I imagine I’ll be seeing some of the Cannes films at the Traverse City Film Festival in August. Until then, I’m reveling in hearing about the films and people involved in Cannes’ 12-day run, which ended tonight.
“The White Ribbon” scored the coveted Palme d’Or, the festival’s top honor. Jury president Isabelle Huppert presented Michael Haneke with the prize at the closing-night ceremony held in the Palais des Festivals.
It’s the first time a jury president has presented the award since Clint Eastwood gave the award to Quentin Tarantino for “Pulp Fiction.”
Grabbing the Grand Prix award was Jacques Audiard’s “A Prophet,” after being announced by Willem Dafoe. Austrian actor Christoph Waltz, who played “the Jew Hunter” in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds,” took home the best actor prize.
For a full list of 2009 Cannes winners, click here.
The stars came out in full force for the 22nd annual Kids’ Choice Awards. . I snagged a few videos of the stars on the red carpet. It’s mostly paparazzi stuff, but kinda fun:
Nickelodeon’s 22nd annual Kids’ Choice Awards was on last night, and host Dwayne Johnson made quite the entrance, sailing in on a zip line and landing smack dab center stage, a.k.a. the Slime Pyramid. Whoever thought up the whole slime theme for these awards knew what they were doing!
A few highlights:
Favorite TV Show: Nick’s “iCarly,” starring Miranda Cosgrove.
Favorite Animated Voice: Jack Black, for voicing the title role in Dreamworks’ “Kung Fu Panda.” He arrived onstage in a motorcycle sidecar, saying “Skadoosh! I am touched, I am moved, I am pumped, and I am jazzed. I promise you will try my hardest to make ‘Kung Fu Panda 2? even more awesome than that first one.”
Favorite Movie Actor: Will Smith
Favorite Actress: Vanessa Hudgens, who thanked her little sister Stella “for asking all her friends at school to vote.”
Favorite Movie: “High School Musical 3″
Favorite Animated Movie: “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa”
Favorite Female Singer: Miley Cyrus, who said, “I really thought I was going to lose. Unlike any other awards show, it’s all because of you guys, so thank you guys so much.”
Favorite Male Singer: Jesse McCartney
Favorite Song: Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”
Favorite Book: Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” series
Other winners included Dylan Sprouse (TV actor), Selena Gomez (TV actress), Peyton Manning (male athlete), Candace Parker (female athlete), “American Idol” (reality show), “SpongeBob SquarePants” (cartoon) and Guitar Hero World Tour (video game).
Source: The Hollywood Reporter