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2019 - 30th Annual Banane d'or Awards

Picture: Joker (Todd Phillips)
Director: Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Actress: Kaitlyn Dever, Booksmart
Supporting Actor: Al Pacino, The Irishman
Supporting Actress: Park So-dam, Parasite
Screenplay: One Cut of the Dead - Shinichiro Ueda
Use of Music: Joker - Hildur Guonadottir, Todd Phillips
Rediscovery: Day of Anger - Tonino Valerii

2018 - 29th Annual Banane d'or Awards

Picture: Hereditary (Ari Aster)
Director: Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Actor: Yoo Ah-in, Burning
Actress: Meryl Streep, The Post
Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Supporting Actress: Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Screenplay: Hereditary - Ari Aster
Use of Music: Climax - Steve Bouyer, Pascal Mayer, Gaspar Noe
Rediscovery: Two-Lane Blacktop - Monte Hellman

2017 - 28th Annual Banane d'or Awards

Picture: Lady Macbeth (William Oldroyd)
Director: Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Actor: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Mother!
Supporting Actor: Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Supporting Actress: Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
Screenplay: Manchester by the Sea - Kenneth Lonergan
Use of Music: Dunkirk - Hans Zimmer, Christopher Nolan
Rediscovery: Tokyo Story - Yosujiro Uzo

2016 - 27th Annual Banane d'or Awards

Picture: The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook)
Director: Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight
Actor: Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Actress: Cate Blanchett, Carol
Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Supporting Actress: Kim Tae-ri, The Handmaiden
Screenplay: The Hateful Eight - Quentin Tarantino
Use of Music: Carol - Carter Burwell, Todd Haynes
Rediscovery: Rocky - John G. Avildsen

2015 - 26th Annual Banane d'or Awards

Picture: Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)
Director: George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Actor: Miles Teller, Whiplash
Actress: Laia Costa, Victoria
Supporting Actor: Edward Norton, Birdman
Supporting Actress: Veerle Baetens, The Ardennes
Screenplay: Wild Tales - Damian Szifron
Use of Music: Star Wars: The Force Awakens - John Williams, J.J. Abrams
Rediscovery: True Romance - Tony Scott

2014 - 25th Annual Banane d'or Awards

Picture: The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese)
Director: Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Actress: Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
Supporting Actor: Michael Fassbender, X-Men: Days of Future Past
Supporting Actress: Agata Kulesza, Ida
Screenplay: Edge of Tomorrow - Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth
Use of Music: The Grand Budapest Hotel - Alexandre Desplat, Wes Anderson
Rediscovery: Mean Streets - Martin Scorsese

2013 - 24th Annual Banane d'or Awards

Picture: Gravity (Alfonso Cuaron)
Director: Noah Baumbach, Frances Ha
Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Actress: Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Color
Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Supporting Actress: Lea Seydoux, Blue is the Warmest Color
Screenplay: Silver Linings Playbook - David O. Russell
Use of Music: The Great Gatsby - Craig Armstrong, Jay Z, Baz Luhrman
Rediscovery: Grand Illusion - Jean Renoir

2012 - 23rd Annual Banane d'or Awards

Picture: Shame (Steve McQueen)
Director: Leos Carax, Holy Motors
Actor: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour
Actress: Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Supporting Actor: Thomas Bo Larsen, The Hunt
Supporting Actress: Carey Mulligan, Shame
Screenplay: Moonrise Kingdom - Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
Use of Music: The Broken Circle Breakdown - Veerle Baetens, Johan Heldenbergh, Bjorn Eriksson, Felix Van Groeningen
Rediscovery: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - Steven Spielberg

2011 - 22nd Annual Banane d'or Awards

Picture: Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn)
Director: Steven Spielberg, The Adventures of Tintin
Actor: Matthias Schoenaerts, Bullhead
Actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Supporting Actor: Shahab Hosseini, A Separation
Supporting Actress: Sareh Bayat, A Separation
Screenplay: A Separation - Asghar Farhadi
Use of Music: Drive - Cliff Martinez, Nicolas Winding Refn
Rediscovery: Three Kings - David O. Russell

2010 - 21st Annual Banane d'or Awards

Picture: Of Gods and Men (Xavier Beauvois)
Director: Adam Elliot, Mary & Max
Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mary & Max
Actress: Hye-ja Kim, Mother
Supporting Actor: Moritz Bleibtreu, Soul Kitchen
Supporting Actress: Chloe Moretz, Kick-Ass
Screenplay: The Social Network - Aaron Sorkin
Use of Music: A Single Man - Abel Korzeniowski, Shigeru Umebayashi, Tom Ford
Rediscovery: Playtime - Jacques Tati

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)