Tom Cruise awarded honorary Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival

Tom Cruise was showered with a number of standing ovations at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday

The “Top Gun: Maverick” star was moved to tears by the accolade

the most prestigious award at the iconic annual film festival.

Cannes officials pulled out all the stops to fete the 59-year-old actor

Paying tribute to Cruise with a red-carpet premiere featuring a flyby of jets trailing smoke in the colors of the French flag.

The festival’s president, Pierre Lescure, handed Cruise the award

Given to only 15 people in the past jjust moments before the screening began

Cruise also credited his collaborators at Paramount for his latest onscreen venture in the “Top Gun” sequel.

The Palme d’Or is the highest prize awarded at the annual festival after it was introduced in 1955.

The Palme d’Or is the highest prize awarded at the annual festival after it was introduced in 1955.