No Awards for Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ At Cannes

As the Cannes International Film Festival draws to a close in 2019, prizes for top honors in the various categories of best directing, acting, screenplay and more across feature-length and short entrants were given out, and there was a surprising outcome.

No Awards for Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' At Cannes
The Golden Lion Award from Cannes Film Festival
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Quinten Tarantino‘s 9th film, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood, was not awarded a single prize. This is slightly shocking, considering the audience gave the film a 6-minute standing ovation following it’s premiere.

The 2019 list of winners:

Palme d’Or: Gisaengchung (Parasite), Bong Joon-ho

Grand Prix: Atlantique (Atlantics), Mati Diop

Best Director: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Le Jeune Ahmed (The Young Ahmed)

Jury Prize: Tie between Les Misérables (Ladj Ly) and Bacurau (Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles)

Best Actor: Antonio Banderas, Dolor y Gloria (Pain & Glory)

Best Actress: Emily Beecham, Little Joe

Best Screenplay: Portrait de la Jeune Fille en Feu (Portrait of a Lady on Fire), Céline Sciamma

Special Mention of the Jury: It Must Be Heaven, Elia Suleiman

Camera d’Or: Nuestras Madres (Our Mothers), César Díaz

Queer Palm (Feature): Portrait de la Jeune Fille en Feu (Portrait of a Lady on Fire), Céline Sciamma

Short Film Palme d’Or: “The Distance Between Us and the Sky,” Vasilis Kekatos

Special Distinction of the Jury: “Monstruo Dios” (“Monster God”), Agustina San

Queer Palm (Short): “The Distance Between Us and the Sky,” Vasilis Kekatos

Non-Cannes attendees will get the chance to see Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood, which follows a faded TV actor and his stunt double embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves during the Helter Skelter reign of terror in 1969 Los Angeles, when it hits theaters on July 26th, 2019.

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.

About Mary Anne Butler

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