News

Snowpiercer Director Bong Joon-ho's Parasite Wins Cannes' Palme d'Or

Plus, Tarantino's Hollywood shut out as actress-turned-director Mati Diop makes more history with Atlantique.

by | May 25, 2019 | Comments

Dominique Charriau/WireImage
(Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)

The 72nd Cannes Film Festival is in the books and though Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) 92% was the toast of the Riviera, the Pulp Fiction director was shut out from all of the final night’s major awards. This year’s jury was led by the Jury President and Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu and included actress Elle Fanning (Teen Spirit), and directors Pawel Pawęska (Cold War) and Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite); the group picked a surprising selection of varied work from famed directors and dynamic newcomers.

Most of the night’s prizes were given to films that championed the poor, marginalized, and unsung, including Snowpiercer and Okja director Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) 98%, which took home the festival’s biggest prize, the Palme d’Or. French actress turned director Mati Diop continued to make history as the first Black female director to take home the Grand Prix, the festival’s second most prestigious prize, for her debut film Atlantics (Atlantique) (2019) 89%(Diop already made history by being the first Black woman to compete for the Palme d’Or in the festival’s 72-year history.) You can read the full list of winners of the Competition section below, and if you’re curious about what films debuted at the festival, and how they fared on the Tomatometer, check out our Cannes Scorecard.


Palme d’Or

Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) 98%

Grand Prix

Atlantics (Atlantique) (2019) 89%

Jury Prize

Nighthawk (Bacurau) (2019) 86%,

Les Misérables (2019) 73%

Best Director

Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, for Young Ahmed (Le Jeune Ahmed) (2019) 52%


Best Actress

Emily Beecham for Little Joe (2019) 68%


Best Actor

Antonio Banderas for Pain and Glory (Dolor y Gloria) (2019) 90%


Best Screenplay

Céline Sciamma for Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2019) 100%


Special Mention

Elia Suleiman for It Must Be Heaven (2019) 93%

Agustina San – Monstruo Dios


Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.

Tag Cloud

Year in Review Sci-Fi Stephen King Reality harry potter crime thriller DGA Super Bowl Pop 2019 Mystery Best and Worst USA elevated horror Biopics streaming casting Tumblr Paramount Network Spring TV comic spider-man Thanksgiving Warner Bros. Awards Tour Watching Series strong female leads Podcast ESPN Masterpiece political drama Emmys TCA 2017 Acorn TV composers DC Universe Captain marvel MTV Dark Horse Comics Song of Ice and Fire OWN Action Musical technology Teen DC Comics IFC Films Pet Sematary Marathons adaptation dc Heroines 2015 Sony Pictures justice league Summer Winners Walt Disney Pictures Trophy Talk Quiz Mary Poppins Returns Epix The Witch Marvel Esquire RT21 award winner RT History Comedy Central Syfy boxoffice Election SDCC A&E cinemax Chernobyl television HBO golden globes witnail crime drama serial killer Film Festival dragons APB Spike YouTube Premium Spectrum Originals sports VH1 Black Mirror Rocky Ghostbusters Food Network Universal FXX aliens Countdown 45 Awards FX anime Martial Arts Britbox Interview facebook Apple doctor who Amazon CW Seed CNN FOX Country dceu TNT History GLAAD cops Tomatazos docudrama Winter TV thriller crime Infographic SXSW NYCC period drama medical drama Kids & Family 2017 TCM travel Christmas MCU anthology police drama Set visit Red Carpet what to watch Comic Book Freeform Drama Grammys Music mutant cats El Rey 2018 Lucasfilm sequel Amazon Prime biography Reality Competition IFC Netflix richard e. Grant Superheroe Rocketman natural history Rock Nominations Adult Swim Cosplay Premiere Dates AMC CMT Toys MSNBC Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Calendar animated Nat Geo Elton John YouTube Red 20th Century Fox Valentine's Day Star Trek zombies TruTV Shondaland Sneak Peek NBC ITV Video Games nature Nickelodeon Horror CBS All Access true crime First Look Opinion comiccon crossover ABC Family Character Guide Disney Channel talk show PaleyFest Mary Tyler Moore Certified Fresh TIFF supernatural Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt historical drama disaster Crackle USA Network Columbia Pictures Oscars Western Logo ABC GoT VICE E! The Arrangement New York Comic Con Polls and Games Photos space finale DC streaming service National Geographic Brie Larson transformers Women's History Month blaxploitation spinoff zombie SundanceTV diversity Showtime TCA based on movie Mary poppins Mindy Kaling Comics on TV spy thriller Pirates Vudu Musicals DirecTV toy story CBS green book Fantasy Ellie Kemper hist E3 TLC theme song Shudder Anna Paquin zero dark thirty Lionsgate Bravo Sundance Now Holidays jamie lee curtis GIFs Animation Fox News Disney BBC America Cartoon Network TBS BBC Star Wars discovery Comedy Pixar X-Men game show TV Land Trailer Tarantino Lifetime Creative Arts Emmys Starz Fall TV adventure Hulu San Diego Comic-Con Cannes Paramount romance See It Skip It LGBTQ cults teaser President Superheroes festivals Writers Guild of America BET PBS war vampires Ovation The CW Box Office American Society of Cinematographers WGN psycho Extras miniseries singing competition science fiction mockumentary cooking TV ratings YA Schedule Mudbound Trivia politics Sundance 21st Century Fox 007 unscripted 24 frames robots binge social media 2016 sitcom dramedy Rom-Com psychological thriller Pride Month