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Daryl McCormack and Naomi Ackie receive the Chopard Trophy at the Cannes Film Festival


Chopard has selected a few rising stars to honor at the Cannes Film Festival.

Naomi Ackie and Daryl McCormack will receive the luxury jeweler’s Trophée Chopard in a ceremony May 19 at Carlton Hotel’s Beach Club during the Cannes Film Festival. An official partner of the festival since 1998, Chopard takes an annual break from the glitz and glamor to shine a light on the next generation of the film industry. Past recipients have included Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux, Diane Kruger, Niels Schneider, Florence Pugh and Jessie Buckley.

Credit comes to Ackie and McCormack after they were lauded for their breakout roles: Ackie as late superstar Whitney Houston in the biopic I want to dance with someoneand McCormack for confronting Emma Thompson Good luck to you, Leo Grande. As previously announced, they will receive a trophy from Natalie Portman, who acts as godmother of the 22nd ceremony.

Ackie wrapped filming for Zoë Kravitz in her directorial debut Pussy Island alongside Channing Tatum, Adria Ajona, Christian Slater and Geena Davis. She also recently finished filming Oscar-winning Parasite director Bong Joon Ho’s next feature film, Mickey 17, alongside Toni Collette, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Pattinson and Steven Yeun. She next stars in Justin Kurzel’s Morning opposite Laura Dern, Benedict Cumberbatch and Noah Jupe.

McCormack, who studied at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, is next starring in the noir thriller The lesson opposite Richard E. Grant and Julie Delpy. He recently wrapped up filming the gothic thriller The woman in the wall opposite Ruth Wilson. His other credits include the series Bad sisters And Peaky Blinders.

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