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Cannes Film Festival 2013 Awards: BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR

Paul Newman Joanne Woodward Cannes Film Festival posterCannes Film Festival awards: 2013 winners (image: Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, 2013 Cannes Film Festival poster)

The 2013 Cannes Film Festival came to a close on Sunday evening. Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue Is the Warmest Color, about the love affair between a woman in her 20s and another in her teens, took home the Palme d'Or.

Palme d'Or: Blue Is the Warmest Color / La Vie d'Adèle by Abdellatif Kechiche (Note: the jury made a point of giving the Palme d'Or to Kechiche and the film's two leading ladies, Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux)

Grand Prix: Inside Llewyn Davis by Joel and Ethan Coen

Jury Prize: Like Father, Like Son by Kore-eda Hirokazu

Best Director: Amat Escalante for Heli

Best Actress: Bérénice Bejo for Asghar Farhadi's The Past / Le Passé

Best Actor: Bruce Dern for Alexander Payne's Nebraska

Best Screenplay: Jia Zhangke for A Touch of Sin

Camera d'or: Ilo Ilo by Anthony Cheng

Palme d'Or for Best Short Film: Safe by Moon Byoung-gon

Special Mention for Short Film: Whale Valley / Hvalfjordur by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson

Cannes 2013 jury and presenters

The 2013 Cannes Film Festival jury was composed of president Steven Spielberg, Nicole Kidman, Ang Lee, Cristian Mungiu, Lynne Ramsay, Vidya Balan, Naomi Kawase, Christoph Waltz, and Daniel Auteuil.

Among the Cannes 2013 award presenters were Uma Thurman, Ziyi Zhang, and veteran Hollywood star Kim Novak, who was at the Croisette this year for a screening of the restored print of Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Vertigo (1958). Audrey Tautou was the Mistress of Ceremonies.

Cannes 2013 'losers'

Notably absent from the roster of Cannes 2013 award winners were Michael Douglas and Matt Damon for their portrayals of bejeweled entertainer Liberace and his lover in Steven Soderbergh's Behind the Candelabra — which also failed to take home the Queer Palm, given to Cannes Film Festival movies with gay-, lesbian-, etc.-themed films. Curiously, this year's winner was not Blue Is the Warmest Color, but Alain Guiraudie's erotic gay French thriller Stranger by the Lake.

Besides Behind the Candelabra, also going home empty-handed were François Ozon's Young & Beautiful, Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty, Roman Polanski's Venus in Fur, and James Gray's The Immigrant.

Besides Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, others who failed to take home Cannes' acting prizes were Tahar Rahim for The Past; Will Forte for Nebraska; Jeremy Renner, Marion Cotillard, and Joaquin Phoenix for The Immigrant; and Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric for Venus in Fur.

Cannes 2012 winners

Last year's Palme d'Or winner was Michael Haneke's Amour, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, and Isabelle Huppert. Amour went on to win the European Film Award and the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, among dozens of other film awards.

Cannes' 2012 Best Actress winners were Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur for Beyond the Hills, while the Best Actor award went to Mads Mikkelsen for The Hunt. Matteo Garrone's Reality won the Grand Prix, Ken Loach's The Angels' Share won the Jury Prize, Carlos Reygadas was the Best Director for Post Tenebras Lux, and Cristian Mungiu won Best Screenplay for Beyond the Hills.

Image of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward during the making of Melville Shavelson's 1963 romantic comedy A New Kind of Love / 2013 Cannes Film Festival poster: Cannes Film Festival.

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