Rooney Mara, Emmanuelle Bercot share Cannes best actress award

2015-05-24 20:03
Rooney Mara

Cannes - In a surprise decision, the Cannes jury on Sunday split the best actress award between up-and-coming Hollywood star Rooney Mara and France's Emmanuelle Bercot, bypassing bookies' favourite Cate Blanchett.

Mara took the prize for her part in 1950s lesbian love story Carol starring Blanchett, while Bercot was awarded for her part in Mon roi (My King), in which a woman looks back on a destructive relationship with a deceitful but charming boyfriend.

The best actor award went to French character actor Vincent Lindon for his role in a tough drama about unemployment.

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