Cannes Winners Who Went on to the Oscars

10:30 AM 5/9/2016

by Annie Howard

The festival and its prestigious honors highlight international talent, but how often do the winners make it all the way through awards season to the Oscars? Look back at Palme d’Or winners' road to the Academy Awards.

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  • Rooney Mara

    Rooney Mara was honored with best actress at Cannes in 2015 for her role in Todd Haynes' Carol, and then was nominated for a supporting actress Oscar for the role.

  • Bruce Dern

    Bruce Dern was honored with best actor at Cannes in 2013, and then was nominated for an Oscar for lead actor for the role in Alexander Payne's Nebraska.

  • Amour

    Amour, written and directed by Michael Haneke (The White Ribbon, Funny Games) won the Palme d'Or, the highest honor at the Cannes Film Festival, in 2012 and went on to win the Oscar for best foreign film, in addition to earning an Oscar nomination for best picture.

  • The Tree of Life

    After winning the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 2011, Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life was honored with an Oscar nomination for best picture.

  • Jean Dujardin

    Jean Dujardin was honored with the best actor award at Cannes in 2011 for his role in Michel Hazanavicius's The Artist, and went on to win the Oscar for best actor for the role.

     

  • Javier Bardem

    Javier Bardem won best actor at Cannes in 2010 for his role in Biutiful, written and directed Alejandro G. Inarrritu (The Revenant, Birdman), and went on to earn a best actor Oscar nomination for the role.

  • Christoph Waltz

    Christoph Waltz was honored with best actor at Cannes in 2009, and then won the Oscar for best supporting actor for his role as a Nazi Colonel in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds.

  • The White Ribbon

    The White Ribbon, written and directed by Michael Haneke (Amour, Funny Games), won the Palme d'Or in 2009 and went on to score an Oscar nomination for best foreign film.

  • The Class

    The Class (Laurent Cantet), won the Palme d'Or in 2008, and then was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign film.

  • Penelope Cruz

    Penelope Cruz won best actress at Cannes in 2006 for her work in Pedro Almodovar's Volver, and went on to earn a best actress Oscar nomination for the role.

  • The Pianist

    The Pianist, directed by Roman Polanski, won the Palme d'Or in 2002, and then was nominated for an Oscar for best picture.

  • Secrets & Lies

    Secrets & Lies, directed by Mike Leigh (Mr. Turner), won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1996, and then was nominated for an Oscar for best picture.

  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction, written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, won the Palme d'Or in 1994, and then was nominated for best picture. Tarantino won the Oscar that year for best screenplay written directly for the screen for Pulp Fiction.

  • The Piano

    The Piano won the Palme d'Or in 1993 (tying with Farewell My Concubine) and went on to earn an Oscar nomination for best picture. Directed by Jane Champion, The Piano remains the only Palme d'Or recipient to be directed by a woman.

  • Holly Hunter

    Holly Hunter won best actress at Cannes in 1993 for her lead role in Jane Champion's The Piano, and then went on to win the best actress Oscar for the role.

  • Farewell My Concubine

    Farewell My Concubine, directed by Chen Kaige, won the Palme d'Or in 1993 (tying with Jane Champion's The Piano), and then went on to earn an Oscar nomination for best foreign film.

  • Gerard Depardieu

    Gerard Depardieu was honored with best actor at Cannes in 1990, and then was nominated for an Oscar for best actor for his title role in Cyrano de Bergerac.

  • Meryl Streep

    Meryl Streep was honored with best actress at Cannes in 1989 for A Cry in the Dark, directed by Fred Schepisi, and then was nominated for an Oscar for best actress.

  • Pelle the Conqueror

    Pelle the Conqueror, directed by Bille August, won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1987 before winning the Oscar for best foreign film.

  • Marcello Mastroianni

    Marcello Mastroianni was honored with best actor at Cannes in 1987 for Dark Eyes, directed by Nikita Mikhalkov, and then was nominated for an Oscar for best actor.

  • The Mission

    The Mission, directed by Roland Joffe, won the Palme d'Or in 1986, and then earned a best picture Oscar nomination.

  • Bob Hoskins

    Bob Hoskins was honored with best actor at Cannes in 1986 for Mona Lisa, directed by Neil Jordan, and then was nominated for an Oscar for best actor.

  • William Hurt

    William Hurt was honored with best actor at Cannes in 1985 for Kiss of the Spider Woman, directed by Hector Babenco, and then won the best actor Oscar for the role.

  • When Father Was Away on Business

    When Father Was Away on Business, directed by Emir Kusturica, won the Palme d'Or in 1985 and went on to earn an Oscar nomination for best foreign film.

  • Missing

    Missing, directed by Costa-Gavras, won the Palme d'Or in 1982, and then was nominated for an Oscar for best picture.

  • Jack Lemmon

    Jack Lemmon won best actor at Cannes in 1982 for Missing, directed by Costa-Gavras, and then was nominated for an Oscar for best actor.

  • Man of Iron

    Man of Iron, directed by Andrzej Wajda, won the Palme d'Or in 1981, and then was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign film.

