The Cannes Movie Pageant has an extended and distinguished monitor document of spotlighting landmark works within the historical past of cinema with its highest honor, the Palme d’or.
The pageant first gave out its highest honor in 1939, however the award hasn’t at all times been referred to as the Palme d’or, nor has it at all times been given to only one movie.
Initially, the award was dubbed the “Grand Prix du Pageant Internationale du Movie,” a mouthful of a moniker with rather less luster than “Palme d’or.”
Within the many years for the reason that award’s inception, Cannes has bounced forwards and backwards between the 2 designations. The highest award was referred to as the Palme d’or in 1955, when Delbert Mann’s Marty took the respect. Then, in 1964, it turned the Grand Prix once more earlier than lastly settling in because the Palme d’or, which has been its title for the previous 45 years.
Whereas the fest’s high award was first given out 84 years in the past, there should not a good 84 recipients. Some years, like 2020, the occasion was canceled, and so no high honor was handed out. The explanations for canceling the fest have assorted via the many years, from a pandemic (in 2020), to WWII (1940-1945), to the Could 68 motion (1968), to inside budgetary woes (1948 & 1950).
Different years, the jury’s votes led to a tie, leading to a couple of movie receiving the award. Nonetheless different years, the jury gave out the highest trophy in numerous classes, comparable to Disney’s Dumbo for Finest Animation Design in 1947. A number of high awards have been additionally handed out in 1946 — 11, to be actual — after the fest had been darkish throughout the battle.
Click on on the picture above for a chronological gallery of all 99 movies which have obtained Cannes’ highest honor.