CANNES: ‘Dheepan’ wins Palme d’Or and Rooney Mara ties for Best Actress

carol_5Well, that’s a wrap on the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Earlier today, the awards for the fest were given out, with the jury (led by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen) giving the top prize to Jacques Audiard‘s Dheepan. With that flick surprisingly taking the coveted Palme d’Or, the other big surprise wasn’t that there was a Best Actress tie, but that Rooney Mara didn’t tie with her Carol co-star (Cate Blanchett, obviously), but Emmanuelle Bercot from Mon roi. Also of note was the second place Grand Prix award going to Son of Saul, the third place Jury Prize going to The Lobster, the Directing prize going to The Assassin‘s Hou Hsiao-hsien, Best Actor going to Vincent Lindon for The Measure of a Man, and Michael Franco winning the Best Screenplay award for Chronic. The notable titles excluded from the awards included Sicario and Youth, but the jury definitely spread the love around this year. You can see the full 2015 Cannes awards below, but stay tuned to see if anything Oscar wise comes of this. Will Mara get a bigger push now? It’s just one question that we’ll have answered in the months to come…

Here now are all of the Cannes prizes given out this year:



Palme d’Or: “Dheepan” (Jacques Audiard, France)

Grand Prix: “Son of Saul” (Laszlo Nemes, Hungary)

Director: Hou Hsiao-hsien, “The Assassin” (Taiwan)

Actor: Vincent Lindon, “The Measure of a Man” (France)

Actress (tie): Emmanuelle Bercot, “Mon roi” (France), and Rooney Mara, “Carol” (U.K.)

Jury Prize: Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Lobster” (Greece-Ireland-U.K.-Netherlands-France)

Screenplay: Michel Franco, “Chronic” (Mexico-France)


Palme d’Honneur: Agnes Varda

Camera d’Or: “Land and Shade” (Cesar Augusto Acevedo, Colombia)

Short Films Palme d’Or: “Waves ’98” (Ely Dagher)

Ecumenical Jury Prize: “My Mother” (Nanni Moretti)


Un Certain Regard Prize: “Rams” (Grimur Hakonarson, Iceland-Denmark)

Jury prize: “The High Sun” (Dalibor Matanic, Croatia-Slovenia-Serbia)

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, “Journey to the Shore” (Japan-France)

Un Certain Talent Prize: Corneliu Porumboiu, “The Treasure” (Romania)

Special Prize for Promising Futures (tie): “Nahid” (Ida Panahandeh, Iran) and “Masaan” (Neeraj Ghaywan, France-India)


Art Cinema Award: “The Embrace of the Serpent” (Ciro Guerra, Colombia)

Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers Prize: “My Golden Days” (Arnaud Desplechin, France)

Europa Cinemas Label: “Mustang” (Deniz Gamze Erguven, France-Turkey-Germany)


Grand Prize: “Paulina” (Santiago Mitre, Argentina-Brazil-France)

Visionary Prize: “Land and Shade”

Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers Prize: “Land and Shade”


Competition: “Son of Saul” (Laszlo Nemes, Hungary)

Un Certain Regard: “Masaan”

Critics’ Week: “Paulina”

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