Although they were many favorites movies, directors and actors to win each category, at the end only one can receive the award. Cannes International Film Festival celebrated from May 14th to 25th has its winners and most of them were predicted by many movie critics.
- The movie that received the Palme d’Or, the highest prize awarded at Cannes Film Festival, was Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Winter Sleep,
- Julian Moore won Best Actress for her performance in Maps to the Star,
- Timothy Spall won Best Actor for his role in Mr. Turner,
- Bennet Miller won Best Director for his movie Foxcatcher,
- The Wonders won the Grand Prix,
- and the Jury Prize was for two movies: Mommy and Goodbye to Language.
It was not a surprise when Winter Sleep won the Palme d’Or. Nuri Bilge Ceylan, the director of the movie, received the award and in his speech he dedicated it to young people in Turkey and those people who have lost their lives during the last year because of protests in Istanbul.
Julian Moore won Best Actress for her role in Maps to the Stars, a dark Hollywood satire directed by David Cronenberg. The Best Actor award was for Timothy Spall for his performance as a British painter in the British biographical drama Mr. Turner directed by Mike Leigh.
Bennet Miller won Best Director for his movie Foxcatcher, a wrestling drama, one of the most impressive films at Cannes. The Wonders, an Italian drama directed by Alice Rohrwacher, won the Grand Prix.
The Jury Prize was shared between Xavier Dolan’s French drama Mommy and Jean-Luc Godard’s Goodbye to Language, a 3-D art-house film.