Throughout the autumn, the Festival was delighted to see the films revealed in Cannes last May ahieve glittering success around the world. At the end of the year, the results reveal a particularly well attended and acclaimed 2018 Official Selection, whose 55 films (excluding Cannes Classics and Cinéma de la Plage) have so far received 228 awards and 533 nominations in festivals, rankings and international awards.
The Festival warmly thanks those directors who have already taken Cannes' prizewinners to the:
► OSCARS 2019: 11 films from Cannes were sent to the Academy this year to represent their countries of origin, and of the 9 currently selected in the category "Best Foreign Language Film", 5 are from the Competition: Shoplifters by Kore-Eda Hirokazu, Burning by Lee Chang-Dong, Capernaum by Nadine Labaki, Cold War by Pawel Pawlikovski and Ayka by Sergey Dvortsevoy.
► GOLDEN GLOBES 2019: Spike Lee's BlackKklansman alone picked up 4 nominations: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor.
Of the 5 films nominated in the "Best Foreign Language Film" category, 3 came from the Cannes Selection: Shoplifters by Kore-Eda Hirokazu, Caparnaum by Nadine Labaki and Girl by Lukas Dhont.
►EUROPEAN AWARDS 2018: of the 19 film awards, 13 went to Cannes films. Pawel Pawlikowski's Cold War was European winner of the year with 5 awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing & Best Actress Award for Joanna Kulig. Dogman by Matteo Garrone, Girl by Lukas Dhont, Summer by Kirill Serebrennikov and Bergman - A Year In A Life by Jane Magnusson and Another Day of Life by Raul de la Fuente & Damian Nenow were also honoured at the ceremony.
► BAFTA 2019: Caparnaum, Cold War, Dogman, Shoplifters, were all nominated alongside Roma for the Best Foreign Language Film. Spike Lee's BlackKklansman picked up 4 nominations: Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor for Adam Driver and Best Adapted Screenplay. Pawel Pawlikoski's Cold War also featured in the Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Photography categories.
The Festival also wishes to applaud the performers of the films in the Official Selection which picked up the most nominations and awards around the world this autumn. For actresses: Tao Zhao in Ash is Purest White by Jia Zhangke and Johanna Kulig in Cold War by Pawel Pawlikowski. For actors: Marcello Fonte in Dogman by Matteo Garrone. For actors: Marcello Fonte in Dogman by Matteo Garrone, Sung-min Lee in The Spy Gone North by Yoon Jong-bin, Steven Yeun in Burning by Lee Chang-Dong, John David Washington in BlackKklansman by Spike Lee, Victor Polster in Girl by Lukas Dhont.
At the Box Office, we particularly welcome the public's vote for Gilles Lellouche's Sink or Swim, presented Out of Competition and with 4,078,944 box office tickets sold as of mid-December. Not to mention the excellent start made by Kore-Eda Hirokazu's Shoplifters, the 2018 Palme d'or, which sold 141,786 tickets in its first weekend in French cinemas.