9th Magritte Awards
The 9th Magritte Awards ceremony, presented by the Académie André Delvaux, honored the best films of 2018 in Belgium and took place on 2 February 2019 at the Square in the historic site of Mont des Arts, Brussels, beginning at 8:00 p.m. CET. During the ceremony, the Académie André Delvaux presented Magritte Awards in 22 categories. The ceremony was televised in Belgium by La Deux. Directors Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier presided the ceremony, while comedian Alex Vizorek hosted the show for the first time.
|9th Magritte Awards|
|Date||2 February 2019|
Mont des Arts, Brussels, Belgium
|Hosted by||Alex Vizorek|
|Best Film||Our Struggles|
|Most awards||Our Struggles (5)|
|Most nominations||Above the Law and Girl (9)|
The nominees for the 9th Magritte Awards were announced on 11 January 2019. Films with the most nominations were Above the Law and Girl with nine, followed by Let the Corpses Tan with eight, and The Benefit of the Doubt and Our Struggles with seven. The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on 2 February 2019. Our Struggles won five awards, including Best Film and Best Director for Guillaume Senez. Other multiple winners were Girl with four awards and Let the Corpses Tan with two.
Winners and nomineesEdit
- Our Struggles (Nos batailles)
- Guillaume Senez – Our Struggles (Nos batailles)
- Victor Polster – Girl
- Lubna Azabal – Above the Law (Tueurs)
Best Supporting ActorEdit
- Arieh Worthalter – Girl
Best Supporting ActressEdit
- Lucie Debay – Our Struggles (Nos batailles)
Most Promising ActorEdit
- Thomas Mustin – The Royal Exchange (L'Échange des princesses)
Most Promising ActressEdit
- Lena Girard Voss – Our Struggles (Nos batailles)
- Girl – Lukas Dhont and Angelo Tijssens
Best First Feature FilmEdit
- Bitter Flowers
Best Flemish FilmEdit
Best Foreign Film in CoproductionEdit
- Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres) – Manuel Dacosse
Best Production DesignEdit
- Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres) – Alina Santos
Best Costume DesignEdit
- Bye Bye Germany (Es war einmal in Deutschland...) – Nathalie Leborgne
Best Original ScoreEdit
- When Arabs Danced – Simon Fransquet
- Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres) – Yves Bemelmans, Dan Bruylandt, Olivier Thys, Benoit Biral
- Our Struggles (Nos batailles) – Julie Brenta
Best Live Action Short FilmEdit
- Icarus (Icare) – Nicolas Boucart
- Calamity – Séverine De Streyker and Maxime Feyers
- Castle to Castle (D'un château l'autre) – Emmanuel Marre
- A Sister (Une Soeur) – Delphine Girard
Best Animated Short FilmEdit
- The Proposal (La Bague au doigt) – Gerlando Infuso
- Carnal Symbiosis (Simbiosis Carnal) – Rocío Álvarez
- The Horn Quartet (Le Quatuor à cornes) – Arnaud Demuynck and Benjamin Bottela
- Not Today – Marine Jacob
Best Documentary FilmEdit
- So Help Me God (Ni juge, ni soumise) – Jean Libon
- Cowboys and Indians: the Cinema of Patar and Aubier (Des Cowboys et des Indiens, le cinéma de Patar et Aubier) – Fabrice du Welz
- Holy Tour (La Grand-Messe) – Valéry Rosier and Méryl Fortunat-Rossi
- Manu – Emmanuelle Bonmariage
- Mitra – Jorge León
Honorary Magritte AwardEdit
Films with multiple nominations and awardsEdit
The following nine films received multiple nominations.
The following three films received multiple awards.
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