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And The Winners Of The 2012 Cannes International Film Festival Are…

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2012 Cannes International Film Festival winners

Wow! You just never know who is going to win when it comes to the Cannes International Film Festival!

While the 2012 edition finally wraps up today, the winners have been announced!

And even though Brad Pitt got gritty, Kristen Stewart went topless, and Zac Efron got peed on by Nicole Kidman, NO recognizable A-list talent went home with any big prizes!

Gasp! Then WHO, might you ask?!

Well, you can check out the full list of winnersAFTER THE JUMP!

Palme d'Or (Best Film): Amour (Austria) by Michael Haneke

Grand Prix (Runner-up): Reality (Italy) by Matteo Garrone

Jury Prize (Third Prize): The Angels' Share (Britain) by Ken Loach

Camera d'Or (Debut Film): Beasts of the Southern Wild (U.S.) by Benh Zeitlin

Best Director: Carlos Reygadas, Post Tenebras Lux (Mexico)

Best Screenplay: Beyond the Hills (Romania), Cristian Mungiu

Best Actress: Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur, Beyond the Hills

Best Actor: Mads Mikkelsen, The Hunt

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4 comments to “And The Winners Of The 2012 Cannes International Film Festival Are…”

  1. 1

    What a pleasant surprise. It is nice to shift the focus away from Hollywood actors and give recognition to other parts of the world. Yes, Hollywood, there is a whole other world out there besides you.

  2. FrenchTony says – reply to this


    This is such a stupid comment from you, Perez. Of course no "A-list" celebrity went home with a price because being an "A-list" celebrity doesn't mean you are talented. The Cannes Film Festival is giving a presence to a different kind of cinema and shifting away from commercial and industrial movies you Americans are so fond of. Cannes is about the essence of cinema. And if you were just a bit cultivated, Perez, you would consider Michael Haneke as an "A-list" director because he does wonderful movies who are focusing on real people and the complex reality of life. This year, Nani Moretti and his Jury were really keen at awarding films who reflect the actual society with its problems and social contexts. Hollywood did amazing movies but there is a whole world outside which does wonderful movies without "A-list" stars and a million dollars budget.

  3. hannavonwelt says – reply to this


    & by the way: mads mikkelsen is definitely an a-lister.

  4. 4

    Good luck getting them distributed in the US. I love foreign and independent films a lot but due to mobility issues I can no longer go to places like the Laemme Theater in Santa Monica for example. The AMC chain somewhat close to where I love does have some indie and foreign movies.