Cannes closes tomorrow and Diana still has a couple more pieces to share with you I believe, but now the prizes are handed out - here are quick notes from the ceremony.
12:45 PM EST the Jury has arrived which means the show is about to begin. Jane Campion is too busy to stand with her jury (at least at this second in the screencap)... and how have I never noticed how toweringly tall Nicolas Winding Refn is (far right)? I love his "who, me?" pose here as if he's aware of the disparity. This image alarmed me so much that I looked up photos of him with Ryan Gosling his 6'2" muse and Refn is yet taller.
12:49 Uma Thurman arrives with Quentin Tarantino and is wearing something like a white winged dove across her bosom... ooh, baby, ooh, said "ooh" ♫. Gorgeous as ever and I've always admired how bold her color choices are. Bright yellow at the Pulp Fiction 20th anniversary screening at Cannes and pure white today.
12:59 Timothy Spall, Mr Turner himself, has arrived which means we know where Best Actor is going (there didn't seem to be much competition for that this year (unlike Best Actress). Best Actor, Oscar Division, will have much more competition.
1:04 Xavier Dolan arrived looking very pleased with himself #whatelseisnew (I kid. Mostly. I enjoy his work. Intermittently he looks nervous but Mommy is definitely winning something)
1:05 Sophia Loren just had some sort of near wardrobe malfunction and is now holding tightly to her gown (perchance she tripped on the train on the steps). MORE...
1:15 The jury is taking yet more photos. We're obviously about to go in.
1:20 And here is where I realize my live feed is looping the arrivals and the show is already underway. DRAT.
1:22 Arriving at the show in progress apparently Timothy Spall has been talking for a long time, and reading the acceptance speech from his phone (tacky!)
And now Timothy Spall's acceptance speech is inching toward the running time of "Winter Sleep."— michael phillips (@phillipstribune) May 24, 2014
1:23 In a shocker it's JULIANNE MOORE from Maps to the Stars. "Vivre Julie Moore" LOL. Pity she's not there to accept since she never* wins anything. And not to say 'I told ya so' or anything BUT...
I warned everyone to stop predicting Marion Cotillard each year...— Nathaniel Rogers (@nathanielr) May 24, 2014
* please to note: many literalists have corrected me listing the festival prizes and tv prizes that Julianne has won. But Julianne is a movie actress so I'm referring to the mainstream movie awards which elude her. Festival wins are rarely televised widely so only devotees ever see her being honored. It's frustrating for someone with such a gift.
1:28 Jane Campion flubs the names and laughs are herself. The winner is the Russian film Leviathan written by Oleg Negin & Andrey Zvyagintsev
1:33 JURY PRIZE
[TIE] Xavier Dolan for Mommy and Jean-Luc Godard for Goodbye to Language. I would transcribe Xavier Dolan's beautiful speech -- he really loves Jane Campion and The Piano (1993) -- but the translator talks over him the whole time so it's like listening to two speeches at once.
I honestly think it's cool that an up and comer and a legend tied for a Cannes Jury Prize.— Kyle Turner (@TyleKurner) May 24, 2014
Xavier Dolan on Godard when I interviewed him last year: pic.twitter.com/tfuhlBS7bj— Calum Marsh (@calummarsh) May 24, 2014
1:39 BEST DIRECTOR presented by Adrien Brody
Bennett Miller for Foxcatcher. The first of many awards?
The legendary Sophia Loren is honored with a clip reel. And now she speaks in French to the crowd
1:44 GRAND PRIZE presented by Sophia
The Wonders by Alice Rohrwacher
1:50 PALME D'OR presented by Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino, QT embarrasses himself with a faux French accent
Winter Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylan