David Jenkins


Cannes Film Festival 2017: Palme d’Or predictions

Three scenarios for who might win big at this year’s prize giving.

The 2017 Cannes Film Festival is all but over. All that’s left to do is dole out the silverware. Yes, the competition selection this year was shaky to say the least, but something’s got to win. Here are three potential scenarios for how it might go down tonight.

What we want to win

This would be our perfect selection of winners, based on the films we loved.

Palme: The Beguiled by Sofia Coppola

Grand prix: You Were Never Really Here by Lynne Ramsay

Actor: Robert Pattinson in Good Time

Actress: Vasilina Makovtseva for A Gentle Creature

Director: Todd Haynes for Wonderstruck

Script: Robin Campillo for 120 Beats Per Minute

Jury: The Day After by Hong Sang-soo


What will win if the jury are sane

We would be happy with this selection, based on what we think the jury might go for.

Palme: 120 Beats Per Minute by Robin Campillo

Grand prix: You Were Never Really Here by Lynne Ramsay

Actor: Robert Pattinson for Good Time

Actress: Nicole Kidman for The Beguiled / Sacred Deer

Director: Sofia Coppola for The Beguiled

Script: Loveless by Andrey Zvyagintsev

Jury: The Square by Ruben Östlund


The anti critic reverse sweep scenario

Following bad awards for the previous two years, this is probably the most likely scenario.

Palme: L’Amant Double by François Ozon

Grand prix: Le Redoubtable by Michel Hazanavicius

Actor: Vincent Lindon for Rodin

Actress: Diane Kruger for for In the Fade

Director: Kornél Mundruczó for Jupiter’s Moon

Script: Sergei Loznitsa for A Gentle Creature

Jury: Radiance by Naomi Kawase

The awards will be announced at 6pm (GMT) on Sunday 28 May

Published 28 May 2017

Tags: Cannes François Ozon Hong Sang-soo Lynne Ramsay Michel Hazanavicius Nicole Kidman Robert Pattinson Sofia Coppola Todd Haynes

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