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Cannes 2016 – the winners

Find out who scored the silverware as this year’s festival comes to a close.

It’s all over for another year and the awards have been doled out. The German director Maren Ade arrived in the Cannes competition for the first time with Toni Erdmann – a rumour suggested she was set to unveil the film in the Un Certain Regard strand just one day before the official announcement – and she walks away with perhaps the most universally adored film of the new century.

But no awards. A travesty. Perhaps because the sun shone for the entire runtime of the festival and kept spirits high, this has rightly been deemed one of the stronger competition line-ups of recent times, so even without the bureaucratic business of the awards, this year’s festival will go down as a top vintage.

Below is the full list of award winners at the 2016 festival.

Short film: Timecode by Juanjo Gimanez

Camera d’Or: Divines by Houda Benyamina

Jury Prize: American Honey by Andrea Arnold – Read our review

Best Actor: Shahab Hosseini in The Salesman – Read our review

Best Actress: Jaclyn Jose in Ma’Rosa

Best Screenplay: Asghar Farhadi for The Salesman – Read our review

Best Director: Christian Mungiu for Graduation – Read our review
& Olivier Assayas for Personal Shopper – Read our review

Grand Prix: It’s Only the End of the World by Xavier Dolan – Read our review

Palme d’Or: I, Daniel Blake by Ken Loach – Read our review

Catch up with all our Cannes 2016 coverage here.

Published 22 May 2016

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