Todd Haynes’ Carol has been named the winner of the 2015 Queer Palm prize at Cannes. The Queer Palm was instituted in 2010 by journalist Franck Finance-Madureira to honor films for their portrayal of LGBT themes, and is selected from among all the films nominated or screened at Cannes each year.
Queer Palm Winners
2010: Kaboom – dir. Gregg Araki
2011: Beauty – dir. Oliver Hermanus
2012: Laurence Anyways – dir. Xavier Dolan
2013: Stranger by the Lake – dir. Alain Guiraudie
2014: Pride – dir. Matthew Warchus
2015: Carol – dir. Todd Haynes