Spike Lee accidentally reveals the Palme d'Or winner at Cannes Film Festival

Spike Lee accidentally reveals the Palme d'Or winner at Cannes Film Festival
Spike Lee accidentally reveals the Palme d'Or winner at Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival Jury President Spike Lee accidentally reveals the Palme d'Or winner BEFORE presenting any other awards in spectacular blunder The esteemed director, 64, misunderstood the host when she asked him to read 'which prize is the first prize' during Saturday's closing ceremony Following the unclear instructions, Spike instead revealed the winner of the festival's top prize, the Palme d'Or, before anything else  He announced the award had gone to Titane directed by Julia Ducournau  Spike was seen chatting with Julia after the mishap, and she warmly shook his hand and comforted him for making the high-profile mishap

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Spike Lee made a spectacular blunder when he revealed the winner of the Palme d'Or prize at the closing ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday. 

The esteemed director, 64, who led the festival's nine-member award jury this year, took to the stage to announce the award winners and misunderstood the host when she asked him to read 'which prize is the first prize'.

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Following the unclear instructions, Spike instead revealed the winner of the festival's top prize before anything else, announcing the prestigious award had gone to Titane directed by Julia Ducournau.

Oops! Cannes Film Festival Jury President Spike Lee accidentally revealed the Palme d'Or winner before presenting awards in spectacular blunder during Saturday's closing ceremony

Oops! Cannes Film Festival Jury President Spike Lee accidentally revealed the Palme d'Or winner before presenting awards in spectacular blunder during Saturday's closing ceremony

The award marks only the second time ever that a female director has won the top prize at the festival in its 74-year history.   

The horror film stars Vincent Lindon, Agathe Rousselle, Garance Marillier and Laïs Salameh, the former two joined Julia on stage.

Despite the mistake, Julia warmly shook Spike's hand as she comforted him for making the high-profile mishap when she accepted the award.  

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