Small faux pas in Cannes. Spike Lee didn’t quite stick with the order in which the awards were presented.
Cannes (dpa) – Oops! Spike Lee, chairman of the jury for this year’s Cannes Film Festival, accidentally revealed the winning film early on.
When asked by the closing gala host on Saturday night what the top prize should be, the American replied: “The film that won the Palme d’Or is ‘Titanium'” – and the other members of the jury have visibly flinched. together. There were excited whispers on stage and the first to be honored was Caleb Landry Jones as Best Actor for “Nitram”.
But many wondered: had the 64-year-old already announced the main prize? He did. This only became clear, however, when the Palme d’Or was really awarded later in the evening: to “Titane” by the French Julia Ducournau. This is only the second time in the history of the festival that a film by a director has received the Palme d’Or.