Picture: The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow)* Director: Spike Jonze, Where the Wild Things Are Actor: Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler Actress: Brenda Blethyn, London River Supporting Actor: Koen De Graeve, The Misfortunates Supporting Actress: Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler Screenplay: Moon - Duncan Jones & Nathan Parker
(use of) Music: Slumdog Millionaire - A.R. Rahman
* - Bigelow is the first director to have won a Golden Banana for best director and best picture. She won the best director trophy for Strange Days (1996).
2008 - 19th Annual Banane d'or Awards
Picture: There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson) Director: Joel & Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men* Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood** Actress: Barbara Sarafian, Moscow, Belgium Supporting Actor: Eddie Marsan, Happy-Go-Lucky Supporting Actress: Ronit Elkabetz, The Band's Visit Screenplay: In Bruges - Martin McDonagh
(use of) Music: There Will Be Blood - Jonny Greenwood
* - This is the second Best Director win for the Coen Brothers, after Barton Fink (1991)
** - Daniel Day-Lewis is the first to receive a second Best Actor Banana! In 1994, he won for In the Name of the Father.
2007 - 18th Annual Banane d'or Awards
Picture: The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck) Director: David Fincher, Zodiac Actor: Ulrich Muhe, The Lives of Others Actress: Anamaria Marinca, 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days Supporting Actor: Max von Sydow, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Supporting Actress: Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton Screenplay: The Lives of Others - Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (use of) Music: Control - Joy Division, New Order, Peter Clarke, Anton Corbijn Best International Short Film: Decroche - Manuel Schapira
2006 - 17th Annual Banane d'or Awards
Picture: Children of Men (Alfonso Cuaron) Director: Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain* Actor: Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat Actress: Penelope Cruz, Volver Supporting Actor: Matt Damon, The Departed Supporting Actress: Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine Screenplay: Crazy - François Boulay, Jean-Marc Vallee (use of) Music: Crazy - David Bowie, Jean-Marc Vallee Best Belgian Short Film: Tanghi Argentini - Guido Thys
- This is the second Best Director win for Lee, after Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2001)
2005 - 16th Annual Banane d'or Awards
Picture: Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood)* Director: Mike Leigh, Vera Drake Actor: Paul Giamatti, Sideways Actress: Julie Delpy, Before Sunset Supporting Actor: Morgan Freeman, Million Dollar Baby Supporting Actress: Emily Mortimer, Match Point Screenplay: Before Sunset - Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke (use of) Music: Closer - Steven Patrick Morrissey, Mike Nichols
* - This is the second Best Picture win for Eastwood, after Unforgiven (1992)
2004 - 15th Annual Banane d'or Awards
Picture: Capturing the Friedmans (Andrew Jarecki) Director: Michel Gondry, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Actor: Birol Unel, Head-On Actress: Sibel Kekilli, Head-On Supporting Actor: Mark Ruffalo, My Life Without Me Supporting Actress: Hope Davis, American Splendor Screenplay: The Fog of War - awarded to Errol Morris (use of) Music: Shrek 2 - Stephen Barton , Harry Gregson-Williams, James McKee Smith, Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon
2003 - 14th Annual Banane d'or Awards
Picture: City of God (Fernando Meirelles) Director: Lars von Trier, Dogville Actor: James Nesbitt, Bloody Sunday Actress: Renee Zellweger, Chicago Supporting Actor: Paul Bettany, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Supporting Actress: Nora-Jane Noone, The Magdalene Sisters Screenplay: City of God - Braulio Mantovani (use of) Music: Kill Bill, Vol.1 - Quentin Tarantino, Lily Chou Chou, The RZA, D.A. Young Special Achievement Award: Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings trilogy (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King)
- 13th Annual Banane d'or Awards
Picture: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Peter Jackson) Director: Pedro Almodovar, Talk to Her* Actor: Tom Wilkinson, In the Bedroom Actress: Nicole Kidman, The Others Supporting Actor: Paul Newman, Road to Perdition Supporting Actress: Maggie Smith, Gosford Park Screenplay: Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner - Paul Apak Angilirq, Norman Cohn, Zacharias Kunuk, Herve Paniaq, Pauloosie Qulitalik (use of) Music: Talk to Her - Alberto Iglesias
* - This is the second Best Director Banana for Almodovar, after Live Flesh (1998)
- 12th Annual Banane d'or Awards
Picture: Amelie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet) Director : Darren Aronofsky, Requiem for a Dream* Actor: Guy Pierce, Memento Actress: Isabelle Hupert, The Piano Teacher Supporting Actor: Gael Garcia Bernal, Amores Perros Supporting Actress: Ellen Burstyn, Requiem for a Dream Screenplay: No Man's Land - Danis Tanovic (use of) Music: Requiem for a Dream - Clint Mansell
* - This is the second Best Director win for Aronofsky, after Pi (1999)
- 11th Annual Banane d'or Awards
Picture: In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-Wai) Director: Ang Lee, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Actor: Russell Crowe, The Insider Actress: Hilary Swank, Boys Don't Cry Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe, Shadow of the Vampire Supporting Actress: Chloe Sevigny, Boys Don't Cry Screenplay: With a Friend Like Harry - Gilles Marchand, Dominik Moll (use of) Music: In the Mood for Love - Wong Kar-Wai, Mike Galasso
I have been handing out these awards since I was 14 at the end of 1990.
To be eligible in a certain year, a film must be released in Belgium and I must have seen it.
Screeners are always welcome :o)
(p.s. The winners were my favorites AT THE TIME, my tastes have changed over the years)