Cannes 2016: ‘I, Daniel Blake’ takes Palme d’Or, plus full winners list


The 69th Cannes Film Festival has announced its winners list amidst the typical boos and standings ovations that make up the prestigious event. Ken Loach’s I, DANIEL BLAKE has taken out top honours from the 21 films in competition.

The Grand Prix went to Xavier Dolan’s IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD, despite mixed reviews and the director’s own reactions to them over the course of the Festival.

THE SALESMAN took two awards, including best screenplay for Iran’s Asghar Faradi, the director of the award-winning A Separation.

The Un Certain Regard winners were announced yesterday, with The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki winning that pool. A full list of winners below.


Palme d’Or: Ken Loach, I, DANIEL BLAKE

Grand Prix: Xavier Dolan, IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD

Jury Prize: Andrea Arnold, AMERICAN HONEY

Best Actress: Jaclyn Jose, MA ROSA

Best Actor: Shahab Hosseini, THE SALESMAN

Best Director: Olivier Assayas, PERSONAL SHOPPER & Cristian Mungiu, GRADUATION

Best Screenplay: Asghar Farhadi, THE SALESMAN

Camera d’Or: DIVINES, Houda Benyamina

Queer Palm (Feature): LES VIES DED THÉRÈSE, Sébastien Lifshitz

Queer Palm (Short): GABBER LOVE, Anna Cazenave-Cambet.