7th Magritte Awards

The 7th Magritte Awards ceremony, presented by the Académie André Delvaux, honored the best films of 2016 in Belgium and took place on 4 February 2017 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 BeTV.[1] Actress Virginie Efira presided the ceremony, while Anne-Pascale Clairembourg hosted the show for the first time.[2][3]

7th Magritte Awards
Official poster
Date4 February 2017 (2017-02-04)
Mont des Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Hosted byAnne-Pascale Clairembourg
Produced byJosé Bouquiaux
Directed byVincent J. Gustin
Best FilmThe First, the Last
Most awardsThe First, the Last (5)
Most nominationsThe First, the Last and Keeper (8)
Television coverage

The nominees for the 7th Magritte Awards were announced on January 10, 2017.[4] Films with the most nominations were The First, the Last and Keeper with eight, followed by Death by Death and Parasol with seven. The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on February 4, 2017.[5] The First, the Last won five awards, including Best Film and Best Director for Bouli Lanners. Other multiple winners were Keeper with three awards, and Death by Death, Parasol, and The Red Turtle with two.

Winners and nominees

Best Film

Best Director

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Most Promising Actor

  • Yoann Blanc Man Overboard (Un homme à la mer)
    • Lazare Gousseau Baden Baden
    • Martin Nissen Welcome Home
    • Pierre Olivier Nous quatre

Most Promising Actress

Best Screenplay

Best First Feature Film

Best Flemish Film

Best Foreign Film in Coproduction

Best Cinematography

Best Production Design

Best Costume Design

Best Original Score

  • Parasol Cyrille de Haes and Manuel Roland
    • Black Hannes De Maeyer
    • Rising Voices (Le Chant des hommes) Catherine Graindorge

Best Sound

  • The Red Turtle (La Tortue rouge) Nils Fauth and Peter Soldan
    • Death by Death (Je me tue à le dire) Arnaud Calvar, Julien Mizac, and Philippe Charbonnel
    • Keeper Virginie Messiaen and Franco Piscopo

Best Editing

Best Live Action Short Film

  • The Plumber (Le Plombier)
    • Lovers (Les Amoureuses)
    • Snatched (A l'arraché)

Best Animated Short Film

  • Pornography
    • Summer (Estate)
    • Totems

Best Documentary Film

  • Into Battle (En bataille)
    • Abandoned Land (La Terre abandonnée)
    • Intégration Inch'Allah

Honorary Magritte Award

Films with multiple nominations and awards

See also


  1. "Magritte du Cinéma 2017". Ciné Télé Revue (in French). November 26, 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-11-29. Retrieved November 28, 2016.
  2. "Virginie Efira présidera la 7e Cérémonie des Magritte du Cinéma" (in French). RTBF. November 25, 2016. Retrieved November 28, 2016.
  3. "Magritte du Cinéma 2017: la comédienne Anne-Pascale Clairembourg, maîtresse de cérémonie" (in French). RTBF. December 13, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  4. "Magritte du Cinéma: "Les premiers les derniers" et "Keeper" sont favoris". La Libre Belgique (in French). 10 January 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  5. "Les Magritte du cinéma 2017: le palmarès". Cinevox (in French). February 4, 2017. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
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