Imagine if the annual Academy Awards show opened with the host accidentally revealing the evening’s Best Picture winner right at the start.
That’s basically what happened at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday. Spike Lee, the festival’s jury president for 2021, read from a card that revealed Titane as the winner of the Palme d’Or, the top prize at Cannes, before any of the other winners had been announced.
Canal+, one of the winning film’s participating production companies, quickly capitalized on the error with a tweet sharing the clipped moment. Lee’s exclamation of “English!” at the end of the clip suggests that language challenges may have played a role here. (Cannes, of course, is a French film festival.)
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