Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Revealed
The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Comic-Con: Mad Max: Fury Road Footage Online
And some new images and posters
Teaser Trailer For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Katniss fights another day
Tarantino Confirms Revived Hateful Eight
Tells Comic-Con, 'We're doing it'.
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
22 May 2014
Cannes 2014: Jimmy's Hall Review
Ken Loach's Irish drama gets the once-over
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Jimmy's Hall (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Age Of Uprising (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Spirit Of '45 (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Hunt (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Michael Haneke's Amour Wins Palme d'Or
And all the winners from Cannes 2012

27 May 2012  |  Written by James White  

submit to reddit

With the signs and posters being taken down and the litter being swept, the 2012 Cannes Film Festival is now wrapped up. But before everything finished, there was time to hand out the awards, with Michael Haneke’s Amour taking home the Palme d’Or.

The plaudit for the director’s latest work was greeted with a long standing ovation. Not every award was given such respect, with Grand Prix winner Reality given decidedly more cool treatment, and Carlos Reygadas’ win as Best Director for Post Tenebras Lux also seemed a controversial choice. Cristian Mungiu’s Beyond The Hills was the biggest winner, taking home the screenplay award and sharing the Best Actress trophy between two of its performers. Britain, meanwhile, was represented by Ken Loach, whose The Angels’ Share got the Jury Prize.

Here’s the full list of winners.

Palme d'Or
Michael Haneke, Amour

Grand Prix
Matteo Garrone. Reality

Best Actor
Mads Mikkelsen, The Hunt

Best Actress (tie)
Cosmina Straten and Cristina Flutur, Beyond The Hills

Best Director
Carlos Reygadas, Post Tenebras Lux

Cannes Prix De Scenario
Cristian Mungiu, Beyond The Hills

Jury Prize
Ken Loach, The Angels' Share

Caméra d’Or
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts Of The Southern Wild

For all of Empire’s excellent Cannes coverage for this year’s festival, head to the blog.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Cannes In Pictures: Day 11
Audrey Tautou for Thérèse Desqueyroux
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Models Inc.: The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
How the likes of Batman, Superman and Luke Skywalker become collectible figures

Classic Feature: Jack Nicholson - Gods Among Us
Charisma, consistency and cunning summed up in a single word: Jack.

The Empire Podcast #121: Brett Ratner Talks Hercules On This Week's Show
Plus The Purge: Anarchy producer Jason Blum pops in to talk horror

Frank Grillo's Ten Toughest Hollywood Tough Guys
The Purge: Anarchy star picks his favourite badasses

Role By Role With Joel McHale
The star of The Soup and Community on Spider-Man 2 and much more

'I Have The Club But I Didn't Get The Lion's Head'
Dwayne Johnson (and pals) talks Hercules props, action and ancient superheroes

Classic Feature: The Making Of The Silence Of The Lambs
Is this the most frightening movie ever made?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)