All Palmes d’Or awards since 1946

The Cannes Palme d’Or appeared in 1955. Until then, the festival jury awarded a Grand Prize. The first palm, an element adopted in reference to the city’s coat of arms, was awarded in 1955 to Delbert Mann, for his film “Marty”. The festival temporarily returned to the International Grand Prix formula from 1964 to 1974, before finally adopting the coveted award in 1975. Only seven directors were twice awarded the Palme d’Or: Emir Kusturica (1985 and 1995), the Dardenne brothers (1999, 2005), Francis Ford Coppola (1974, 1979), Bille August (1988, 1992), Michael Haneke (2009, 2012), Shohei Imamura (1983, 1997) and Ken Loach (2006-2016).

The full list since 1946

2019 Bong Joon-ho Parasite (KOR)

2018 A Family Affair by Hirokazu Kore-Eda (JAP)

2017 The Square by Ruben Ostlund (SUE)

2016 Me, Daniel Blake by Ken Loach (GB)

2015 Dheepan by Jacques Audiard (FRA)

2014 Winter Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (TUR)

2013 The Life of Adele by Abdellatif Kéchiche (FRA)

2012 Love – Michael Haneke (AUT)

2011 The Tree of Life – Terrence Malick (USA)

2010 Uncle Boonme, the one who remembers his past lives – Apichatpong Weerasethakul (THA)

2009 The White Ribbon – Michael Haneke (AUT)

2008 Between the Walls – Laurent Cantet (FRA)

2007 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days-Cristian Mungiu (ROU)

2006 The Wind Rises – Ken Loach (RU, IRL, ITA, ALL, ESP)

2005 L’Enfant – Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (BEL-FRA)
2004 Fahrenheit 9/11 – Michael Moore (USA)
2003 Elephant – Gus van Sant (USA)
2002 The Pianist – Roman Polanski (POL, FRA, ALL, RU)
2001 The Son’s Room – Nanni Moretti (ITA)
2000 Dancer in the dark – Lars von Trier (DAN)
1999 Rosetta – Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (BEL-FRA)
1998 Eternity and a day – Theo Angelopoulos (GRE)
1997 The Taste of Cherry – Abbas Kiarostami (IRA) L’Anguille – Shohei Imamura (JPN)
1996 Secrets and Lies – Mike Leigh (FRA-RU)
1995 Underground – Emir Kusturica (FRA)
1994 Pulp fiction – Quentin Tarantino (USA)
1993 Farewell My Concubine – Chen Kaige (HKG)
The Piano Lesson – Jane Campion (NZL, AUS, FRA)
1992 The Best Intentions – Bille August (DAN, SUE)
1991 Barton Fink – Joel and Ethan Coen (USA)
1990 Sailor and Lula – David Lynch (USA)
1989 Sex, Lies and Video – Steven Soderbergh (USA)
1988 Shovel the Conqueror – Bille August (DAN)
1987 Under Satan’s Sun – Maurice Pialat (FRA)
1986 Mission – Roland Joffé (RU)
1985 Dad went on a business trip – E. Kusturica (BOS)
1984 Paris, Texas – Wim Wenders (ALL, FRA)
1983 The Ballad of Narayama – Shohei Imamura (JPN)
1982 Missing – Missing – Costa-Gavras (USA)
Yol – Serif Gören / Yilmaz Güney (TUR)
1981 The Iron Man – Andrzel Wajda (POL)
1980 Let the Show Begin – Bob Fosse (USA)
Kagemusha – Akira Kurosawa (JPN)
1979 Apocalypse now – Francis Ford Coppola (USA)
The Drum – Volker Schlöndorff (ALL, FRA)
1978 The Hoof Tree – Ermanno Olmi (ITA)
1977 Padre padrone – Paolo Taviani (ITA)
1976 Taxi Driver – Martin Scorsese (USA)
1975 Chronicle of the Burning Years – ML-Hamina (ALG)
1974 Secret Conversation – Francis Ford Coppola (USA)
1973 La Méprise – Alan Bridges (UK)
The Scarecrow – Jerry Schatzberg (USA)
1972 The Mattei Affair – Francesco Rosi (ITA)
The working class goes to heaven – Elio Petri (ITA)
1971 The Messenger – Joseph Losey (UK)
1970 MASH – Robert Altman (USA)
1969 If – Lindsay Anderson (UK)
1968 No Festival due to the events of May 68
1967 Blow up – Michaelangelo Antonioni (RU)
1966 Signore & Signori – Pietro Germi (ITA)
A man and a woman – Claude Lelouch (FRA)
1965 The Knack … or how to get it – Richard Lester (UK)
1964 The Umbrellas of Cherbourg – Jacques Demy (FRA)
1963 The Cheetah – Luchino Visconti (ITA)
1962 O Pagador de Promessas – Anselmo Duarte (BRE)
1961 Such a long absence – Henri Colpi (FRA)
Viridiana – Luis Buñuel (FRA)
1960 La Dolce Vita – Federico Fellini (ITA)
1959 Orfeu Negro – Marcel Camus (FRA)
1958 When the Storks Pass – Mikhail Kalatozov
1957 The Lord’s Law – William Wyler (USA)
1956 The World of Silence – Louis Malle, JY Cousteau (FRA)
1955 Marty – Delbert Mann (USA)
1954 The Door to Hell – Teinosuke Kinugasa (JPN)
1953 The Wages of Fear – Henri-Georges Clouzot (FRA)
1952 Two cents of hope – Renato Castellani (ITA)
Othello – Orson Welles (MAR)
1951 Miss Julie – Alf Sjoberg (SUE)
Miracle in Milan – Vittorio De Sica (ITA)
1950 No Festival due to budget problems
1949 The Third Man – Carol Reed (UK)
1948 No Festival due to budget problems
1947 Several prizes awarded, including Dumbo – Walt Disney (USA)
1946 Several prizes awarded, including La Bataille du Rail – René Clément (FRA)

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