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Cannes Winners

I suspect that the jury locked over Babel vs. Volver and wound up giving the Palme d'or to eight-time competition entrant Ken Loach, who had never won the big prize. Thus Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu got the director prize and Pedro Almodovar, who had already won the director's prize, landed a screenwriting prize and an ensemble acting award. Two ensemble acting awards are unusual. Here's Bloomberg. And alertnet.

Indiewire's indefatigable Eugene Hernandez has the list:

The winners of the 2006 Festival de Cannes are being announced tonight in France.

Palme d'Or: "The Wind That Shakes The Barley" by Ken Loach

Grand Prix (runner-up): "Flanders" by Bruno Dumont

Prix de la Mise en Scene (Best Director): Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for "Babel"

Prix du Scenario (Best Screenplay Award): Pedro Almodovar for "Volver"

Camera d'Or (For best first feature): "A Fost sau n-a fost?" (12:08 East of Bucharest) by Corneliu Porumbolu

Prix du Jury (Jury Prize): "Red Road" by Andrea Arnold

Prix d'interpretation feminine (Best Actress): Ensemble female cast of "Volver" by Pedro Almodovar(Penelope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Duenas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lampreave)

Prix d'interpretation masculine (Best Actor): Ensemble male cast of "Indigenes" by Rachid Bouchareb (Jamel Debbouze, Samy Naceri, Sami Bouajila, Roschdy Zem, Bernard Blancan)

Court-Metrage (Short Film): Palme d'Or (short film): "Sniffer" by Bobby Peers

Prix Du Jury: "Premiera Nieve" by Pablo Aguero

Special Mention: "Conte de quartier" by Florence Miaihe

[indieWIRE will have a complete report from the awards ceremony in Cannes later today.]


Here's Greencine's round-up on Ken Loach.
ADD: And here's the NYT's Dargis and Scott.

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