Magritte Award for Best Actress

The Magritte Award for Best Actress (French: Magritte de la meilleure actrice) is an award presented annually by the Académie André Delvaux. It is given in honor of an actress 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 Actress
Presented byAcadémie André Delvaux
First awarded2011
Currently held byLubna Azabal, Above the Law (2018)

The 1st Magritte Awards ceremony was held in 2011 with Anne Coesens receiving the award for her role in Illegal.[2] As of the 2019 ceremony, Lubna Azabal is the most recent winner in this category for her role in Above the Law.[3]

Winners and nominees

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


Year Actress English title Original title
Anne CoesensIllegalIllégal
Cécile de FranceSister SmileSoeur Sourire
Yolande MoreauMammuth
Aylin YayMotherlyMaternelle
Lubna AzabalIncendies
Cécile de FranceThe Kid with a BikeLe Gamin au vélo
Isabelle de HertoghCome as You AreHasta la Vista
Yolande MoreauThe Long FallingOù va la nuit
Émilie DequenneOur ChildrenÀ perdre la raison
Christelle CornilMiles from AnywhereAu cul du loup
Déborah FrançoisA Checkout Girl's Big AdventuresLes Tribulations d'une caissière
Marie GillainAll Our DesiresToutes nos envies
Pauline ÉtienneThe NunLa Religieuse
Lubna AzabalGoodbye Morocco
Déborah FrançoisPopulaire
Astrid WhettnallIn the Name of the SonAu nom du fils
Émilie DequenneNot My TypePas son genre
Manah DepauwWelcome Home
Pauline ÉtienneTokyo Fiancée
Déborah FrançoisMaestro
Ben RigaI'll Bury YouJe te survivrai
Veerle BaetensUn début prometteur
Annie CordyMemoriesLes Souvenirs
Christelle CornilWhat Jacques SawJacques a vu
Yolande MoreauJourney Through ChinaVoyage en Chine
Virginie EfiraIn Bed with VictoriaVictoria
Astrid WhettnallRoad to IstanbulLa Route d'Istanbul
Jo DeseureMan OverboardUn homme à la mer
Marie GillainMirage of LoveMirage d'amour
Émilie DequenneThis Is Our LandChez nous
Cécile de FranceJust to Be SureÔtez-moi d'un Doute
Lucie DebayKing of the Belgians
Fiona GordonLost in ParisParis pieds nus
Lubna AzabalAbove the LawTueurs
Cécile de FranceMademoiselle de Joncquières
Yolande MoreauI Feel Good
Natacha RégnierThe Benefit of the DoubtUne Part d'ombre

Multiple awards

3 awards

2 awards

Multiple nominations

4 nominations

3 nominations

2 nominations


  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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