The jury’s special prize “of the seventieth anniversary of the Cannes festival,” presented to the Australian actress Nicole Kidman, who, with two films awards during the film festival.
“The beguiled” by Sofia Coppola received the award for the best director, while “The killing of a sacred deer” from the Greek Yorgos Lanthimos won the award for best screenplay at the awards.
“I love you, thank you very much, and I hope very, very soon” said the actress, who at the time of the award are no longer in Cannes. Kidman stated “very sad” that the festival had already left.
The price, which is specially was created for the anniversary by the jury, under the direction of Pedro Almodovar, was awarded by jury member Will Smith, who won the award in her name received.
The 49-year-old Kidman was this year everywhere in Cannes, with four movies and a series in the official selection. Next in “The Beguilded” and “The killing of a sacred deer”, she played also in the second season of “Top of the Lake” and “How to Talk to Girls at ies”, both of which were shown during the festival.
Nicole Kidman won previously, including three Golden Globes, and received in 2003 an Oscar for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in “The Hours”.
The Golden Palm, the top prize of the festival went this year to the Swedish satire “The square” by Ruben Östlund.