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The Palme d'Or (French pronunciation: [palm(ə) dɔʁ] ; English: Golden Palm) is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. It was introduced in 1955 by the festival's organizing committee. Previously, from 1939 to 1954, the festival's highest prize was the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film. In 1964, The Palme d'Or was replaced again by the Grand Prix, before being reintroduced in 1975.
The Palme d'Or is widely considered one of the film industry's most prestigious awards.
In 1954, the festival decided to present an award annually, titled the Grand Prix of the International Film Festival, with a new design each year from a contemporary artist. The festival's board of directors invited several jewellers to submit designs for a palm, in tribute to the coat of arms of the city of Cannes, evoking the famous legend of Saint Honorat and the palm trees lining the famous Promenade de la Croisette.The original design by Parisian jeweller Lucienne Lazon, inspired by a sketch by director Jean Cocteau, had the bevelled lower extremity of the stalk forming a heart, and the pedestal a sculpture in terracotta by the artist Sébastien.
In 1955, the first Palme d'Or was awarded to Delbert Mann for his film Marty . From 1964 to 1974, the festival temporarily resumed a Grand Prix.In 1975, the Palme d'Or was reintroduced and has since remained the festival's symbol, awarded each year to the director of the winning film, presented in a case of pure red Morocco leather lined with white suede.
As of 2021, Jane Campion and Julia Ducournau are the only female directors to win the Palme d'Or (for The Piano and Titane , respectively). However, 2013, when Blue Is the Warmest Color won the Palme d'Or, the Steven Spielberg-headed jury awarded it to the film's actresses Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux as well as director Abdellatif Kechiche,the only time multiple Palme d'Or trophies have been awarded.
The jury decided to present it to the actresses as well due to a Cannes policy forbidding the Palme d'Or-winning film from receiving any additional awards, which would have prevented the jury from recognizing the actresses separately.Of the unorthodox decision, Spielberg said, "Had the casting been 3% wrong, [the film] wouldn't have worked like it did for us". Kechiche later auctioned off his Palme d'Or trophy to fund his new feature film, and, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter , expressed dissatisfaction that the festival had awarded multiple trophies. He said he felt they had "publicly insulted" him by doing it, and that "liberating myself from this Palme d’Or is a way of washing my hands of this sorry affair".
Since its reintroduction, the prize has been redesigned several times. At the beginning of the 1980s, the rounded shape of the pedestal, bearing the palm has gradually transformed to become pyramidal in 1984. In 1992, Thierry de Bourqueney redesigned the Palme and its pedestal in hand-cut crystal. In 1997, Caroline Scheufele redesigned the statuette; since then, it has been manufactured by the Swiss jewellery firm Chopard. The palm is made from 4.16 oz (118 g) of 18-carat yellow gold while the branch's base forms a small heart. The Palme d’or rests on a dainty crystal cushion shaped like an emerald-cut diamond. A single piece of cut crystal forms a cushion for the palm, which is hand-cast into a wax mould and now presented in a case of blue Morocco leather. In 1998, Theo Angelopoulos was the first director to win the Palme d'or as it appears today, for his film Eternity and a Day .
The presentation of the 2014 Palme d'Or to Winter Sleep , a Turkish film by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, occurred during the 100th anniversary year of Turkish cinema. On receiving the award, Ceylan dedicated it to the "young people" involved in Turkey's ongoing political unrest, and the workers killed in the Soma mine disaster, which occurred on the day before the commencement of the awards event.
In 2017, the award was redesigned to celebrate the festival's 70th anniversary.The diamonds were provided by an ethical supplier certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council.
The 2020 Cannes Film Festival was cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 56 films were announced as official selections by the festival, but no awards were presented.
