ICS has Mommy issues

It was another heated afternoon at the ICS headquarters on the Croisette (well, 15 minutes off the Croisette actually), because it was decision time: who would win the coveted ICS Awards in the seven categories that are available to the Cannes jury, and thus the ICS jury as well.

This year, our jury was made up of as many members as the ‘real’ one. The members that voted were: Cédric Succivalli, David Acacia, Aldo Álvareztostado, Marc van de Klashorst, Eren Odabaşı, Guy Lodge, Jon Frosch, Eric Lavallée, and David Honnorat.

So without further ado, these are the 2014 winners of the Cannes ICS Awards:

Palme d’Or: Mommy, by Xavier Dolan

Grand Prix: Deux jours, une nuit, by Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne

Prix du Jury: Le meraviglie, by Alice Rohrwacher

Best Director: Bertrand Bonello for Saint Laurent

Best Actor: Channing Tatum for Foxcatcher

Best Actress (tie): Juliette Binoche for Sils Maria / Julianne Moore for Maps To The Stars

Best Screenplay: Sils Maria, by Olivier Assayas

It should be noted that Mommy was in the hunt for a number of categories. In fact, had it not been for the rule that the Palme d’Or cannot win in any other category, Xavier Dolan would also have clearly won Best Director. Furthermore, Marion Cotillard faced a similar issue for Deux jours, une nuit, and Gaspard Ulliel for Saint Laurent, both of whom would have won their respective categories. 

The only category that was decided in one round of voting was Best Screenplay, in which Sils Maria took seven out of nine first place votes.

The ICS jury decided to not award a special jury prize this year.