8th Magritte Awards

The 8th Magritte Awards ceremony, presented by the Académie André Delvaux, honored the best films of 2017 in Belgium and took place on 3 February 2018 at the Square in the historic site of Mont des Arts, Brussels, beginning at 8:45 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, after RTBF took over broadcast rights from BeTV.[1] Actress Natacha Régnier presided the ceremony, while Fabrizio Rongione hosted the show for the third time.[2][3]

8th Magritte Awards
Official poster
Date3 February 2018 (2018-02-03)
Mont des Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Hosted byFabrizio Rongione
Produced byOlivier Auclair
Directed byVincent J. Gustin
Best FilmInsyriated
Most awardsInsyriated (6)
Most nominationsA Wedding (8)
Television coverage
NetworkLa Deux

The nominees for the 8th Magritte Awards were announced on 11 January 2018.[4] Films with the most nominations were A Wedding with eight, followed by This Is Our Land with seven and Insyriated with six. The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on February 3, 2018.[5] Insyriated won six awards, including Best Film and Best Director for Philippe Van Leeuw. Other multiple winners were A Wedding and Raw with two awards each.

Winners and nominees

Best Film

Best Director

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Most Promising Actor

  • Soufiane Chilah Blind Spot (Dode Hoek)
    • Mistral Guidotti Home
    • Baptiste Sornin Sonar
    • Arieh Worthalter Past Imperfect (Le Passé devant nous)

Most Promising Actress

Best Screenplay

Best First Feature Film

  • Don't Tell Her (Faut pas lui dire)
    • Even Lovers Get the Blues
    • Sonar
    • Spit 'n' Split
    • Staying in the Woods (Je suis resté dans les bois)

Best Flemish Film

Best Foreign Film in Coproduction

Best Cinematography

Best Production Design

  • Raw (Grave) Laurie Colson
    • Angel (Mon ange) Luc Noël
    • A Wedding (Noces) Catherine Cosme

Best Costume Design

Best Original Score

Best Sound

  • Insyriated Paul Heymans and Alek Gosse and Chadi Roukoz
    • A Wedding (Noces) Olivier Ronval and Michel Schillings
    • Sonar Félix Blume, Benoît Biral and Frédéric Meert

Best Editing

Best Live Action Short Film

  • With Thelma (Avec Thelma)
    • Kapitalistis
    • Little Hands (Les Petites Mains)
    • The Summer Movie (Le Film de l'été)

Best Animated Short Film

  • Le Lion et le Singe
    • 69 sec
    • The Unicorn (La Licorne)
    • The Wind in the Reeds (Le Vent dans les roseaux)

Best Documentary Film

  • Burning Out
    • The Belgian Road to Cannes (La Belge Histoire du festival de Cannes)
    • Children of Chance (Enfants du hasard)
    • Still Alive (Rester vivants)

Honorary Magritte Award

Films with multiple nominations and awards

See also


  1. Belga (July 19, 2017). "La RTBF va produire les Magritte du cinéma". L'Avenir (in French). Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  2. Bradfer, Fabienne (January 19, 2017). "Natacha Régnier, présidente de la 8e édition des Magritte du Cinéma". Le Soir. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  3. Lecocq, Jean-Jacques (December 15, 2017). "Fabrizio Rongione, maître des Magritte". Ciné Télé Revue (in French). Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  4. Huon, Julie (January 11, 2018). "Les Magritte, nouvelle ère". Le Soir (in French). Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  5. Belga (February 3, 2018). "Cérémonie des Magritte: Carton plein pour "Insyriated", élu meilleur film, qui remporte 6 distinctions". La Libre Belgique (in French). Retrieved February 4, 2018.
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