Cannes 2024 ‘In Competition’ Winners: Anora Wins Palme d’Or, All We Imagine As Light Bags Grand Prix Jury Award; Jesse Plemons, Selena Gomez, Zoe Saldana Win Acting Honours – See Full List!

The 77th Cannes Film Festival has announced the winners in the ‘In Competition’ category, and Indian cinema has a big reason to cheer. Payal Kapadia’s All We Imagine as Light won the Grand Prix Jury award, the first Indian film ever to do so. The film, about two Malayali immigrant nurses in Mumbai, was also the first Indian film to be screened in the category in 30 years; Shaji N Karun’s Swaham (which was also in Malayalam) in 1994 was the previous Indian film to achieve this. All We Imagine as Light featured Kani Kusruti, Divya Prabha, Chhaya Kadam, and Hridhu Haroon in its cast. Cannes 2024: Payal Kapadia’s All We Imagine As Light Wins Grand Prix Jury Award, First Indian Film to Do So! (Watch Video).

Meanwhile, the grand prize—the prestigious Palme d’Or—was won by Sean Baker’s Anora. The movie, about a stripper marrying a Russian man and facing troubles from his rich family, starred Mikey Madison in the lead. Jesse Plemons won the Best Actor Award for Yorgos Lanthimos’ Kinds of Kindness. The Best Actress award was shared by Adriana Paz, Karla Sofía Gascón, Selena Gomez, and Zoe Saldaña for Jacques Audiard’s musical film, Emilia Pérez.

See the Full List of Winners Here:

Palme d’or WinnerAnora

Grand Prix Jury Award – All We Imagine As Light

Jury Prize – Emilia Perez

Best Director – Miguel Gomes (Grand Tour)

Special Award for Best Screenplay – Mohammad Rasoulof (The Seed of the Sacred Fig)

Best Actor – Jesse Plemons (Kinds of Kindness)

Best Actress – Adriana Paz, Karla Sofía Gascón, Selena Gomez, and Zoe Saldaña (Emilia Pérez)

Best Screenplay –  Coralie Fargeat (The Substance)

Caméra d’or Award For a First Film – Armand

Special Mention for Caméra d’or – Mongrel

Short Film Palme d’or – The Man Who Couldn’t Remain Silent

Special Mention for Short Film – Bad For a Moment

Elsewhere, in other categories at Cannes 2024, Chidananda S Naik won the La Cinef award for Sunflowers Were the First Ones to Know. Anasuya Sengupta became the first Indian to win Best Actress in the Un Certain Regard for The Shameless. All in all, a great year for Indian cinema at Cannes!

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on May 26, 2024 12:15 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website

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