The Cannes 2024 Red Carpet: See Cate Blanchett, Selena Gomez, Sebastian Stan, and More

The Cannes Film Festival is many things: A prestigious platform for the best of world cinema, a massive industry event where film acquisitions get made, a testament to the French film industry’s classism and rampant sexual abuse. But more than anything, it’s one of the world’s greatest photo opps.

Sure, sure, everyone wants the Palme D’or. But even more people would kill to get seen on the iconic Cannes red carpet, and get their picture snapped by the hordes of press that camp on the Croisette. Some of the world’s most glamorous and beautiful celebrities can be seen on the steps outside the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès every year posing for the cameras, and while it’s not quite the fashion moment that the Met Gala is, it still offers a great opportunity for us pleebs to gawk at some particularly shiny stars in all of their finery.

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This year’s Cannes Festival kicked off with a particularly starry group of celebrities. Walking the red carpet during the premiere of the opening film “The Second Act” was the Quentin Dupieux film’s cast, which includes stars such as Léa Seydoux, Vincent Lindon, and Louis Garrel. Also in attendance was Meryl Streep, who received an Honorary Palme d’Or at the opening ceremony, as well as guests like Jane Fonda and Heidi Klum. Also there were the members of the Main Competition jury, which is headed by Greta Gerwig and consists of J.A. Bayona, Ebru Ceylan, Pierfrancesco Favino, Lily Gladstone, Eva Green, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Nadine Labaki, and Omar Sy. Plus, there was the Un Certain Regard jury, headed by director Xavier Dolan and featuring Maïmouna Doucouré, Asmae El Moudir, Vicky Krieps, and Todd McCarthy. Last but certainly not least there was beloved “Anatomy of a Fall” star Messi, who showed up to the ceremony after taking a break from his busy schedule of shooting a TV show set at the festival.

With the Cannes Film Festival currently underway, IndieWire is spotlighting some of the best red carpet moments from the festival. Read on for a gallery of photos from the 2024 Cannes red carpet, which will be regularly updated as the festival continues.

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