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Sofia Coppola wins Best Director at Cannes 2017

The last woman to win Best Director at Cannes was Yuliya Solntseva in 1961 for The Story of the Flaming Years.  

Sofia Coppola won for The Beguiled. She was not able to attend the awards ceremony, but sent a speech which was read by director and Cannes jury member Maren Ade, in which she gave special thanks to writer/director Jane Campion for being a role model. 

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2017 Cannes Film Festival: Full Winners List (Updated Live)
The battle for the Palme d’Or comes to an end as Pedro Almodóvar’s jury announces the winners of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
By Zack Sharf

Palme d’Or: “The Square”

Grand Prix: “Beats Per Minute (BPM)”

Jury Prize: “Loveless”

Best Actress: Diane Kruger, “In the Fade”

Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, “You Were Never Really Here”

Best Director: Sofia Coppola, “The Beguiled”

Best Screenplay: “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” and “You Were Never Really Here” (tie)

Camera d’Or: “Jeune Femme/Montparnasse Bienvenue,” directed by Leonor Serraille

70th Anniversary Prize: Nicole Kidman

Short Film Palme d’Or: “Xiao Cheng Er Yue (A Gentle Night),” directed by Qiu Yang

Queer Palm (Feature): “BPM (Beats Per Minute),” Robin Campillo

Queer Palm (Short): “Islands,” Yann Gonzalez