Attendance was down, but the final night showed that more than ever the industry is looking to innovators in every realm to make a statement about where brand creativity should be going. Photographer Klaus Lucka turned his camera to the stage and the evening's festivities of the quietest, but also perhaps most statement-making Cannes in years.
Outside the Palais, breakdancers give a tribute to Michael Jackson.
BBDO Chairman and CCO David Lubars, the Cannes Film and Press Jury President
JWT, New York takes Film Gold for MTV "Choose or Lose"
Viagra and Taxi--match made in Gold Lion heaven
No viagra needed for these Integrated Lion winners from TBWA Hunt Lascaris, agency behind The Zimbabwean trillion dollar bill campaign
Had they kissed before this? That's what Cannes goers were wondering.
Hey, I know you. Titanium and Integrated Jury President David Droga presents the big kitty to one of his own, Droga5 ECD Ted Royer for the agency's Titanium-winning Great Schlep campaign
Droga5's Isaac Silverglate and Jeff Anderson schlep onto the stage to join the rest of the gang
Droga presents a Titanium Lion to Crispin's Jeff Benjamin and Matt Bonin for Whopper Sacrifice
Sacrifice friends, earn burger. . . and Lion!
BBH Oasis Titanium Lion Winners CDs Calle and Pelle Sjonell and senior producer Julian Katz
The Obama Presidential Campaign, from GMMB and led by client David Plouffe takes both Titanium and Integrated Grand Prix
DDB Brasil honcho Sergio Valente goes onstage to claim the Agency of the Year honors
Valente is of course then joined by his posse at DDB Brasil
And the network of the year goes to. . .BBDO!
David Droga gets some much deserved rest.
Another scene from the gala.
A delegate dons an elegant tat.
It wouldn't be Cannes without the fireworks.
. . .or the Leopard Ladies.