L'enfant named Best Film at Belgian 'Oscars'

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8 March 2006, BRUSSELS — The Dardenne brothers scooped the pool at the Belgian 'Oscars' ceremony on Tuesday night, winning five Plateau awards.

8 March 2006

BRUSSELS — The Dardenne brothers scooped the pool at the Belgian 'Oscars' ceremony on Tuesday night, winning five Plateau awards.

Wallonian brothers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne took home the awards for Best Film, Best Director and Best Scenario for their film 'L'enfant' at the gala awards ceremony in Ghent.

Though it was not nominated for a Hollywood Oscar, the film was widely tipped to win the Belgian award. It had previously won the Golden Palm at Cannes in 2005.

The film also attracted the awards for Best Actor (Jérémie Renier) and Best Actress (Deborah François).

It is the 4th time that the Dardenne brothers have won the Plateau award for the best film.

George Van Dam was honoured on Tuesday night for the music he wrote for 'Vendredi ou un autre jour'.

Danny Elsen was named Best Cinematographer, 'Forever' by Jonas Govaerts was named the Best Short Film and Jan Verheyen won the public prize for his film 'Buitenspel' which topped box office sales.

Meanwhile, the future of the Belgian film industry awards ceremony was placed up for discussion this year.

Ghent Film Festival representative Jacques Dubrulle urged the industry to give thought to whether the ceremony should remain a national event or be divided into linguistic regions.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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