2017 Cannes Film Festival: LGBT Film ‘120 Beats Per Minute’ Wins Big

Awards season doesn’t officially kick off for a few more months but one of the most important film festivals leading up to the Oscars took place in the south of France this past week. The Pedro Almodóvar-presided jury including Jessica Chastain and Will Smith revealed the winners of the main competition at the 70th Festival de Cannes.

Winning the festival’s top prize, the Palme d’Or, was the Swedish art world satire, The Square, directed by Ruben Ostlund. Also winning big was The Beguiled’s Sofia Coppola. She became only the second female filmmaker in history to take the Cannes Best Director prize. Joaquin Phoenix and Diane Kruger took home Best Actor and Best Actress honors respectively.

It’s worth nothing that 120 Beats per Minute took home four awards including the Gran Prix, the festival’s second top honor, and the Queer Palm, a category for LGBT films. The French film directed by Robin Campillo is about homosexuality and the AIDS epidemic during the 1990s in France.

Check out all the winners from the main competition below, along with the trailer for 120 Beats per Minute.

2017 Main Competition Winners

Palme d’Or: Ruben Östlund – The Square
Gran Prix: Robin Campillo – 120 Beats Per Minute
Jury Prize: Andrey Zvyagintsev – Loveless
Best Director: Sofia Coppola – The Beguiled
Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix – You Were Never Really Here
Best Actress: Diane Kruger – In the Fade
Best Screenplay: Yorgos Lanthimos – The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Lynne Ramsay – You Were Never Really Here
Camera d’Or: Léonor Sérraille – Jeune Femme
Short Film Palme d’Or: Qiu Yang – A Gentle Night
Special 70th Anniversary Award: Nicole Kidman

120 Beats Per Minute Trailer

For all the winners, head over to Festival De Cannes.