On Sunday night, the jury of the 64th Cannes Film Festival has finally picked their most prestigious Palme d'Or winner. And the honor goes to Terrence Malick's highly-anticipated epic meditation on childhood and cosmos, THE TREE OF LIFE.
Producer Bill Pohlad accepted the Palme d'Or in the absence of Terrence Malick during the Sunday's closing ceremony. Pohlad has stated that the director "remains notoriously shy."
Here's what Pohlad has to say about winning the award.
"'Tree of Life' was a long road. About a year ago this time, it seemed even longer. But coming here and having this happen and getting this award tonight has obviously made it all worthwhile."
In the meantime, here are the complete list of winners for the 64th Cannes Film Festival below.
Palme d'Or: "The Tree of Life" (Terrence Malick, U.S.)
Grand Prix (tie): ''Once Upon a Time in Anatolia'' (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey) and ''The Kid With a Bike'' (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, France)
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn (''Drive,'' U.S.)
Jury prize: ''Polisse'' (Maiwenn, France)
Actor: Jean Dujardin ("The Artist," France)
Actress: Kirsten Dunst ("Melancholia," Denmark-Sweden-France-Germany)
Screenplay: Joseph Cedar ("Footnote," Israel)
UN CERTAIN REGARD JURY AWARDS
Main prize (tie): "Arirang" (Kim Ki-duk, South Korea) and "Stopped on Track" (Andreas Dresen, Germany)
Special jury prize: "Elena" (Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia)
Directing prize: Mohammad Rasoulof ("Goodbye,'' Iran)
OTHER MAIN JURY AWARDS
Camera d'Or: "Las acacias" (Pablo Giorgelli, Argentina-Spain)
Critics' Week Grand Prix: "Take Shelter" (Jeff Nichols, U.S.)
SHORT FILMS JURY PRIZES
Palme d'Or: "Cross" (Maryna Vroda)
Jury prize: "Swimsuit 46" (Wannes Destoop)
Competition: "Le Havre" (Aki Kaurismaki, Finland-France)
Un Certain Regard: "The Minister" (Pierre Schoeller, France)
Directors' Fortnight: "Take Shelter" (Jeff Nichols, U.S.)
First Prize: "Der Brief" (Doroteya Droumeva)
Second Prize: "Drari" (Kamal Lazraq)
Third Prize: "Fly by Night" (Son Tae-gyum)
ECUMENICAL PRIZE: "This Must Be the Place" (Paolo Sorrentino, Italy-France-Ireland)
PRIX VULCAIN TECHNICAL AWARDS
Winner: Jose Luis Alcaine ("The Skin I Live In," Spain)
Special mention: Joe Bini and Paul Davies ("We Need to Talk About Kevin," U.K.-U.S.)