Magritte Award for Most Promising Actor

The Magritte Award for Most Promising Actor (French: Magritte du meilleur espoir masculin) is an award presented annually by the Académie André Delvaux. It is given in honor of a young actor who has delivered an outstanding breakthrough performance 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 Most Promising Actor
Presented byAcadémie André Delvaux
First awarded2011
Currently held byThomas Mustin, The Royal Exchange (2018)

The 1st Magritte Awards ceremony was held in 2011 with Joffrey Verbruggen receiving the award for his role in The Boat Race.[2] As of the 2019 ceremony, Thomas Mustin is the most recent winner in this category for his role in The Royal Exchange.[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
Joffrey VerbruggenThe Boat RaceLa Régate
Jonas BloquetPrivate LessonsÉlève libre
Amir Ben AbdelmoumenOscar and the Lady in PinkOscar et la Dame rose
Martin NissenAngel at SeaUn ange à la mer
Thomas DoretThe Kid with a BikeLe Gamin au vélo
Romain DavidBlack OceanNoir océan
David MurgiaBullheadRundskop
Martin NissenThe GiantsLes Géants
David MurgiaHeadfirstLa Tête la première
Cédric ConstantinTorpedo
Gael MaleuxMobile Home
Martin SwabeyLittle Glory
Achille RidolfiIn the Name of the SonAu nom du fils
Mehdi DehbiThe Bag of FlourLe Sac de farine
Steve DriesenLandes
Bent SimonsKid
Marc ZingaScouting for ZebrasLes Rayures du zèbre
Corentin LobetPlaying DeadJe fais le mort
Benjamin RamonTokyo Anyway
Matteo SimoniMarina
Benjamin RamonÊtre
Arthur BolsPrejudice
Romain GelinThe Brand New TestamentLe Tout Nouveau Testament
David ThielemansChubbyBouboule
Yoann BlancMan OverboardUn homme à la mer
Lazare GousseauBaden Baden
Martin NissenWelcome Home
Pierre OlivierNous quatre
Soufiane ChilahBlind SpotDode Hoek
Mistral GuidottiHome
Baptiste SorninSonar
Arieh WorthalterPast ImperfectLe Passé devant nous
Thomas MustinThe Royal ExchangeL'Échange des princesses
Basile GrunbergerOur StrugglesNos batailles
Baptiste LalieuThe Benefit of the DoubtUne Part d'ombre
Matteo SalamoneMon Ket


  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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