Saturday, February 4, 2012

2012 Magritte du cinéma (Belgian Film Awards) - winners

Belgium's L'Académie André Delvaux held the ceremony for their 2nd Annual Magritte du Cinéma Awards tonight in the Grand Salle du Square of Brussels to honour French-language Belgian cinema.

Bouli Lanners' Les géants (The Giants) came out on top with five awards. They included the top prizes of Best Flim and Best Director for Lanners as well as Best Supporting Actress (Gwen Berrou), Cinematography and Original Music. It had led with twelve nominations.

In second place with four awards was Michaël R. Roskam's Tête de boeuf - Rundskop (Bullhead). It won for Best Flemish Film in Co-Production, Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Matthias Schoenaerts) and Editor. It is a nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Annual Academy Awards.

The winner for Best Actress was Lubna Azabal for her role in the Canadian film Incendies. It was a nominee at last year's Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.

La fée (The Fairy) picked up two awards in the categories of Best Sound and Best Costumes. The only award for Le gamin au vélo (The Kid With A Bike) by the Dardenne brothers was Best New Actor which went to Thomas Doret.


Complete list of winners for the 2nd Annual Magritte du Cinéma Awards

Best Film
Les géants (The Giants), Bouli Lanners (Versus production)

Best Director
Les géants (The Giants), Bouli Lanners

Best Flemish Film in Co-Production
Tête de boeuf - Rundskop (Bullhead)

Best Foreign Film in Co-Production
Les émotifs anonymes (Romantics Anonymous)

Best Screenplay, Original or Adapted
Tête de boeuf - Rundskop (Bullhead), Michael R. Roskam

Best Actress
Incendies*, Lubna Azabal

Best Actor
Tête de boeuf - Rundskop (Bullhead), Matthias Schoenaerts

Best Supporting Actress
Les géants (The Giants), Gwen Berrou

Best Supporting Actor
Potiche, Jérémie Renier

Best New Actress
Elle ne pleure pas, elle chante (She Is Not Crying, She Is Singing), Erika Sainte

Best New Actor
Le gamin au vélo (The Kid With A Bike), Thomas Doret

Best Cinematography
Les géants (The Giants), Jean-Paul De Zaeytijd

Best Sound
La fée (The Fairy), Fred Meert, Hélène Lamy-au-Rousseau, Emmanuel de Boissieu

Best Art Direction
Quartier lointain (A Distant Neighbourhood), Véronique Sacrez

Best Costumes
La fée (The Fairy), Claire Dubien

Best Original Music
Les géants (The Giants), Bram Van Parys

Best Editor
Tête de boeuf - Rundskop (Bullhead), Alain Dessauvage

Best Short Film
Dimanches, Valéry Rosier

Best Documentary
LoveMEATender, Manu Coeman

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