Magritte Award for Best Screenplay

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Magritte Award for Best Screenplay
Presented by Académie André Delvaux
First awarded 2011
Currently held by Lukas Dhont and Angelo Tijssens, Girl (2018)

The Magritte Award for Best Screenplay (French: Magritte du meilleur scénario original ou adaptation) is an award presented annually by the Académie André Delvaux. It is one of the Magritte Awards, which were established to recognize excellence in Belgian cinematic achievements.[1]

The 1st Magritte Awards ceremony was held in 2011 with Jaco Van Dormael receiving the award for his work in Mr. Nobody.[2] As of the 2019 ceremony, Lukas Dhont and Angelo Tijssens are the most recent winners in this category for their work in Girl.[3]

Winners and nominees

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


Year English title Original title Screenwriter(s)
Mr. Nobody Jaco Van Dormael
The Barons Les Barons Nabil Ben Yadir and Laurent Brandenbourger with Sébastien Fernandez
Illegal Illégal Olivier Masset-Depasse
Private Lessons Élève libre Joachim Lafosse and François Pirot
Bullhead Rundskop Michael R. Roskam
The Giants Les Géants Bouli Lanners and Elise Ancion
The Kid with a Bike Le Gamin au vélo Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Romantics Anonymous Les Émotifs anonymes Philippe Blasband
One Night 38 témoins Lucas Belvaux
Dead Man Talking Patrick Ridremont
Mobile Home François Pirot
Our Children À perdre la raison Joachim Lafosse
Tango libre Philippe Blasband and Anne Paulicevich
Kid Fien Troch
The Fifth Season La Cinquième Saison Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth
Vijay and I Philippe Blasband and Sam Garbarski
Not My Type Pas son genre Lucas Belvaux
Henri Yolande Moreau
The Marchers La Marche Nabil Ben Yadir
Two Days, One Night Deux jours, une nuit Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
The Brand New Testament Le Tout Nouveau Testament Jaco Van Dormael and Thomas Gunzig
Alleluia Fabrice Du Welz and Vincent Tavier
I'm Dead But I Have Friends Je suis mort mais j'ai des amis Guillaume Malandrin and Stéphane Malandrin
Prejudice Préjudice Antoine Cuypers and Antoine Wauters
Death by Death Je me tue à le dire Xavier Seron
After Love L'Économie du couple Joachim Lafosse
The First, the Last Les Premiers, les Derniers Bouli Lanners
Keeper Guillaume Senez and David Lambert
Insyriated Philippe Van Leeuw
King of the Belgians Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth
This Is Our Land Chez nous Lucas Belvaux
A Wedding Noces Stephan Streker
Girl Lukas Dhont and Angelo Tijssens
Bitter Flowers Olivier Meys and Maarten Loix
Bye Bye Germany Es war einmal in Deutschland... Sam Garbarski
Our Struggles Nos batailles Guillaume Senez


  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.

External links

  • Magritte Awards official website
  • Magritte Award for Best Screenplay at AlloCiné
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