Cannes Winners 2009

I hate to say I told you so, so I won't. I think a certain prize speaks for itself.

Palme D'or:  The White Ribbon, director Michael Haneke - cannot wait to see this

Grand Prix: Un Prophète, director Jacques Audiard

Jury Prize: TIE: Fish Tank, director Andrea Arnold; Thirst, director Chan-wook Park - oh joy, another vampire film with mixed reviews

Best Director: Brillante Mendoza for Kinatay - controversy in three...two...seriously, Ebert claims it's the worst film ever in the history of Cannes; he even retracts his indictment of The Brown Bunny; harsh words

Best Screenplay: Feng Mei for Spring Fever

Best Actress: Charlotte Gainsbourgh for Antichrist - controvery...averted; thanks, Kinatay; another von Trier survivor winning awards

Best Actor: Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds - Christ, we knew Tarrantino couldn't spell, but you'd think someone would point out the migraine inducing mistakes in that title; I know, he says there's a good reason for it that he will never ever explain, not even if you hold your breath until your face turns blue

Nathaniel over at The Film Experience has the full results with better commentary and linkage than I can provide without knowing someone at the festival. Lucky guy.

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