Winners of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival 


If you were hoping that an American entry would take home the big prize, the Palme d'Or much like last year's "The Tree of Life," hope again. The only American winner of the bunch was the Sundance darling, Benh Zeitlin's "Beast of the Southern Wild." Fox Searchlight, the studio behind the film, will now push the New Orleans delta water-adventure for upcoming awards.

Here's the complete list of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival winners:

In Competition

Palme d'Or
AMOUR (LOVE) directed by Michael HANEKE

Grand Prix
REALITY directed by Matteo GARRONE

Award for Best Director
Carlos REYGADAS for POST TENEBRAS LUX

Award for Best Screenplay
Cristian MUNGIU for DUPÃ DEALURI (BEYOND THE HILLS)

Award for Best Actress
Cristina FLUTUR in DUPÃ DEALURI (BEYOND THE HILLS) directed by Cristian MUNGIUCosmina STRATAN in DUPÃ DEALURI (BEYOND THE HILLS) directed by Cristian MUNGIU

Award for Best Actor
Mads MIKKELSEN in JAGTEN (THE HUNT) directed by Thomas VINTERBERG

Jury Prize
THE ANGELS' SHARE directed by Ken LOACH

Short Films

Palme d'Or - Short Film
SESSIZ-BE DENG (SILENT) directed by L.Rezan YESILBAS

Un Certain Regard

Un Certain Regard Special Distinction
DJECA (CHILDREN OF SARAJEVO) directed by Aida BEGIC

Un Certain Regard Award for Best Actress
À PERDRE LA RAISON played by Emilie DEQUENNE
LAURENCE ANYWAYS played by Suzanne CLÉMENT

Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize
LE GRAND SOIR directed by Gustave KERVERN, Benoît DELÉPINE

Prize of Un Certain Regard
DESPUÉS DE LUCIA directed by Michel FRANCO

Cinefondation

1st Prize Cinéfondation
DOROGA NA (THE ROAD TO) directed by Taisia IGUMENTSEVA

2nd Prize - Cinéfondation
ABIGAIL directed by Matthew James REILLY

3rd Prize Cinéfondation
LOS ANFITRIONES (THE HOSTS) directed by Miguel Angel MOULET

Golden Camera

Caméra d'or
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD directed by Benh ZEITLIN

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Win Exclusive, Fun Prizes from "MEN IN BLACK 3" Courtesy of Columbia Pictures! T-shirts, Water Blasters, and More! 


This week on Manny’s Movie Weekend Giveaway, we have fantastic prizes from the film “MEN IN BLACK 3” courtesy of our friends from Columbia Pictures. One lucky winner will take home the following (see video of contest below):



*** “MEN IN BLACK 3” T-shirt
*** “MEN IN BLACK 3” Weekly World News Tabloid
*** “MEN IN BLACK 3” Alien Water Blaster




Everything you need to kill aliens! HA!

How to enter:

1) Go to my Facebook page on www.facebook.com/MannyTheMovieGuy
2) Like my page
3) Like the contest post

And that’s it! Just like me forever and ever!

One lucky winner will be randomly drawn on:

SATURDAY, JUNE 2ND BY 5PM (PACIFIC)

It’s as easy as that! So what are you waiting for? Go to my Facebook page right now, and good luck!

Sorry international friends, this is only for U.S. residents

Check out the video of the contest:



Here's more info on the movie from Yahoo:

Synopsis

Agents J and K are back... in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him -- secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.

In Theaters • May 25, 2012
MPAA Rating PG-13 (for sci-fi action violence, and brief suggestive content)
Genres Sequel, Comedy, Action/Adventure
Run Time 1 hour 46 minutes
Distributors Sony Pictures Releasing

Directors

Barry Sonnenfeld -- Director

CAST

Will Smith -- Agent J
Tommy Lee Jones -- Agent K
Josh Brolin -- Young Agent K
Jemaine Clement -- Boris The Animal
Emma Thompson -- Agent O
Michael Stuhlbarg -- Griffin

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"Men in Black III" Has Great Mixture of Sci-Fi Magic and Heart! Watch My Movie Review! 


For my written review of "MIB 3," click here:

Here's more info on the movie from Yahoo:

Synopsis

Agents J and K are back... in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him -- secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.

In Theaters • May 25, 2012
MPAA Rating PG-13 (for sci-fi action violence, and brief suggestive content)
Genres Sequel, Comedy, Action/Adventure
Run Time 1 hour 46 minutes
Distributors Sony Pictures Releasing

Directors

Barry Sonnenfeld -- Director

CAST

Will Smith -- Agent J
Tommy Lee Jones -- Agent K
Josh Brolin -- Young Agent K
Jemaine Clement -- Boris The Animal
Emma Thompson -- Agent O
Michael Stuhlbarg -- Griffin

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Dev Patel Talks About “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" -- How He Bewitched His Co-Stars! 


Dev Patel (“Slumdog Millionaire,” “The Last Airbender”) returns to the big screen in the excellent movie “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” He plays Sonny, the owner of the Marigold Hotel. Patel proved that he has comedic chops and he gained the respect of his talented co-stars such as Dame Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, and Tom Wilkinson.

Directed by John Madden (“Shakespeare in Love,” “The Debt”), and written by Ol Parker from the book “These Foolish Things” by Deborah Moggach, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” is currently sitting at No. 6 at the Top 10 Box-Office Films. And it’s quite miraculous that at only 300 + theaters, the film has amassed $10.2 million. Moviegoers are falling in love with the film.

In this interview, Patel and I talked about:

*** Why viewers are responding positively to the film
*** What attracted him to the character Sonny?
*** Dench has proclaimed that Dev is a “born comedian” and that the actor has bewitched the cast. How did he bewitch them?
*** Madden said Dev is a “spectacular talent” and a “comic natural.” How was it working with the director?

Have fun!



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Shirley MacLaine Interview for “Bernie” -- See Why Jack Black Inspires Her 


It was an honor talking to the Oscar-winning icon regarding her new role in the fantastic mystery/dramedy “Bernie.” Based on real-life story, Maclaine plays the mean, ornery, rich widow, Marjorie Nugent, who gets befriended by the town mortician, Bernie (the excellent Jack Black). And then…murder happens. Director Richard Linklater (“Dazed and Confused,” “School of Rock”) appropriate calls his film the East Texas “Fargo.”

In this interview, MacLaine and I talked about:

*** Her interest in working for “Bernie”
*** How she prepared to be an old “bitch” for the role
*** Working with Jack Black
*** Working with director Richard Linklater

HAVE FUN!



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