Dern, Bejo takes top acting honors at Cannes

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Actress Berenice Bejo poses for photographers as she arrives for the awards ceremony of the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 26, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
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CANNES, France (AP) — Bruce Dern has taken best actor and Berenice Bejo has landed best actress at the Cannes Film Festival.

The 76-year-old Dern stars in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" as an aging, alcoholic on a road trip with his son, played by Will Forte.

Bejo, the "Artist" actress, won for her performance in Asghar Farhadi's "The Past." She plays a single mother balancing an ex-husband and a fiance.

The awards were chosen by a nine-member jury headed by Steven Spielberg.

Said Spielberg: "We crossed the world through these films."

The 12-day Cannes Film Festival is drawing to a close Sunday night with an award ceremony before a screening of the South African drama "Zulu."

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