“Thank you very much. Sometimes my wife asks me a very feminine question: that is, am I happy. Well, let me say that at this moment in time, I am very happy. Much thanks also to Thierry Frémaux for including me in this prestigious competition; to my producers, for letting me do what I wanted; to the funding sources which financed the film, and to the children, who were an enormous gift to me. A thousand thanks!”Jacques Audiard‘s won the Grand Prix for “A Prophet.” The top two prizewinners – Haneke’s “The White Ribbon” and Audiard’s “A Prophet” had been predicted and largely well received during the festival. Christoph Waltz took the actor prize for his multilingual turn in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds.” Eighty-six-year-old French veteran Alain Resnais, in competition with “Wild Grass,” received a lifetime achievement award from the jury. Best Director: Brillante Mendoza – “Kinatay” (Philippines) Jury prize: “Fish Tank” (Andrea Arnold, U.K.) sharing with “Thirst” (Park Chan-wook, South Korea-U.S.) Best Actor: Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds” (U.S.-Germany) Best Actress: Charlotte Gainsbourg, “Antichrist” (Denmark-Germany-France-Sweden-Italy-Poland) Best Screenplay: Mei Feng, “Spring Fever” (Hong Kong-France) UN CERTAIN REGARD JURY AWARDS Main Prize: “Dogtooth” (Yorgos Lanthimos, Greece) Jury Prize: “Police, Adjective” (Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania) Special Prize: “No One Knows About Persian Cats” (Bahman Ghobadi, Iran), “Father of My Children” (Mia Hansen-Love, France) OTHER MAIN JURY AWARDS Camera d’Or: “Samson and Delilah” (Warwick Thornton) Special Mention: “Ajami” (Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani, Israel-Germany) Critics’ Week Grand Prix: “Farewell Gary” (Nassim Amamouche, France) CINEFONDATION First Cinéfondation Prize: “Bába” by Zuzana Kirchnerová-Špidlová (FAMU, Czech Republic) Second Cinéfondation Prize: “Goodbye” by Song Fang (Beijing Film Academy, China) Third Cinéfondation Prize (ex aequo) “Diploma” by Yaelle Kayam (The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School, Israel) “Nammae Ui Jip” (Don’t Step out of the House) directed by Jo Sung-hee (Korean Academy of Film Arts) UPDATE: Michael Haneke’s “The White Ribbon” won the Palme d’Or!