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Americans bag top honours at Cannes

Last updated on: May 23, 2011 16:30 IST

Image: Kirsten Dunst
Photographs: REUTERS/Yves Herman

The 64th Cannes Film Festival that concluded this Sunday lived upto its prestigious and glossy reputation as celebs turned out in their finest and rubbed shoulders with cinematic greats from other countries.

Here's a look at this year's winners -- on the red carpet and off it too.

Best Actress- Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia)

Actress Kirsten Dunst, who stars in Lars Von Trier's apocalyptic film Melancholia, was awarded the Best Actress trophy for her role in the film.

Dunst chose a beautiful white Chanel Haute Couture dress from the Spring/Summer 2010 collection. She accessorized with Chanel jewels and vintage Valentino shoes.

 

Palme d'Or - The Tree of Life

Image: Bill Pohlad and Dede Gardner
Photographs: REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

The Brad Pitt-starrer won the topmost honour and the prize was recieved by the producers -- Bill Pohlad and Dede Gardner of the film as its camera shy director Terrence Mallick stayed away from most of the public events at Cannes.

Jury Prize - Maiwenn (Polisse)

Image: Maiwenn
Photographs: REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

French actress and filmmaker Miwanne bagged the jury prize for her film Polisse at the awards.

She was quite a sight in her red gown-like dress and clunky heels.

Best Actor- Jean Dujardin (The Artist)

Image: Jean Dujardin
Photographs: REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
Hailed as one of the most bankable French stars, Jean Dujardin picked up his trophy for the Best Actor for his sparking performance as a vain fallen Hollywood star, George Valentin, in Michel Hazanavicius's silent movie The Artist.

Melanie Laurent

Image: Melanie Laurent

French actress Melanie Laurent, who was a part of Inglourious Basterds' ensemble cast, was the Master of Ceremony for the event and hosted the opening as well as the closing ceremony.

She looked breathtaking in her nude-coloured gown as she walked down the stage.

Rosario Dawson

Image: Rosario Dawson
Photographs: REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
Hollywood hottie Rosario Dawson was a regular fixture too this year. She chose a blue shimmery dress for the ocassion and looked radiant.

Jane Fonda

Image: Jane Fonda
Photographs: REUTERS/Yves Herman
Jane Fonda, who flaunted her incredible slinky bod at the red carpet was present for the closing ceremony in this sparkly gown.

Claudia Schiffer

Image: Claudia Schiffer
Photographs: REUTERS/Yves Herman
Former supermodel Claudia Schiffer upped the glamour quotient at the closing ceremony as she appeared in a classic black evening gown, making her form even finer, some may say.

Gwen Stefani

Image: Gwen Stefani
Photographs: REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
Songstress Gwen Stefani has been a bit of a showstopper at the red carpet this year. And the last one was no different. She's quite the rocker we see her as in her songs.

Roberta Armani

Image: Roberta Armani
Photographs: REUTERS/Yves Herman

Actress Roberta Armani arrived for amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2011 event in Antibes in this blue gown textured as scales, or so it seems.

Keira Chaplin

Image: Keira Chaplin
Photographs: REUTERS/Yves Herman

And that would be Keira Chaplin, Charlie Chaplin's actress daughter. She arrived in this awesome white dress with a thigh-high slit.

A Chaplin girl and a sharp dresser to boot!

Uma Thurman

Image: Uma Thurman

Celebs could take a tip or two from this statuesque beauty. The spunky Uma Thurman packed a punch with every single appearance.

Here she oozes sex appeal despite being covered in a gorgeous hue of blue for the closing ceremony.