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The 2023 Cannes Film Festival Award Winners

This year’s Cannes Film Festival will forever be special to me as it was my first time attending the international festival in person. As we do every year at Next Best Picture, we view the Cannes Film Awards as the first official precursor for this year’s awards season. Last year’s Palme d’Or winner “Triangle Of Sadness” went on to receive a Best Picture nomination and two additional Oscar nominations, while Grand Prix co-winner “Close” received a nomination for Best International Feature alongside the Jury Prize co-winner “EO.”

This year’s In Competition included “About Dry Grasses,” “Anatomy Of A Fall,” “Asteroid City,” “Banel & Adama,” “Black Flies,” “A Brighter Tomorrow,” “Club Zero,” “Fallen Leaves,” “Firebrand,” “Four Daughters,” “Homecoming,” “Kidnapped,” “La Chimera,” “The Pot-Au-Feu,” “Last Summer,” “May December,” “Monster,” “The Old Oak,” “Perfect Days,” “Youth (Spring)” & “The Zone Of Interest.”

The jury selecting the winners for this year’s In Competition awards included Jury President Ruben Östlund (“The Square“), Paul Dano (“The Fabelmans“), Julia Ducournau (“Titane“), Brie Larson (“Room“), Denis Ménochet (“Beau Is Afraid“), Rungano Nyoni (“I Am Not A Witch”), Atiq Rahimi (“Our Lady Of The Nile”), Damián Szifrón (“To Catch A Killer“) & Maryam Touzani (“The Blue Caftan“).

Here’s what won the awards at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

Official Competition Prizes
Palme d’Or: Justine Triet for “Anatomy of a Fall
Grand Prix: Jonathan Glazer for “The Zone of Interest
Jury Prize: Aki Kaurismäki for “Fallen Leaves”
Best Director: Tran Anh Hùng for “The Pot-Au-Feu
Best Actress: Merce Dizdar for “About Dry Grasses”
Best Actor: Koji Yakusho for “Perfect Days
Best Screenplay: Sakamoto Yûji for “Monster
Camera d’Or: “Inside The Yellow Cocoon Shell” by Thien An Pham
Short Film Palme d’Or: The Water Murmurs” by Jianying Chen (Special mention: “Lori” by Abinash Bikram Shahi)

Un Certain Regard
Un Certain Regard Prize: How To Have Sex by Molly Manning Walker
Un Certain Regard Jury Prize: Hounds by Kamal Lazraq
Un Certain Regard Best Director: The Mother of All Lies by Asmae El Moudir
Un Certain Regard Freedom Prize: Goodbye Julia by Mohamed Kordofani
Un Certain Regard Ensemble Prize: The Buriti Flower for João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora, Cast and Crew
Un Certain Regard New Voice Prize: Omen by Baloji Tshiani

Honorary Palme d’Or
Honorary Palme d’Or: Michael Douglas and Harrison Ford

First Prize: Norwegian Offspring by Marlene Emilie Lyngstad
Second Prize: Hole by Hwang Hyein
Third Prize: Ayyur (Moon) by Zineb Wakrim

International Critics’ Week
Grand Prize: Tiger Stripes by Amanda Nell Eu
French Touch Prize of the Jury: Il Pleut Dans La Maison by Paloma Sermon-Daï
Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award: Jovan Ginić for Lost Country
Leitz Cine Discovery Prize for Short Film: Boléro by Nans Laborde-Jourdàa
Gan Foundation Award for Distribution: Inshallah a Boy by Amjad Al Rasheed
SACD Prize: Iris Kaltenbäck for The Rapture
Canal+ Award for Short Film: Boléro by Nans Laborde-Jourdàa

Directors’ Fortnight
Europa Cinemas Label Award for Best European Film: Creatura by Elena Martín Gimeno
SACD Award for Best French-language Film: A Prince by Pierre Creton
Carrosse d’Or: Souleymane Cissé

Queer Palm
Queer Palm Award: Monster by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Queer Palm for Best Short Film: Bolero by Nans Laborde-Jourdaa

Cannes Soundtrack Award
Cannes Soundtrack Award: Mica Levi for The Zone of Interest

Palm Dog
Palm Dog Award: Messi as Snoop in Anatomy of a Fall
Grand Jury Prize: Alma in Fallen Leaves
Mutt Moment: La Chimera
Highly Commended Canine: Susie in Vincent Must Die
Lifetime Achievement Award: Ken Loach
Palm Dog Manitarian Award: Isabella Rossellini

Trophée Chopard
Chopard Trophy: Daryl McCormack and Naomi Ackie

​What do you think of the winners? Which of these films are you most looking forward to seeing? Do you think any of these will be in contention for an Oscar nomination later this year? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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