Joon-ho bagged the prestigious Palme d’Or.

FP Staff May 26, 2019 14:01:07 IST
Cannes 2019: Antonio Banderas wins Best Actor for Pain and Glory; Mati Diop's Atlantics bags Grand Prix

The 72nd edition of Cannes Film Festival officially came to a close on 25 May with the announcement of the winners of this years' films and performances. This year, the jury was headed by Oscar winning-director Alejandro González Iñárritu, and also included Elle Fanning, Maimouna N’Diaye, Kelly Reichardt, Enki Bilal, Alice Rohrwacher, Robin Campillo, Yorgos Lanthimos and Paweł Pawlikowski.

Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho bagged the prestigious Palme d’Or with his satirical dramedy, Parasite. French-Senegalese director Mati Diop, who was the first black female filmmaker in the Cannes Film Festival’s competition in its 72-year history, won the Grand Prix prize for her film, Atlantics.

The award for the best actress went to British actor Emily Beecham for Jessica Hausner’s Little Joe whereas Antonio Banderas scooped up the Best Actor prize for Pedro Almodóvar’s semi-autobiographical Pain and Glory. 

Belgium's Dardenne brothers won the best director award for their story of a radicalised Muslim youth, Young Ahmed.The pair are already Cannes legends with two Palme d'Or prizes under their belt, and Luc Dardenne said they wanted to show how a "young militant might develop his views", paying tribute to young actor Idir Ben Addi for turning it into reality.

Meanwhile, Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights for Atlantics and the Critics’ Week Award winner I Lost My Body, reports Variety. For Atlantics, the worldwide deal excludes several countries such as China, Benelux, Switzerland, Russia and France. For I Lost My Body, the deal does not include China, Benelux, Turkey and France.

Here's a full list of winners at 2019 Cannes Film Festival

Palme d’Or

Parasite, Bong Joon-ho

Grand Prix

Atlantics, Mati Diop

Best Director(s)

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, The Young Ahmed

Best Actor

Antonio Banderas, Pain And Glory

Best Actress

Emily Beecham, Little Joe

Jury Prize 

Les Misérables, Ladj Ly

(tie with)

Bacurau, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles

Best Screenplay

Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Céline Sciamma

Special Mention

It Must Be Heaven, Elia Suleiman

Camera d’Or

Our Mothers, Cesar Diaz

Best Screenplay

Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Céline Sciamma

Special Mention of the Jury

It Must Be Heaven, Elia Suleiman

Camera d’Or: 

Our Mothers, César Díaz

Short Film Palme d’Or

The Distance Between Us And The Sky, Vasilis Kekatos

Special Mention of the Jury

Monstruo Dios, Agustina San

Queer Palm (Feature)

Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Céline Sciamma

Queer Palm (Short)

The Distance Between Us And The Sky, Vasilis Kekatos

(With inputs from Agence France-Presse)

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Russell Crowe's Unhinged dominates UK, Ireland box office with a total of $229,000
Entertainment

Russell Crowe's Unhinged dominates UK, Ireland box office with a total of $229,000

Meanwhile, Disney holdover Onward has grossed a total of $7.4 million since it opened on 6 March

Norwegian reporter sues Golden Globes organisation, alleging it stifles competition for members
Entertainment

Norwegian reporter sues Golden Globes organisation, alleging it stifles competition for members

The reporter in her Los Angeles lawsuit said that despite reporting on Hollywood for many prominent Norwegian outlets, she has been repeatedly denied membership in the organisation.

Idris Elba says a movie version of Luther, his popular BBC detective drama series is underway
Entertainment

Idris Elba says a movie version of Luther, his popular BBC detective drama series is underway

Idris Elba received the Special Award at the BAFTA TV Awards 2020 and talking to the press later, the actor confirmed that the Luther movie is moving forward.