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Isabelle Huppert

Adam Sandler, Robert Pattinson lead Oscar contenders out of Cannes

Adam Sandler, Robert Pattinson lead Oscar contenders out of Cannes

It's a long way from May in France to February in Los Angeles, but the Cannes Film Festival has often been a breeding ground for Academy Awards campaigns.

The Oscars aren't much on the minds of the filmmakers or attendees in Cannes; the festival is its own achievement, with nearly as much spectacle and prestige as the Academy Awards. Oscar potential, though, is often born in Cannes, and some early handshaking with the Hollywood Foreign Press, which puts on the Golden Globes, is sometimes sneaked into busy schedules.

Not since 2011's "The Artist" has a Cannes Palme d'Or winner gone on to win best picture. And, if anything, the fall gauntlet of festivals — Telluride,...

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