Magritte Award for Best Actress

Magritte Award for Best Actress
Presented by Académie André Delvaux
First awarded 2011
Currently held by Veerle Baetens, Un début prometteur (2015)
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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]

The 1st Magritte Awards ceremony was held in 2011 with Anne Coesens receiving the award for her role in Illegal.[2] As of the 2016 ceremony, Veerle Baetens is the most recent winner in this category for her role in Un début prometteur.[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 Coesens Illegal Illégal
Cécile de France Sister Smile Soeur Sourire
Yolande Moreau Mammuth
Aylin Yay Motherly Maternelle
Lubna Azabal Incendies
Cécile de France The Kid with a Bike Le Gamin au vélo
Isabelle De Hertogh Come as You Are Hasta la Vista
Yolande Moreau The Long Falling Où va la nuit
Émilie Dequenne Our Children À perdre la raison
Christelle Cornil Miles from Anywhere Au cul du loup
Déborah François A Checkout Girl's Big Adventures Les Tribulations d'une caissière
Marie Gillain All Our Desires Toutes nos envies
Pauline Étienne The Nun La Religieuse
Lubna Azabal Goodbye Morocco
Déborah François Populaire
Astrid Whettnall In the Name of the Son Au nom du fils
Émilie Dequenne Not My Type Pas son genre
Manah Depauw Welcome Home
Pauline Étienne Tokyo Fiancée
Déborah François Maestro
Ben Riga I'll Bury You Je te survivrai
Veerle Baetens Un début prometteur
Annie Cordy Memories Les Souvenirs
Christelle Cornil What Jacques Saw Jacques a vu
Yolande Moreau Journey Through China Voyage en Chine


  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. Moury, Gaëlle; Bradfer, Fabienne (February 7, 2016). "Jaco Van Dormael et la Flandre se distinguent aux Magritte du cinéma". Le Soir (in French). Retrieved February 7, 2016.
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