Kit Steinkellner
May 29, 2017 8:45 am

A big congratulations is in order for the wonderful Diane Kruger, who just won the “Best Actress” award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for her role in the much-anticipated drama In The Fade.  Kruger, of course, has long been one of our favorite actresses, and we’re super thrilled to see her win such an acclaimed award.

In a field with such stiff competition, it’s got to be amazing to actually land that big win.

Just look at how excited Diane Kruger is with her trophy!

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Eep! She looks so surprised and excited, and like she’s having a full-on out of body experience. Girl, we get it. If we just won an award, this would pretty much be our faces, too.

Here she is, we assume a tiny bit later, having composed herself a smidge, and posing like the film festival royalty that she is.

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So what kind of magic did Diane Kruger work on screen to earn herself a Cannes “Best Actress” award?

Some pretty dark and intense magic, it sounds like. In The Fade is a German-language movie in which Kruger plays Katja, a Hamburg woman on a quest for justice after her Kurdish husband and son are murdered by a pair of Neo-Nazis.

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Variety praised Kruger’s “powerhouse performance” and the film’s “incontrovertible general appeal.”

However, the best review Kruger gets for her performance comes from a surprisingly sweet source. Her ex Joshua Jackson took to Instagram to sing her praises.

We’ll forgive Jackson his corny-as-heck pun because his sentiment is just so lovely and dear. We one-hundred percent echo this Insta! Congratulations, Ms. Kruger, we can’t wait to see your movie!

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