Why Award Hopefuls Avoid Cannes

While the betting on who will win the Palme d’Or has only just begun, speculation about which Cannes Film Festival debuts could go all the way to the Academy Awards is also about to heat up. But in recent years, several Cannes bows that had prognosticators swooning failed to live up to big Oscar expectations, leaving producers and studios worrying that the festival can be a risky launching pad for awards hopefuls.

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