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.[1] 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.[2][3]

9th Magritte Awards
Official poster
Date2 February 2019 (2019-02-02)
Mont des Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Hosted byAlex Vizorek
Best FilmOur Struggles
Most awardsOur Struggles (5)
Most nominationsAbove the Law and Girl (9)
Television coverage
NetworkLa Deux

The nominees for the 9th Magritte Awards were announced on 11 January 2019.[4] 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.[5] 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 nominees

Best Film

Best Director

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Most Promising Actor

Most Promising Actress

Best Screenplay

Best First Feature Film

Best Flemish Film

  • Girl
    • Angel (Un Ange)
    • Don't Shoot (Niet Schieten)
    • Gangsta (Patser)

Best Foreign Film in Coproduction

Best Cinematography

Best Production Design

Best Costume Design

Best Original Score

Best Sound

  • Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres) Yves Bemelmans, Dan Bruylandt, Olivier Thys, Benoit Biral
    • Above the Law (Tueurs) Marc Engels, Thomas Gauder, Ingrid Simon
    • Girl Yanna Soentjens

Best Editing

Best Live Action Short Film

  • 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 Film

  • 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 Film

  • 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 Award

Films with multiple nominations and awards

See also


  1. Roxborough, Scott (14 January 2019). "'Girl,' 'Above the Law' Lead Belgium Film Award Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  2. Laurent, Laurent (18 January 2019). "Magritte du cinéma: Patar et Aubier présidents!". La Dernière Heure (in French). Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  3. Lecocq, Jean-Jacques (24 August 2018). "Maître Alex Vizorek aux Magritte". Ciné Télé Revue (in French). Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  4. Heyrendt, Hubert (11 January 2019). "Les nommés aux Magritte 2019 sont connus". La Libre Belgique (in French). Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  5. Richford, Richford (2 February 2019). "Belgium's Magritte Awards: 'Our Struggles' Takes Top Prize". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
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