Saturday, May 18, 2024

Cannes: And the Winners Are Likely to Be…Spike Lee, the Lebanese Film, the French Actor, the Italian Actress


Winners will be announced around 7pm Cannes time for the Palme D’Or and other prizes. You can always guess what’s up by who has stuck around, since everyone else is gone.

So the odds on favorites are Spike Lee’s “Blackkkansman,” Nadine Labaki’s “Capharnaum,” and actors from the French and Italian movies. We’ll see.

Not winning anything will be Lars von Trier’s “House that Jack Built,” and Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Shot Don Quixote.”

Cannes 2018 is over. What will Cannes 2019 be? Something better, everyone hopes.

Meantime, amFAR still cannot come up with a number for the money they raised on Thursday night. This is beyond hilarious. Every charity knows at the end of the night how much money came in from their event. To pretend not to is beyond comical.

“They’re trying to figure out what to say,” observes an insider. Sacre bleu! This is why the Elton John AIDS Foundation is superior in every way. No subterfuge!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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