George Miller to serve as jury president at Cannes

Director George Miller attends InStyle and Warner Bros. 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.

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"Mad Max: Fury Road" director George Miller will lead the jury at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival and serve as president.

Miller and the jury will award the prestigious Palme d'Or award at the festival, which will take place from May 11 to May 22 in the South of France, reports Variety.

"What an unmitigated delight! To be there in the middle of this storied festival at the unveiling of cinematic treasures from all over the planet," said the Australian director in a statement. "To spend time in passionate discourse with fellow members of the jury. Such an honor. I'll be there with bells on!"

Miller has even more reasons to be in such a jovial mood: "Mad Max: Fury Road" has been nominated for 10 Oscars, including best director and best picture. Miller won an Oscar for best animated feature for "Happy Feet" in 2006, and received nominations for producing and writing 1995's "Babe" and for writing "Lorenzo's Oil" in 1992.

Last year, Joel and Ethan Coen served as presidents of the festival's jury; Steven Spielberg presided over the jury in 2013 and Jane Campion in 2014.

This won't be Miller's first time serving on the Cannes competition jury. He participated as a juror in 1988 and 1999.

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