Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Cannes 2014: Winners include Julianne Moore, 3 Hour Turkish film


The Cannes Jury has voted.
Winter Sleep, a three hour Turkish film, won the Palme D’or. Julianne Moore was Best actress for Maps to the Stars. Timothy Spall is best actor for Mr. Turner. Bennett Miller is Best Director for Foxcatcher.

Very interesting choices. First of all, “Foxcatcher” is now the “12 Years a Slave” of 2014. Miller will win or be nominated for a lot of awards this winter. The actors– Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo– will be too.

Timothy Spall will be a Best Actor nominee for “Mr. Turner” this winter. Watch what happens. Sony Pictures Classics has both of these movies, as well as “Whiplash,” which I predict will be a big deal also this fall.

Julianne Moore– “Maps to the Stars” directed by David Cronenberg suddenly gets a huge boost. E One will release it; hopefully they will put some real money into a campaign for Moore, who is just tremendous. She should know that people were cheering for her in the Lumiere Theater tonight. Bravo!


Palme d’Or
Winter Sleep, dir: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Grand Prize
Le Meraviglie (The Wonders), dir: Alice Rohrwacher

Best Director
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher

Jury PrizeTie
Mommy, dir: Xavier Dolan
Goodbye To Language, dir: Jean-Luc Godard

Best Screenplay
Andrey Zvyagintsev, Oleg Negin, Leviathan

Best Actress
Julianne Moore, Maps To The Stars

Best Actor
Timothy Spall, Mr Turner

Camera d’Or
Party Girl, dirs: Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis

Short Film
Leidi, dir: Simón Mesa Soto
Special Mention: Aïssa, dir: Clément Trehin-Lalanne
Ja Vi Elsker, dir: Hallvar Witzo

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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