Magritte Award for Most Promising Actress

Magritte Award for Most Promising Actress
Presented by Académie André Delvaux
First awarded 2011
Currently held by Lucie Debay, Melody (2015)
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The Magritte Award for Most Promising Actress (French: Magritte du meilleur espoir féminin) is an award presented annually by the Académie André Delvaux. It is given in honor of a young actress 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]

The 1st Magritte Awards ceremony was held in 2011 with Pauline Étienne receiving the award for her role in Private Lessons.[2] As of the 2016 ceremony, Lucie Debay is the most recent winner in this category for her role in Melody.[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
Pauline Étienne Private Lessons Élève libre
Stéphanie Blanchoud The Boat Race La Régate
Anna Fransiska Jager My Queen Karo
Chloé Struvay Motherly Maternelle
Erika Sainte She's Not Crying, She's Singing Elle ne pleure pas, elle chante
Stéphanie Crayencour Les Mythos
Jeanne Dandoy Bullhead Rundskop
Hande Kodja Marieke, Marieke
Anne-Pascale Clairembourg Mobile Home
Pauline Burlet Dead Man Talking
Mona Jabé Miss Mouche
Aurora Marion Almayer's Folly La Folie Almayer
Pauline Burlet The Past Le Passé
Rania Mellouli The Bag of Flour Le Sac de farine
Anne Paulicevich Tango libre
Mona Walravens Blue Is the Warmest Colour La Vie d'Adèle – Chapitres 1 & 2
Ambre Grouwels Baby Balloon
Evelien Bosmans Marina
Hande Kodja Rosenn
Emilie Maréchal Tokyo Anyway
Lucie Debay Melody
Manon Capelle All Cats Are Grey Tous les chats sont gris
Pili Groyne The Brand New Testament Le Tout Nouveau Testament
Stéphanie Van Vyve Être


  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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