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Cannes 2011 Winners

Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life won the Palme d’Or at Cannes earlier this evening, with Best Director going to Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive), Best Actor to Jean Dujardin (The Artist) and Best Actress to Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia).

Here is a full list of winners at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, which saw the Palme d’Or awarded to Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life.

A trophy of leaves going to a film about a tree, how appropriate for a Malick film.


  • Palme d’OrThe Tree of Life (Dir. Terrence Malick)
  • Grand PrixOnce Upon a Time in Anatolia (Dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan) and The Kid with a Bike (Dir. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)
  • Best Director – Nicolas Winding Refn for Drive
  • Grand PrixFootnote (Dir. Joseph Cedar)
  • Jury PrizePolisse by Maiwenn
  • Best Actor Jean Dujardin for The Artist
  • Best Actress – Kirsten Dunst for Melancholia
  • Camera d’OrLas Acacias (Dir. Pablo Giorgelli)


  • Prize of Un Certain RegardArirang (Dir. Kim Ki-duk) and Stopped on Track (Dir. Andreas Dresen)
  • Special Jury Prize – Elena by Andrey Zvyagintsev
  • Directing Prize – Mohammad Rasoulov for Goodbye


  • 1st PrizeThe Letter (Dir. Doroteya Droumeva)
  • 2nd PrizeDrari (Dir. Kamal Nazraq)
  • 3rd PrizeFly (Dir. Night by Son Tae-gyum)


Critics’ Week

  • Grand Prix NespressoTake Shelter (Dir. Jeff Nichols)
  • Special Mention from the Jury PresidentSnowtown (Dir. Justin Kurzel)
  • Prix SACD – Take Shelter by Jeff Nichols
  • ACID/CCAS Prize – Les Acacias (Dir. Pablo Giorgelli)
  • Very Young Critics Prize – Les Acacias (Dir. Pablo Giorgelli)


  • In CompetitionLe Havre (Dir. Aki Kaurismäki)
  • Un Certain Regard – The Minister by Pierre Schöller
  • Critics’ Week or Directors’ FortnightTake Shelter (Dir. Jeff Nichols)

Ecumenical Jury

  • Prize of the Ecumenical JuryThis Must Be the Place (Dir. Paolo Sorrentino)
  • Special MentionLe Havre (Dir. Aki Kaurismäki)
  • Special MentionWhere Do We Go Now? (Dir. Nadine Labaki)

Palm Dog

  • Palm Dog Award – Uggy for The Artist
  • Special Jury Prize – Laika for Le Havre

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2 replies on “Cannes 2011 Winners”

Hello, I saw your article and all the recent press on Uggy (actually spelled Uggie), and was wondering why we were not contacted directly? My company provided him on “The Artist” and his actual owner, Omar Muller and I were the on set trainers with Uggie at all times. We both noticed Uggie received this award by reading about it online.

Please would you contact us directly for future correspondence? we are happy to do press on this wonderful film that we were lucky to be a part of.


Sarah J. Clifford

I wish to know which cinemas in Warwickshire are showing “The Artist” please.
Many Thanks
Jo James

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