There's often much talk about the Cannes Film Festival being somewhat irrelevant to the "real world" film business, and understandably so, given the festival's focus on film as a form of artistic expression rather than a way to fill box office coffers. However, when looking at Oscar nominations, Cannes Film Festival movies have been doing quite well over the last few years in terms of nominations and even Oscar wins (remember "The Artist"? - first shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011 before going on to win the Oscar for best picture in 2012).
So how are Cannes Film Festival 2012 films doing at the 2013 Oscar nominations? Quite well, looking at the offical list of Oscar nominees.
This years best picture award nominees include no less than two Cannes Film Festival 2012 movies - golden palm winner "Amour" and golden camera winner "Beasts of the Southern Wild".
Best Actress nominees also include two nominations for Cannes Film Festival films (and incidentally, the same as nominated for best picture: Emmanuelle Riva for "Amour" and Quvenzhané Wallis for "Beasts of the Southern Wild".
So the 2013 Oscar's look promising for Cannes Film Festival 2012 "veterans" - check for yourselves in the trailers below.