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Who'll win? Cannes gears up for Palme d'Or prize night

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/28/2017
Actors John Doman, from left, Joaquin Phoenix, Alex Manette, director Lynne Ramsay and Ekaterina Samsonov pose for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film You Were Never Really Here at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press Actors John Doman, from left, Joaquin Phoenix, Alex Manette, director Lynne Ramsay and Ekaterina Samsonov pose for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film You Were Never Really Here at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival is gearing up to award its prestigious Palme d'Or at a glitzy award ceremony.

Director Lynne Ramsay, right, and actor Joaquin Phoenix pose for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film You Were Never Really Here at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press Director Lynne Ramsay, right, and actor Joaquin Phoenix pose for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film You Were Never Really Here at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

No single movie has emerged as the clear favorite among the 19 in competition for the coveted prize being awarded Sunday evening.

Actors John Doman, from left, Joaquin Phoenix, Alex Manette, director Lynne Ramsay and Ekaterina Samsonov pose for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film You Were Never Really Here at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press Actors John Doman, from left, Joaquin Phoenix, Alex Manette, director Lynne Ramsay and Ekaterina Samsonov pose for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film You Were Never Really Here at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar presided over the competition jury. Almodovar has made clear that he doesn't want the Palme d'Or, the festival's top prize, to go to a movie that isn't shown on big screens.

Actor Joaquin Phoenix poses for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film You Were Never Really Here at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press Actor Joaquin Phoenix poses for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film You Were Never Really Here at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

That could bode ill for Bong Joon-ho's "Okja" and Noah Baumbach's "The Meyerowitz Stories," the first Netflix releases ever selected to be in competition for the Palme d'Or.

Actress and jury member Uma Thurman poses for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film Based On A True Story at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press Actress and jury member Uma Thurman poses for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film Based On A True Story at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Regarded as cinema's most prestigious festival, Cannes is celebrating its 70th anniversary. Organizers have declared that next year, streaming-only films will not be accepted for the competition.

Actress Eva Green poses for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film Based On A True Story at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) © The Associated Press Actress Eva Green poses for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film Based On A True Story at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) Actors Adrien Brody, left, and Mathieu Amalric pose for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film Based On A True Story at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press Actors Adrien Brody, left, and Mathieu Amalric pose for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film Based On A True Story at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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