UPDATE: Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho has awarded the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival tonight with Parasite . This is Bong's first grand prize at Cannes and was no surprise given the great response and momentum he enjoyed on the ground. In today's performances on stage at the Lumière, he noted to the French public that Claude Chabrol was one of his inspirations.
Prices met expectations, though there were no gongs praising Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A, Time In Hollywood – perhaps noting how this year's jury has chosen more contemporary themes facing the world today. Before awarding the Palm d & # 39; Or, jury president Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu said the jury had watched films by famous directors and veterans of various genres, "Was Totally Democratic," and the decision to award Parasite was " unanimously".
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu on the unanimous decision of the Cannes jury for Palm d'Or Winner's Parasite & # 39; – Press Conference
Other significant winners are Antonio Banderas, who in Pain And Glory by the Spanish director plays a sort of alter ego for Pedro Almodovar. Banderas said on stage: "They have no idea how much I want to speak French, and at the same time I want to speak Spanish, so I'll try to make a paella of both … When I went on stage on the red carpet I was asked how much time I needed to get here … it took me 40 years. He added, "There is no secret" that the character he plays is Almodovar, whom he met 40 years ago. "We shot eight films together. I respect him, I love him. He is my mentor. He has given me so much that this prize is dedicated to him. Banderas concluded: "There is pain and fame, but the best is yet to come. "
Elsewhere, Deadlines One to Watch, Ladj Ly shared the jury award that was presented by Michael Moore – fittingly, since Ly is a documentary filmmaker. In his presentation, Moore said, "Art in dark times has helped save humanity." When Ly received the prize, he called his producers on stage and said in his film Les Misérables : "He talks about different things that are common in this area; What we all have in common is misery. "And with that he dedicated the prize to" all the wretched of France ". This is especially fitting as this is the 28th weekend in a row that the Yellow Vest protesters are on the streets here in France and ahead of tomorrow's European elections.
Pete Hammond will be back soon with a full analysis of the Cannes awards.
PREVIOUS, 10:25 PT: The main awards at the Cannes Film Festival will be announced shortly after the closing ceremony for the 72nd edition of the Grand Théâtre Lumière begins. The festival is coming to an end after being one of the most widely accepted competitions recently. Could this be the year when Pedro Almodovar finally gets his Palme d'Or? The Spanish Champion Pain And Glory was hailed all around as one of his best, with a career-leading starring role of Antonio Banderas as the director's alter ego.
Annually, the outcome here at Cannes is anything but predictable, though some of the biggest buzz also ran on Quentin Tarantino's highly praised reflection on Los Angeles from 1969 . It once ran in Hollywood . The film premiered early this week, 25 years after Pulp Fiction which went to Palm D & # 39; Or in 1994.
and what might come out tonight was the Korean veteran Bong Joon-ho Parasite Celine Sciammas Portrait of a burning lady debut feature film director Ladj Lys Les Misérables , Ken Loachs Sorry I missed you and Terrence Malicks A Hidden Life .
Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu is president of the jury this year from this morning – and only a few moments ago appear on the red carpet. We will update the winners below as soon as they are announced by the Palais. So keep looking.
Palm d & Or Or
Parasite Director: Bong Joon-ho
Atlantics Director: Mati Diop
Best Actor 19659017] Antonio Banderas; Pain and Fame
Prize of the Jury (TIE)
Les Misérables Director: Ladj Ly
Bacurau Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles  Best Director
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, The young Ahmed
Emily Beecham, Little Joe
Céline Sciamma, Portrait of a burning lady
It must be the sky Director: Elia Suleiman
Camera d & Or Or
Our mothers Director: Cesar Diaz
Short film Palme d'Or
The distance between us and the sky Director: Vasilis Kekatos
Special Mention: monster god director: Agustina San Martin