Magritte Award for Best Director

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Magritte Award for Best Director
Presented by Académie André Delvaux
First awarded 2011 (for direction in films released in 2010)
Currently held by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Two Days, One Night (2014)
Official website

The Magritte Award for Best Director (French: Magritte du meilleur réalisateur) is one of twenty award categories presented annually by the Académie André Delvaux. It is one of the Magritte Awards, which were established to recognize excellence in Belgian francophone cinematic achievements.[1] The Magritte Award for Best Director was first given for films released in 2010.[2]

Winners and nominees[edit]

In the following table, the winner is marked in a separate colour, and highlighted in boldface; the nominees are those that are not highlighted or in boldface.


Year Director(s) English title Original title
Jaco Van Dormael Mr. Nobody
Joachim Lafosse Private Lessons Élève libre
Olivier Masset-Depasse Illegal Illégal
Nabil Ben Yadir The Barons Les Barons
Bouli Lanners The Giants Les Géants
Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon The Fairy La Fée
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne The Kid with a Bike Le Gamin au vélo
Sam Garbarski A Distant Neighborhood Quartier lointain
Joachim Lafosse Our Children À perdre la raison
Lucas Belvaux One Night 38 témoins
François Pirot Mobile Home
Patrick Ridremont Dead Man Talking
Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar Ernest & Celestine Ernest et Célestine
Frédéric Fonteyne Tango libre
Sam Garbarski Vijay and I
Vincent Lannoo In the Name of the Son Au nom du fils
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne Two Days, One Night Deux jours, une nuit
Lucas Belvaux Not My Type Pas son genre
Nabil Ben Yadir The Marchers La Marche
Yolande Moreau Henri


  1. ^ Denis, Fernand (October 13, 2010). "André Delvaux, l’œuvre au jour". La Libre Belgique (in French). Retrieved January 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ Engelen, Aurore (January 14, 2011). "Magritte Awards shine spotlight on Belgian Francophone cinema". Cineuropa. Retrieved January 11, 2013. 

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