Saturday, May 21, 2005

cannes winners

Palme D'Or The Child d. the Dardenne brothers, Belgium
Grand PrixBroken Flowers d. Jim Jarmusch, USA
(this film's cast is sorta spectacular: Bill Murray, Jessica Lange, Tilda Swinton, Julie Delpy, Sharon Stone, etc... um, wow.)

Jury PrizeShanghai Dreams d. Wang Xiaoshuai, China
Best ActorTommy Lee Jones in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Best Actress Hanna Laslo in Free Zone d. Amos Gitai, Israel
Best Screenplay Guillermo Arriago for The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Camera D'Or (First Film)
(tie) Me, You, and Everyone We Know d. Miranda July
and The Forsaken Land d. Vimukthi Jayasundara, Sri Lanka

6 comments:

darkcypherlad said...

I'm wondering if Jones' win will help his Oscar chances come fall. I know it's very early to speculate, and Cannes isn't usually an Oscar swayer, but if the film is embraced stateside, who knows? Plus, Jones is well respected in the industry...

Anonymous said...

We'd have to know more about his role. The Cannes commentator speaking with Ebert made it sound as if he actually has the supporting role rather than the lead.

So Downey Jr., Mortenson, and Jones all emerge with something like Best Actor longshot buzz. No significant buzz for the Best Actress races. Natalie Portman is one of three important women in Free Zone (which did win Best Actress but not for Nat)

Anonymous said...

I think Tommy might be able to pull something off next year come oscar time.

If Martin Scorcese had a movie in the mix I'd predict right here and now that Tommy would be nominated for and win Best Director.

-Glenn

Nick Davis said...

Haha... good call, Glenn.

I think of everything that went down at Cannes, Match Point got the biggest bump Oscar-wise. Just like Lost in Translation did at Venice '03, Match Point screened out of competition and still wound up being the film on everyone's tongue, especially stateside. Scarlett must be a good luck charm. In any event, a Screenplay nod for Woody seems inevitable, and maybe more.

Anonymous said...

I would agree with Nick that Match Point is looking very good at this stage for Mr. Allen and it could very well bring the Academy towards Ms. Johansson as well if they really like it.

It does seem that in terms of Oscar watching Match Point came out the best with The Three Burials getting a few notches in it's belt too. Could "Broken Flowers" grab Bill Murray the Oscar he deserved for Lost in Translation? Will one of his women co-stars snag a nomination? Is THIS the return of Sharon Stone? And lastly, how many people in the world are going to see Atom Egoyan's new movie?

My prediction: Not many.

-Glenn

Paul C. said...

Not to nitpick, but you forgot the Best Director Award given to Michael Haneke for his acclaimed new film HIDDEN, which many people had pegged for the Palme. But having seen neither film, I'm just as happy with the Dardennes as I would've been with Haneke. Both are awesome in my mind