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Sunday, February 07, 2016

6th Les Magritte du Cinéma Awards Winners


Last night Belgian francophone cinema was honored with the top award and is no surprise when we find Jaco Van Dormael's The Brand New Testatment as the top winner of the night, film had the most nominations and was Belgium's submission to Oscar that made it to the shortlist of 9 but got no nomination.

The 2016 Honorary Magritte went to Vincent Lindon, and notable is Alleluia winning many tech awards but no top awards. Perhaps the most emotional moment was the homage to extraordinary Chantal Akerman that lives in her magnificent film legacy.



Winners list is not yet at the official site but soon will be here; to check winners in other categories go Cinevox here.  Winners are in *BLUE.

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Today the Académie André Delvaux announced the nominations for the sixth edition of the awards that honor Belgian francophone cinema and there are six (6) films dominating the nominations.

The Brand New Testament leads the pack with ten (10) nominations which is expected as film is Belgium submission to 2016 Oscars foreign-language film, film made it to the shortlist of 9 and next Thursday we will learn if gets an Oscar nomination.

Jaco van Doramel's film is followed by All Cats Are Grey with nine (9) and Alleluia with eight (8) -but five (5) are tech noms-. Then with seven (7) I'm Dead But I Have Friends followed by Préjudice with six (6) and Melody with four (4). All other films have only one (1) nomination.

Perhaps the biggest snub is the omission of Cécile De France in La Belle Saison (Summertine) by Catherine Corsini but I hope she makes it to the César. Remarkable is that none of the Best Actress nominees is in one of the five films with Best Film nomination with only one film being 100% Belgian production, one is a French film and two are France and Belgian co-productions. So obviously de France snub does not come from production country, film has already been released in Belgium and yes, is in the published list of eligible films. Sigh.

Best Film
Je suis mort mais j'ai des amis (I'm Dead But I Have Friends), Guillaume Malandrin and Stéphane Malandrin
*Le tout nouveau testament (The Brand New Testament), Jaco Van Dormael
Melody, Bernard Bellefroid
Préjudice, Antoine Cuypers
Tous les chats sont gris (All Cats Are Grey), Savina Dellicour

Best First Film
L'année prochaine (Next Year), Vania Leturcq
Préjudice, Antoine Cuypers
*Tous les chats sont gris (All Cats Are Grey), Savina Dellicour

Best Flemish Film
Brabançonne, Vincent Bal
Cafard, Jan Bultheel
*D'Ardennen (The Ardennes), Robin Pront
Waste Land, Pieter Van Hees

Best Foreign Film in Co-Production
*La famille Bélier, Eric Lartigau
Song of the Sea, Tomm Moore
Marguerite, Xavier Giannoli
Ni le ciel ni la terre (The Wakhan Front), Clément Cogitore

Best Director
Fabrice Du Welz for Alléluia
*Jaco Van dormael for Le tout nouveau testament (The Brand New Testament)
Savina Dellicour for Tous les chats sont gris (All Cats Are Grey)

Best Actress
Christelle Cornil in Jacques a vu
Yolande Moreau in Le voyage en Chine (Journey through China)
Annie Cordy in Les souvenirs (Memories)
*Veerle Baetens in Un début prometteur

Best Supporting Actress
Helena Noguerra in Alléluia
Yolande Moreau in Le tout nouveau testament (The Brand New Testament),
*Anne Coesens in Tous les chats sont gris (All Cats Are Grey)
Babetida Sadjo in Waste Land

Best Female Newcomer
Stéphanie Van Vyve in Être
Pili Groyne in Le tout nouveau testament (The Brand New Testament)
*Lucie Debay in Melody
Manon Capelle in Tous les chats sont gris (All Cats Are Grey)

Best Actor
*Wim Willaert in Je suis mort mais j'ai des amis (I'm Dead But I Have Friends)
François Damiens in La famille Bélier
Jérémie Renier in Ni le ciel ni la terre (The Wakhan Front)
Bouli Lanners in Tous les chats sont gris (All Cats Are Grey)

Best Supporting Actor
Marc Zinga in Dheepan
*Laurent Capelluto in L’enquête (The Cleastream Affair)
David Murgia in Le tout nouveau testament (The Brand New Testament)
Arno Hintjens in Préjudice

Best Male Newcomer
David Thielemans in Bouboule (Chubby)
*Benjamin Ramon in Être
Romain Gelin in Le tout nouveau testament (The Brand New Testament)
Arthur Bols in Préjudice

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted)
Fabrice Du Welz and Vincent Tavier for Alléluia
Guillaume Malandrin and Stéphane Malandrin for Je suis mort mais j'ai des amis (I'm Dead But I Have Friends)
*Thomas Gunzig and Jaco Van Dormael for Le tout nouveau testament (The Brand New Testament)
Antoine Cuypers and Antoine Wauters for Préjudice

To check nominees in all categories and/or to read info about each film go official site here, available only in French. Awards ceremony will be on February 6th and will be broadcast by Be TV; like last edition, host will be Charlie Dupont and the Awards ceremony president is Marie Gillain.

The most interesting thing from list is me recalling Melody as a film that have to see and haven't seen yet.



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