Tree of Life, Kirsten Dunst Win Big at Cannes Awards Ceremony

kirsten_dunst_cannesALT300.jpgThe 64th Cannes Film Festival handed out its awards today, delivering its coveted Palme d'Or to Terrence Malick's epic The Tree of Life. Kirsten Dunst and director Nicolas Winding Refn made unexpectedly strong showings as well. Check out the full list of winners after the jump, and drop back by this afternoon for a final wrap-up from Stephanie Zacharek on the Croisette.

Palme d'Or (Best Picture): The Tree of Life (dir: Terrence Malick)

Grand Prix: The Kid with a Bike (dir: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne) and Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (dir: Nuri Bilge Ceylan)

Best Director: Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive

Best Actress: Kirsten Dunst, Melancholia

Best Actor: Jean Dujarin, The Artist

Best Screenplay: Joseph Cedar, Hearat Shulayim (Footnote)

Camera d'Or (Best First Feature): Las Acacias (dir: Pablo Gorgelli)

Prix du Jury (Jury Prize): Polisse, Maïwenn



  • Des says:

    I'm sorry, did I just read "Best Actress: Kirsten Dunst"? So the Rapture did happen and Tilda Swinton got the call?

  • S.T. VanAirsdale says:

    I'm going to step in right now and restrict the plucking of such low-hanging fruit as "WTF? Kirsten Dunst?" to people who have actually seen Melancholia. And if you wanna bring up Tilda Swinton, then you need to have seen We Need to Talk About Kevin as well. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Tommy Marx says:

    Standing ovation for S.T.

  • epochd says:

    i know the palme is the overall "best picture" butwhat exactly is the difference between the grand prix and prix du jury.

  • Eren Odabasi says:

    Grand Prix was actually shared between the Dardenne Brothers and Nuri Bilge Ceylan for Once Upon a Time in Anatolia. Can you update the list please? Thanks.

  • luthi says:

    i watched the live ceremony and the grand prix was given to two movies this year, The Kid with a Bike by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne AND Once Upon a Time in Anatolia by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, as you can see from Cannes' official twitter page here:!/64eFestival/status/72359046719619073
    get your facts straight

  • morgan says:

    I've been waiting for kirsten dunst to get back on top of the acting game, I've always thought she was one of the best in hollywood. Now she can have the career I thought she was going to have before she did those spiderman films.

  • Thanks. That was a regrettable omission in a flurry of live updates; it is corrected now.

  • S.T. VanAirsdale says:

    From my understanding, basically the Grand Prix recognizes the competition film (or, as in this year, films) that presents its subject with the most originality.
    The Jury Prize is essentially equivalent to a Special Jury Prize at any other festival, recognizing one film for a particularly influential or important element, theme or achievement.

  • 2+2=5 says:

    ha-ha, I thought DES was pretty funny.

  • 2+2=5 says:

    I guess you didn't hear, but no one in US gives a damn about European awards. She is still a dead horse in Hollywood.

  • j'accuse! says:

    S. T. O.

  • landonamelia says:

    Weak competition. Had to give it to someone.

  • harold m says:

    Why do so many people have bad things to say about such a beautiful young lady --- Kirsten Dunst --- who has done absolutely nothing to them. Kirsten works hard and is paid a lot of money for what she does. I guess you haters would have turned down a lead role in Spiderman? Stop your hating!