Natalie Portman will be the godmother of the Trophée Chopard awarded during the 76th Cannes Film Festival. Created in 2001, this distinction highlights the latest generation of international cinema by yearly rewarding the early career of a talented actress and actor, on the occasion of a prestigious dinner organised at the joint invitation of Iris Knobloch (President of the Festival), Thierry Frémaux (General Delegate of the Festival) and Caroline Scheufele (Chopard Co-President and Artistic Director
Since 2001, the Trophée Chopard has been annually awarded to an actress or actor at the start of their career. Through this prize created by Caroline Scheufele to promote the next generation of international cinema, the Maison reaffirms its unconditional love for the seventh art. From Marion Cotillard (Oscar for Best Actress in 2008) to Léa Seydoux (Palme d’Or in 2013), as well as Diane Kruger (Best Actress Award at Cannes in 2017), Niels Schneider (Best Male Newcomer Award at the Césars in 2017) as well as Florence Pugh and Jessie Buckley – who received Oscar nominations just a few months after winning the Trophée Chopard in 2019 and 2021 – laureates of this distinction have consistently confirmed the hopes placed in them.
The 2023 Trophée Chopard will be awarded on May 19th during the 76th Cannes Festival during a prestigious dinner dedicated to the theme of skills transmission, at the invitation of Iris Knobloch, Thierry Frémaux and Caroline Scheufele. The two laureates will be decided by the votes of the Académie du Trophée Chopard, composed of winners as well as godfathers and godmothers of previous editions.