Antonio Banderas, 58, scoops award for Best Actor

Antonio Banderas has been honoured with the prestigious best actor award for his film Pain And Glory at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday evening.  

The actor, 58, and his glamorous girlfriend Nicole Kimpel appeared as loved-up as ever, as they attended The Specials premiere during the closing ceremony for the two-week long event on Saturday night. 

Antonio won the male acting prize for his role as a tortured filmmaker in Pedro Almodovar’s loosely biographical film – one of the films that had also been tipped for the top honour.  

Glitzy: Antonio Banderas and his glamorous girlfriend Nicole Kimpel appeared as loved-up as ever, as they attended The Specials premiere during the closing ceremony for the two-week long event on Saturday night

Glitzy: Antonio Banderas and his glamorous girlfriend Nicole Kimpel appeared as loved-up as ever, as they attended The Specials premiere during the closing ceremony for the two-week long event on Saturday night

Glitzy: Antonio Banderas and his glamorous girlfriend Nicole Kimpel appeared as loved-up as ever, as they attended The Specials premiere during the closing ceremony for the two-week long event on Saturday night

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At the event Nicole, 38, put on a dazzling display in a plunging semi-sheer black gown which was heavily adorned with diamante detailing all-over and showcased her ample assets. 

The blonde beauty’s stunning gown also featured a thigh-high leg slit, which showed off her enviably toned pins which also sported a sun-kissed glow.

Nicola added inches to her statuesque frame with a pair of strappy black heels which were tied around her ankles and featured a T bar section up the front.

She accessorised her look with a dainty silver necklace and a pair of delicate drop earrings, while clutching a sparkling grey clutch bag. 

Hot couple: Nicole, 38, put on a dazzling display in a plunging semi-sheer black gown which was heavily adorned with diamante detailing all-over and showcased her ample assets

Hot couple: Nicole, 38, put on a dazzling display in a plunging semi-sheer black gown which was heavily adorned with diamante detailing all-over and showcased her ample assets

Hot couple: Nicole, 38, put on a dazzling display in a plunging semi-sheer black gown which was heavily adorned with diamante detailing all-over and showcased her ample assets

Winner! Antonio won the male acting prize for his role as a tortured filmmaker in Pedro Almodovar's loosely biographical film - one of the films that had also been tipped for the top honour

Winner! Antonio won the male acting prize for his role as a tortured filmmaker in Pedro Almodovar's loosely biographical film - one of the films that had also been tipped for the top honour

Winner! Antonio won the male acting prize for his role as a tortured filmmaker in Pedro Almodovar's loosely biographical film - one of the films that had also been tipped for the top honour

Winner! Antonio won the male acting prize for his role as a tortured filmmaker in Pedro Almodovar's loosely biographical film - one of the films that had also been tipped for the top honour

Winner! Antonio won the male acting prize for his role as a tortured filmmaker in Pedro Almodovar’s loosely biographical film – one of the films that had also been tipped for the top honour

Glitzy: The couple stormed the red carpet looking madly in love as Nicole certainly sparkled for the cameras

Glitzy: The couple stormed the red carpet looking madly in love as Nicole certainly sparkled for the cameras

Glitzy: The couple stormed the red carpet looking madly in love as Nicole certainly sparkled for the cameras

Nicole wore her ombre tresses in a lightly tousled style, while sporting a sultry grey smokey-eye and lashings of liner with a nude pink lip gloss.

Antonio looked dapper in a smart navy suit, which he teamed with a crisp white shirt and a black tie along with a pair of shiny black dress shoes. 

Last week, Antonio and Nicole packed on the PDA at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of his new movie Pain And Glory. 

The duo put on a cosy display, posing for pictures and they later shared a tender smooch in front of onlookers.  

Dazzling: Nicole wore her ombre tresses in a lightly tousled style, while sporting a sultry grey smokey-eye and lashings of liner with a nude pink lip gloss

Dazzling: Nicole wore her ombre tresses in a lightly tousled style, while sporting a sultry grey smokey-eye and lashings of liner with a nude pink lip gloss

 Dazzling: Nicole wore her ombre tresses in a lightly tousled style, while sporting a sultry grey smokey-eye and lashings of liner with a nude pink lip gloss

Sensational: The duo put on a cosy display, posing for pictures and they later shared a tender smooch in front of onlookers

Sensational: The duo put on a cosy display, posing for pictures and they later shared a tender smooch in front of onlookers

Sensational: The duo put on a cosy display, posing for pictures and they later shared a tender smooch in front of onlookers

Blowing a kiss! The couple looked elated as they stormed the red carpet, while Antonio blew kisses to the crowd

Blowing a kiss! The couple looked elated as they stormed the red carpet, while Antonio blew kisses to the crowd

Blowing a kiss! The couple looked elated as they stormed the red carpet, while Antonio blew kisses to the crowd

Amazing: Antonio looked dapper in a smart navy suit, which he teamed with a crisp white shirt and a black tie along with a pair of shiny black dress shoes

Amazing: Antonio looked dapper in a smart navy suit, which he teamed with a crisp white shirt and a black tie along with a pair of shiny black dress shoes

Amazing: Antonio looked dapper in a smart navy suit, which he teamed with a crisp white shirt and a black tie along with a pair of shiny black dress shoes

Prestigious: Antonio looked pleased as he won the male acting prize for his role as a tortured filmmaker in Pedro Almodovar's loosely biographical film

Prestigious: Antonio looked pleased as he won the male acting prize for his role as a tortured filmmaker in Pedro Almodovar's loosely biographical film

Prestigious: Antonio looked pleased as he won the male acting prize for his role as a tortured filmmaker in Pedro Almodovar’s loosely biographical film

Incredible: Nicole looked sensational in the dress with a plunging neckline

Incredible: Nicole looked sensational in the dress with a plunging neckline

Incredible: Nicole looked sensational in the dress with a plunging neckline

Antonio and Nicole have been dating for four years after he split up with his then-wife of 19 years Melanie Griffiths. 

Pain and Glory is a Spanish film that follows a director Salvador Mallo, played by Banderas, in his decline as he reflects and revisits big moments and decisions in his life.

He stars opposite Penelope Cruz who plays Salvador’s mother in flashback scenes from his childhood in the 1960s.

The 2019 Cannes Film Festival is taking place at the iconic Palais des Festivals until May 25.

Actress Elle Fanning, French graphic novelist Enki Bilal and the Oscar-nominated director of The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos, will be among jury members during the annual event.

Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu will preside over the panel that decides on prizes, including the top Palme D’Or award. 

Loved-up: Last week, Antonio and Nicole packed on the PDA at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of his new movie Pain And Glory

Loved-up: Last week, Antonio and Nicole packed on the PDA at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of his new movie Pain And Glory

Loved-up: Last week, Antonio and Nicole packed on the PDA at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of his new movie Pain And Glory

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