Nicole Kidman and Ang Lee join starry Cannes jury

FILE - This May 24, 2012 file photo shows actress Nicole Kidman poses during a photo call for "The Paperboy" at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. Kidman is being honored by the New York Film Festival in a gala tribute. The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced Tuesday, Aug. 21, that Kidman will be celebrated at the 50th-annual New York Film Festival. The festival will also honor its longtime director Richard Pena in a second gala. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, file)
April 24, 2013 7:56:16 AM PDT
The Cannes Film Festival announced its most Hollywood-heavy jury lineup in years Wednesday, with a list that includes Oscar winners Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz and Ang Lee.

Hollywood veteran Steven Spielberg will lead 2013's jury that will also include Romanian director Cristian Mungiu, who won the festival's prize for best screenplay in 2012 for "Beyond The Hills"; French actor Daniel Auteuil; Indian actress Vidya Balan; Scottish director Lynne Ramsay; and Japanese director Naomi Kawase.

They'll decide which of the 19 films in competition will win the coveted Palme d'Or award, the French Riviera festival's top accolade. The prize will be awarded on May 26.


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