Magritte Award for Best Actor

The Magritte Award for Best Actor (French: Magritte du meilleur acteur) is an award presented annually by the Académie André Delvaux. It is given in honor of an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role while working within the film industry. It is one of the Magritte Awards, which were established to recognize excellence in Belgian cinematic achievements.[1]

Magritte Award for Best Actor
Presented byAcadémie André Delvaux
First awarded2011
Currently held byVictor Polster, Girl (2018)

The 1st Magritte Awards ceremony was held in 2011 with Jonathan Zaccaï receiving the award for his role in Private Lessons.[2] As of the 2019 ceremony, Victor Polster is the most recent winner in this category for his role in Girl.[3]

Winners and nominees

In the list below, winners are listed first in the colored row, followed by the other nominees.


Year Actor English title Original title
Jonathan ZaccaïPrivate LessonsÉlève libre
Mounir Ait HamouThe BaronsLes Barons
Olivier GourmetAngel at SeaUn ange à la mer
Thierry HancisseThe Boat RaceLa Régate
Matthias SchoenaertsBullheadRundskop
Dominique AbelThe FairyLa Fée
Benoît PoelvoordeRomantics AnonymousLes Émotifs anonymes
Jonathan ZaccaïA Distant NeighborhoodQuartier lointain
Olivier GourmetThe MinisterL'Exercice de l'État
Benoît PoelvoordeLe grand soir
Jérémie RenierMy WayCloclo
Matthias SchoenaertsRust and BoneDe rouille et d'os
Benoît PoelvoordeA Place on EarthUne place sur la Terre
François DamiensTango libre
Jan Hammenecker
Sam LouwyckThe Fifth SeasonLa Cinquième Saison
Fabrizio RongioneTwo Days, One NightDeux jours, une nuit
François DamiensPlaying DeadJe fais le mort
Bouli LannersLulu in the NudeLulu femme nue
Benoît PoelvoordeScouting for ZebrasLes Rayures du zèbre
Wim WillaertI'm Dead but I Have FriendsJe suis mort mais j'ai des amis
François DamiensLa Famille Bélier
Bouli LannersAll Cats Are GreyTous les chats sont gris
Jérémie RenierThe Wakhan FrontNi le ciel ni la terre
Jean-Jacques RausinDeath by DeathJe me tue à le dire
Aboubakr BensaihiBlack
François DamiensLes Cowboys
Bouli LannersThe First, the LastLes Premiers, les Derniers
Peter Van den BeginKing of the Belgians
François DamiensJust to Be SureÔtez-moi d'un Doute
Jérémie RenierL'Amant double
Matthias SchoenaertsRacer and the JailbirdLe Fidèle
Victor PolsterGirl
François DamiensMon Ket
Olivier GourmetAbove the LawTueurs
Benoît PoelvoordeKeep an Eye OutAu poste!


  1. Denis, Fernand (October 13, 2010). "André Delvaux, l'œuvre au jour". La Libre Belgique (in French). Retrieved January 11, 2013.
  2. "Le cinéma belge était à l'honneur lors de la Première édition des Magritte du cinéma belge francophone". Moniteur du film (in French). Archived from the original on 2012-12-05. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  3. 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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