Spike Lee has apologized for “messing up” the 2021 Cannes Film Festival awards ceremony by announcing the Palme d’Or winner early.
da 5 blood Director, who heads this year’s jury, accidentally reveals Titanium Last night (July 17) instead of ending in the middle of the ceremony as the winner of the festival’s top prize.
He said in the press conference [via Deadline] that he was “very typical of talking to the people of Cannes and telling them that I apologize” but that he told her to “forget about it”.
“I have no excuse. I messed up. I’m a big fan of the game. It’s like the guy in the foul line at the end of the game, he misses a free throw, or a guy misses a kick.” , so there is no apology,” he said.
Later in the ceremony, Lee apologized for the mistake before announcing the winner at the appropriate time. “In my 63 years of life, I have learned that people get a second chance. So this is my second chance. I apologize for messing up,” he said. “It took a lot of suspense at night.”
Fellow juror, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, said her gaffe was like “an injection of humanity in the middle of the ceremony”.
Here’s the wild clip of Spike Lee accidentally announcing the Palme d’Or winner at the start of the finale pic.twitter.com/l7kD1AP57A
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) July 17, 2021
Titanium, a violent psycho-drama by French director Julia Ducournau, took home the festival’s top prize. Thriller’s victory made DuCournau the second female director to win the top prize at Cannes, following Jane Campion’s win for The Piano in 1993.
Elsewhere, Leos Carrax wins Best Director for Director Annette, starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard and whose screenplay and music were written by the band Sparks.
X-Men: First Class Star Caleb Landry Jones wins Best Actor for his role in nitram, while Norwegian actress Renate Reinsve won Best Actress. the worst person in the world.
Earlier this year at Cannes, Spike Lee hit out at populist politicians, saying he believes “this world is run by gangsters” in a fiery speech.