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Two Days, One Night spearheads the nominations for the fifth edition of the Magritte Awards

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- As expected, the Dardenne brothers have topped the Magritte nominations, followed by Lucas Belvaux (Not My Type) and Nabil Ben Yadir (La Marche)

Two Days, One Night spearheads the nominations for the fifth edition of the Magritte Awards
Marion Cotillard in Two Days, One Night by the Dardenne brothers

Two Days, One Night [+see also:
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by the Dardenne brothers has garnered a total of nine nominations for the fifth Magritte Awards – ie, in almost all of the categories it was eligible for. Unsurprisingly, the Dardennes have been nominated for Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay, and the film has also earned nominations for Fabrizio Rongione in the Best Actor category (Rongione is a former master of ceremonies at the Magritte Awards, and will be “pitted against” three veterans in this category: Bouli Lanners, François Damiens and Benoît Poelvoorde), Christelle Cornil and Catherine Salée in the Best Supporting Actress category (both of whom have already won the award, for Illegal [+see also:
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]
and Blue Is the Warmest Colour [+see also:
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, respectively), as well as in the categories of Best Sound, Best Production Design and Best Editor.

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Quite rightly, Not My Type [+see also:
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by Lucas Belvaux features in the categories of Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress, Best Sound, Best Original Score, Best Editor and Best Actress for Emilie Dequenne, who may very well go home clutching her second trophy, following the one she snagged for Loving Without Reason [+see also:
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. She will be up against Pauline Etienne (Tokyo Fiancée [+see also:
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; she won in 2014 for The Nun [+see also:
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) and Déborah François (Maestro), as well as Ben Riga (I'll Bury You [+see also:
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) and Manah Depauw (Welcome Home [+see also:
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).

Nabil Ben Yadir has also qualified for the two main categories (Best Film and Best Director). La Marche [+see also:
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will also be partaking in the race for the Magrittes for Best Screenplay and Best Editor, and will provide Lubna Azabal and Olivier Gourmet with two fresh nominations for the Magritte for Best Supporting Actress and Actor.

The fourth film to land a nomination in the categories of Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay is Henri [+see also:
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by Yolande Moreau. Also of note is the nomination of Benoît Mariage's Scouting for Zebras [+see also:
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in the categories of Best Film and Best Actor for Benoît Poelvoorde (who won last year for A Place on Earth [+see also:
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). The unusual The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears [+see also:
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by Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani has made a clean sweep in the nominations for the “technical” categories (Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Production Design and Best Costumes). It is also worth mentioning the five nominations garnered by the Flemish film Marina [+see also:
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]
by Stijn Coninx (co-produced by the Dardenne brothers' outfit, Les Films du Fleuve), for Best Flemish Film in Co-production, naturally, but also in the categories of Most Promising Actor and Actress, Best Production Design and Best Costumes.

So tune in on Saturday 7 February to find out whether the Dardenne brothers, after having missed out on their Magritte for The Kid with a Bike [+see also:
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]
, will finally be prophets in their own land.

(Translated from French)

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