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Shrek Loses Top Cannes Award

(May 20, 2001 - by Cannes ended on Sunday with the movie The Son's Room taking the coveted "Palme d'Or" (also referred to as the Golden Palm Award), the highest honor given out at Cannes. Shrek was thought to have an outside chance of winning the award, particularly after it received a 10 minute standing ovation after its Cannes showing. Shrek wasn't eligible for the majority of other awards (i.e. Best Actress) because it is animated. Therefore it comes home with a lot of positive buzz, but no awards.

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