Haneke's White Ribbon Wins Palme d'Or
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted May 24, 2009 2:40 PM CDT

(Newser) – Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon took the top prize at Cannes today, while Lars Von Triers’ controversial Antichrist was vindicated with a Best Actress award for Charlotte Gainsbourg, the AP reports. French film A Prophet won second place, with Fish Tank and Thirst tying for third. Christoph Waltz took Best Actor for his portrayal of a Nazi in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds.

The complete list of winners:

  • Palme d'Or: The White Ribbon, by Michael Haneke (Austria)
  • Grand Prize: A Prophet, by Jacques Audiard (France)
  • Jury Prize: Fish Tank, by Andrea Arnold (Britain) and Thirst, by Park Chan-wook (South Korea)
  • Special Prize: Alain Resnais
  • Best Director: Brillante Mendoza, Kinatay (The Philippines)
  • Best Actor: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds (United States)
  • Best Actress: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Antichrist (Denmark)
  • Best Screenplay: Feng Mei, Spring Fever (China)
  • Camera d'Or: Samson and Delilah, by Warwick Thornton (Australia)
  • Best short film: Arena, by Joao Salaviza (Portugal)