|Year||Film||Original title||Director(s)||Country of origin|
|1939 ‡||Union Pacific||Cecil B. DeMille||United States|
|1940–1945||No festival due to World War II .|
|1946||Brief Encounter||David Lean||United Kingdom|
|The Last Chance||Die Letzte Chance||Leopold Lindtberg||Switzerland|
|The Lost Weekend||Billy Wilder||United States|
|María Candelaria||Emilio Fernández||Mexico|
|Men Without Wings||Muži bez křídel||František Čáp||Czechoslovakia|
|Neecha Nagar||Chetan Anand||India|
|Pastoral Symphony||La symphonie pastorale||Jean Delannoy||France|
|The Red Meadows||De røde enge||Bodil Ipsen & Lau Lauritzen, Jr.||Denmark|
|Rome, Open City||Roma, città aperta||Roberto Rossellini||Italy|
|The Turning Point||Великий перелом||Fridrikh Ermler||Soviet Union|
|1947||Antoine and Antoinette (Best Psychological & Love Film)||Antoine et Antoinette||Jacques Becker||France|
|Crossfire (Best Social Film)||Edward Dmytryk||United States|
|The Damned (Best Adventure & Crime Film)||Les Maudits||René Clément||France|
|Dumbo (Best Animation Design)||Ben Sharpsteen||United States|
|Ziegfeld Follies (Best Musical Comedy)||Vincente Minnelli||United States|
|1948||No festival due to budgetary problems.|
|1949||The Third Man||Carol Reed||United Kingdom|
|1950||No festival due to budgetary problems.|
|1951||Miracle in Milan #||Miracolo a Milano||Vittorio De Sica||Italy|
|Miss Julie #||Fröken Julie||Alf Sjöberg||Sweden|
|1952||Othello #||Orson Welles||Morocco|
|Two Cents Worth of Hope #||Due soldi di speranza||Renato Castellani||Italy|
|1953||The Wages of Fear||Le salaire de la peur||Henri-Georges Clouzot||France|
|1954||Gate of Hell||地獄門||Teinosuke Kinugasa||Japan|
|Awarded as "Palme d'Or"|
|1955||Marty §||Delbert Mann||United States|
|1956||The Silent World||Le monde du silence||Jacques Cousteau & Louis Malle||France|
|1957||Friendly Persuasion||William Wyler||United States|
|1958||The Cranes Are Flying||Летят журавли||Mikhail Kalatozov||Soviet Union|
|1959||Black Orpheus §||Orfeu Negro||Marcel Camus||France|
|1960||La Dolce Vita §||Federico Fellini||Italy|
|1961||The Long Absence # §||Une aussi longue absence||Henri Colpi||France|
|Viridiana #§||Luis Buñuel||Spain|
|1962||O Pagador de Promessas §||Anselmo Duarte||Brazil|
|1963||The Leopard §||Il gattopardo||Luchino Visconti||Italy|
|Awarded as "Grand Prix du Festival International du Film"|
|1964||The Umbrellas of Cherbourg||Les parapluies de Cherbourg||Jacques Demy||France|
|1965||The Knack ...and How to Get It||Richard Lester||United Kingdom|
|1966||The Birds, the Bees and the Italians #||Signore e signori||Pietro Germi||Italy|
|A Man and a Woman #||Un homme et une femme||Claude Lelouch||France|
|1967||Blowup||Michelangelo Antonioni||United Kingdom|
|1968||No award because the festival was cancelled midway through to show solidarity with the students and workers who were demonstrating in what became known as the May 68 movement.|
|1969||If....||Lindsay Anderson||United Kingdom|
|1970||MASH||Robert Altman||United States|
|1971||The Go-Between||Joseph Losey||United Kingdom|
|1972||The Mattei Affair #§||Il caso Mattei||Francesco Rosi||Italy|
|The Working Class Goes to Heaven #§||La classe operaia va in paradiso||Elio Petri||Italy|
|1973||The Hireling #||Alan Bridges||United Kingdom|
|Scarecrow #||Jerry Schatzberg||United States|
|1974||The Conversation||Francis Ford Coppola||United States|
|Awarded as "Palme d'Or"|
|1975||Chronicle of the Years of Fire||Chronique des années de braise||Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina||Algeria|
|1976||Taxi Driver||Martin Scorsese||United States|
|1977||Padre Padrone||Paolo and Vittorio Taviani||Italy|
|1978||The Tree of Wooden Clogs §||L'albero degli zoccoli||Ermanno Olmi||Italy|
|1979||Apocalypse Now #||Francis Ford Coppola||United States|
|The Tin Drum #||Die Blechtrommel||Volker Schlöndorff||West Germany|
|1980||All That Jazz #||Bob Fosse||United States|
|Kagemusha #||影武者||Akira Kurosawa||Japan|
|1981||Man of Iron||Człowiek z żelaza||Andrzej Wajda||Poland|
|1982||Missing #§||Costa-Gavras||United States|
