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61st Cannes Film Festival Awards

May 26th, 2008 by Maxim · No Comments · 2,089 Views


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The jury of the 61st Cannes Film Festival, presided over by Sean Penn, named the Prize winners. At the end of the ceremony, Barry Levinson’s closing film What Just Happened? starring Robert De Niro, Sean Penn and Bruce Willis was screened for the audience. The Palm d’Or remained in France – it was awarded to French director Laurent Cantet for his film Entre Les Murs. Clint Eastwood received prize for The Exchange. But most notable prize for best male role went to Benicio Del Toro for his role as Che Guevara in the 4-hour epic CHE by Stephen Soderbergh. 

BEST FEATURE FILMS:
Palme d’Or: ENTRE LES MURS by Fench director Laurent Cantet
Grand Prix: GOMORRA by Matteo Garrone

Prize of the 61st Festival de Cannes ex-aequo
Catherine Deneuve for UN CONTE DE NOËL by Arnaud Desplechin
Clint Eastwood for L’ÉCHANGE (The Exchange)

Award for the Best Director
ÜÇ MAYMUN  (Three Monkeys / Les Trois Singes) by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Jury Prize
IL DIVO
by Paolo Sorrentino

Best performance by an Actor

Benicio Del Toro for CHE by Steven Soderbergh

Best Performance for an Actress
Sandra Corveloni for LINHA DE PASSE by Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas

Award for the Best Screenplay
LE SILENCE DE LORNA by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

SHORT FILMS
Palme d’Or: MEGATRON by Marian Crisan
Jury Prize: JERRYCAN by Julius Avery

CAMERA D’OR
HUNGER
by Steve McQueen (Un Certain Regard)

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