  • Kagemusha

    Kagemusha, written and directed by Akira Kurosawa, won the Palme d'Or in 1980 and went on to earn an Oscar nomination for best foreign film.

  • The Tin Drum

    The Tin Drum, written and directed by Volker Schlondorff, won the Palme d'Or in 1979, and then won the Oscar for best foreign film.

  • Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, won the Palme d'Or in 1979, and then was nominated for an Oscar for best picture.

  • Jack Lemmon

    Jack Lemmon won best actor at Cannes in 1979 for his work in The China Syndrome, directed by James Bridges (Urban Cowboy), and then was nominated for an Oscar for best actor for the role.

  • Sally Field

    Sally Field won best actress at Cannes in 1979 for her lead role in Norma Rae, directed by Martin Ritt, and then went on to win the best actress Oscar for the role.

  • Jon Voight

    Jon Voight won best actor at Cannes in 1978 for his work in Coming Home, directed by Hal Ashby (The Last Detail), and then won a best actor Oscar for the role.

  • Jill Clayburgh

    Jill Clayburgh won best actress at Cannes in 1978 for her lead role in An Unmarried Woman, written and directed by Paul Mazursky, and then went on to earn an Oscar nomination for best actress for the role.

  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese, won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1976, and then was nominated for an Oscar for best picture.

  • The Conversation

    The Conversation, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1974, and then was nominated for an Oscar for best picture.

  • Jack Nicholson

    Jack Nicholson won best actor at Cannes in 1974 for his work in The Last Detail, directed by Hal Ashby (Coming Home), and then was nominated for an Oscar for best actor for the role.

  • Joanne Woodward

    Joanne Woodward won best actress at Cannes in 1973 for her lead role in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, directed by Paul Newman, and then went on to earn an Oscar nomination for best actress for the role.

  • MASH

    MASH, directed by Robert Altman, won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1970, and then was nominated for an Oscar for best picture.

  • Vanessa Redgrave

    Vanessa Redgrave won best actress at Cannes in 1969 for her role in Isadora, directed by Karel Reisz, and then went on to earn a nomination for an Oscar for best actress.

  • A Man and a Woman

    A Man and a Woman, directed by Claude Lelouch, won the Palme d'Or in 1966, and then won the Oscar for best foreign film.

  • Samantha Eggar

    Samantha Eggar won best actress at Cannes in 1965 for her role in The Collector, directed by William Wyler (Ben-Hur, Detective Story), and then went on to earn a nomination for an Oscar for best actress.

  • Anne Bancroft

    Anne Bancroft won best actress at Cannes in 1964 for her role in The Pumpkin Eater, directed by Jack Clayton (Room at the TopThe Great Gatsby), and then went on to earn a nomination for an Oscar for best actress.

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, written and directed by Jacques Demy, won the Palme d'Or in 1964, and then was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign film.

  • Richard Harris

    Richard Harris won best actor at Cannes in 1963 for his work in This Sporting Life, directed by Lindsay Anderson (If....), and then was nominated for an Oscar for best actor for the role.

  • Keeper of Promises

    Keeper of Promises (also known as The Given Word), directed by Anselmo Duarte, won the Palme d'Or in 1962, and then was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign film.

  • Katharine Hepburn

    Katharine Hepburn won best actress at Cannes in 1962 for her role in Long Day’s Journey into Night, directed by Sidney Lumet (Network), and then went on to earn a nomination for an Oscar for best actress.

  • Sophia Loren

    Sophia Loren won best actress at Cannes in 1961 for her lead role in Two Women, directed by Vittorio De Sica, and then went on to win the best actress Oscar for the role.

  • Black Orpheus

    Black Orpheus, directed by Marcel Camus, won the Palme d'Or in 1959, and then was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign film.

  • Simone Signoret

    Simone Signoret won best actress at Cannes in 1959 for her role in Room at the Top, directed by Jack Clayton (The Pumpkin Eater, The Great Gatsby), and then went on to win the best actress Oscar for the role.

  • Marty

    Marty, directed by Delbert Mann, was honored with the Palme d'Or in 1955 before winning the Oscar for best picture. It is the only film to win both a Palme d'Or and a best picture Oscar.

  • Spencer Tracy

    Spencer Tracy won best actor at Cannes in 1955 for his work in Bad Day at Black Rock, directed by John Sturges (The Magnificent Seven), and then was nominated for an Oscar for best actor for the role.

  • Shirley Booth

    Shirley Booth won best actress at Cannes in 1969 for her role in Come Back, Little Sheba, directed by Daniel Mann (BUtterfield 8), and then went on to win the best actress Oscar for the role.

  • Marlon Brando

    Marlon Brando won best actor at Cannes in 1952 for his work in Viva Zapata!, directed by Elia Kazan (On the Waterfront), and then was nominated for an Oscar for best actor for the role.

  • Lee Grant

    Lee Grant was honored with best actress at Cannes in 1952 for her role in Detective Story, directed by William Wyler (The Collector, Ben-Hur), and then was nominated for a supporting actress Oscar for the role.

  • Bette Davis

    Bette Davis won best actress at Cannes in 1951 for her role in All About Eve, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz (Cleopatra), and then went on to earn a nomination for an Oscar for best actress for the role.