|Yol #§||Yılmaz Güney & Şerif Gören||Turkey|
|1983||The Ballad of Narayama||楢山節考||Shohei Imamura||Japan|
|1984||Paris, Texas §||Wim Wenders||West Germany, France|
|1985||When Father Was Away on Business §||Отац на службеном путу||Emir Kusturica||Yugoslavia|
|1986||The Mission||Roland Joffé||United Kingdom|
|1987||Under the Sun of Satan §||Sous le soleil de Satan||Maurice Pialat||France|
|1988||Pelle the Conqueror||Pelle Erobreren||Bille August||Denmark|
|1989||Sex, Lies, and Videotape||Steven Soderbergh||United States|
|1990||Wild at Heart||David Lynch||United States|
|1991||Barton Fink §||Joel Coen||United States|
|1992||The Best Intentions||Den goda viljan||Bille August||Denmark, Sweden|
|1993||Farewell My Concubine #||霸王別姬||Chen Kaige||Hong Kong|
|The Piano #||Jane Campion||New Zealand, Australia, France|
|1994||Pulp Fiction||Quentin Tarantino||United States|
|1996||Secrets & Lies||Mike Leigh||France, United Kingdom|
|1997||The Eel #||うなぎ||Shohei Imamura||Japan|
|Taste of Cherry #||طعم گيلاس||Abbas Kiarostami||Iran|
|1998||Eternity and a Day §||Μια αιωνιότητα και μια μέρα||Theo Angelopoulos||Greece|
|1999||Rosetta §||Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne||Belgium, France|
|2000||Dancer in the Dark||Lars von Trier||Denmark|
|2001||The Son's Room||La stanza del figlio||Nanni Moretti||Italy, France|
|2002||The Pianist||Roman Polanski||Poland, France, Germany, United Kingdom|
|2003||Elephant||Gus Van Sant||United States|
|2004||Fahrenheit 9/11||Michael Moore||United States|
|2005||L'Enfant||Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne||Belgium, France|
|2006||The Wind That Shakes the Barley §||Ken Loach||Ireland, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain|
|2007||4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days||4 luni, 3 săptămâni și 2 zile||Cristian Mungiu||Romania|
|2008||The Class §||Entre les murs||Laurent Cantet||France|
|2009||The White Ribbon||Das weiße Band, Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte||Michael Haneke||Germany, Austria, France, Italy|
|2010||Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives||ลุงบุญมีระลึกชาติ||Apichatpong Weerasethakul||United Kingdom, Thailand, France, Germany, Spain|
|2011||The Tree of Life||Terrence Malick||United States|
|2012||Amour||Michael Haneke||France, Germany, Austria|
|2013||Blue Is the Warmest Colour §||La Vie d'Adèle: Chapitres 1 et 2||Abdellatif Kechiche||France, Belgium, Spain|
|2014||Winter Sleep||Kış Uykusu||Nuri Bilge Ceylan||Turkey, France, Germany|
|2016||I, Daniel Blake||Ken Loach||United Kingdom|
|2017||The Square||Ruben Östlund||Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark|
|2019||Parasite §||기생충||Bong Joon-ho||South Korea|
|2020||No festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic .|
|2021||Titane||Julia Ducournau||France, Belgium|
|2022||Triangle of Sadness||Ruben Östlund||Sweden|
Nine directors or co-directors have won the award twice.Three of these (‡) have won for consecutive films.
In 1997, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Festival, the Cannes jury awarded a "Palme des Palmes" for the first time.
|Year||Recipient||Profession||Nationality of recipient|
In 2002 the festival began to sporadically award a non-competitive Honorary Palme d'Or to directors or actors who had achieved a notable body of work but who had never won a competitive Palme d'Or.
|Year||Recipient||Profession||Nationality of recipient|
|2002||Woody Allen||Director/Actor/Screenwriter||United States|
|2007||Jane Fonda||Actress||United States|
|2008||Manoel de Oliveira||Director/Screenwriter||Portugal|
|2009||Clint Eastwood||Actor/Director||United States|
|2017||Jeffrey Katzenberg||Producer||United States|
|Jodie Foster||Actress/Director||United States|
|2022||Forest Whitaker||Actor/Producer/Director||United States|
|Tom Cruise||Actor/Producer||United States|
In 2018, the Cannes jury also awarded a "Special Palme d'Or" for the first time.
|2018||The Image Book||Le Livre d'image||Jean-Luc Godard||Switzerland|
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