Here’s who stole the limelight this Cannes season!

The Cannes 2017 is held every year and is without a doubt, the most talked about event for all the glamour that it brings along. The winners for the same were announced recently and here’s a peek into who won what.
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Palme d’Or

The Palme d'Or is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. The 2017 Palme d’Or went to Ruben Östlund’s satire “The Square” starring Claes Bang and Elisabeth Moss, which came as a surprise.

Grand Prix

The Grand Prix is the second-most prestigious prize of the festival after the Palme d'O bestowed by the jury of the festival on one of the competing feature films. This year the award was bagged by French AIDS drama “120 Beats Per Minute” directed by Robin Campillo.

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Jury Prize

After Grand Prix, third on the list is the Jury Prize chosen by the Jury from the "official section" of movies at the festival. Andrey Zvyagintsev’s “Loveless” won the same  this season.

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Best Actor

Joaquin Phoenix accepted best actor honors for “You Were Never Really Here,” appearing totally unprepared on stage in a pair of Converse sneakers. He transformed himself for the kidnap thriller into a war veteran.

Actor Joaquin Phoenix, Best Actor award winner for his role in the film “You Were Never Really Here”

Best Actress

Diane Kruger was awarded the best actress for the terrorism drama “In the Fade” directed by Fatih Akin which was her first German-language turn.

Actress Diane Kruger, Best Actress award winner for her role in the film “Aus dem Nichts” (In the Fade), poses with director Fatih Akin.

70th Anniversary Award

Nicole Kidman who had four of her projects in Cannes was awarded a special prize owing to the 70th Anniversary of the festival. Will smith accepted the award in her absence.

US actor Will Smith accepts the 70th anniversary award for Nicole Kidman during the Closing Awards Ceremony of the 70th Cannes Film Festival

The much awaited Cannes season ended after a two week speculation on winners, who were truly deserved. We hope to see some Indians on the list next year :)