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Jane Fonda throws award at winning director at Cannes
Featured Image Credit: Twitter / @andzejkra

Jane Fonda throws award at winning director at Cannes

Jane Fonda presented the coveted Palme d’Or to Justine Triet on the final day of the Cannes Film Festival.

After Jane Fonda presented Justine Triet with the Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival, she made extra sure she got it... by throwing it at her.

The French filmmaker picked up the award on the final day of the event for her courtroom drama Anatomy Of A Fall.

The Palme d’Or happens the highest prize awarded at the festival and was introduced in 1955 by the festival’s organising committee.

And Anatomy Of A Fall is only the third film directed by a woman to win the top honour at the French festival.

The thriller stars Sandra Hüller as a writer trying to prove her innocence in her husband’s death.

It saw off tough competition from new films by acclaimed directors – including Wes Anderson, Todd Haynes and Karim Ainouz.

After veteran actor Fonda presented the award to Triet she made her acceptance speech - but ended up leaving the award behind.

As the director forgot to take her Palm d’Or award with her, the 85-year-old made sure she didn't leave it behind and launched it at her.

But because the award is simply a light scroll of paper, Triet hadn't noticed that it had been thrown at her.

All you can do is try right?

Thankfully, the epic moment was filmed on camera, and has now gone viral on socials.

Taking to Twitter, one viewer commented: "Gotta love Jane Fonda!"

"Damn good throw," added a second.

While a third also said: "Love being old...u can do whatever the f u want."

Jane Fonda presented the coveted Palme d’Or to Justine Triet on the final day of the Cannes Film Festival - before throwing it at her.
Twitter / @andzejkra

The ceremony also saw Harrison Ford received an honorary Palme d’Or ahead of the world debut screening of his new film Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny.

The 80-year-old, said he was 'deeply moved and humbled' to be honoured with the accolade.

Also, the audience gave the actor a five-minute standing ovation for the fifth film in the franchise.

Speaking to the crowd, the veteran said how touched he was by the recognition for his decades-long career.

"I’m very moved by this," Ford explained. "They say when you’re about to die, you see your life flash before your eyes, and I just saw my life flash before my eyes.

"A great part of my life, but not all of my life."

Indiana is returning one last time.
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He added: "My life has been enabled by my lovely wife, who has supported my passion and my dreams, and I’m grateful.”

Then addressing the audience, he said: "I love you, too. But I’ve got a movie you ought to see. It’s right behind me.

"So let me get out of the way, and thank you again for this great honour."

Once everyone got to see it, Ford choked up as he indicated this is goodbye to Indiana Jones.

The last instalment will come out in cinemas on 30 June.

Topics: Cannes Film Festival