Cannes: At Festival’s End What Does It All Mean For Oscar? Is There Another ‘Parasite’ Headed The Academy’s Way?

Cannes: At Festival’s End What Does It All Mean For Oscar? Is There Another ‘Parasite’ Headed The Academy’s Way?
It just may turn out to be that the one, maybe only, thing the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival may have in common with the Oscars is that it is most remembered for screwing up the presentation of the big winner.

As you recall, in 2017 Best Picture winners Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were handed the wrong envelope and Dunaway blurted out the name of what turned out to be the wrong winner, La La Land. A few moments later, a frazzled – and soon to be fired – accountant corrected that with the actual winner, Moonlight.

Tonight in Cannes, not understanding cues given to him in French by the evening’s host, Jury President Spike Lee really jumped the gun by announcing the Palme d’Or winner, Titane, first, rather than last. Quel Scandale! At least he got the name of the movie right. But the history making moment for director
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