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2022 - 33rd Annual Banane d'or Awards



Picture: Triange of Sadness (Ruben Ostlund)
Director: Jordan Peele, Nope
Actor: Eden Dambrine, Close
Actress: Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza
Supporting Actor: Rory Kinnear, Men
Supporting Actress: Stephanie Hsu, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Screenplay: Licorice Pizza - Paul Thomas Anderson
Use of Music: Elvis - Elliott Wheeler, Baz Luhrmann
Rediscovery: The Godfather Part II - Francis Ford Coppola


2021 - 32nd Annual Banane d'or Awards



Due to a worldwide pandemic the Belgian movie theaters were closed from October 23 2020 untill June 1, 2021. Still only movies that were theatrically shown (at least once) in Ghent, Belgium were eligible.

Picture: The Worst Person in the World (Joachim Trier)
Director: Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
Actor: Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Actress: Renate Reinsve, The Worst Person in the World
Supporting Actor: Anders Danielsen Lie, The Worst Person in the World
Supporting Actress: Ariana DeBose, West Side Story
Screenplay: Promising Young Woman - Emerald Fennell
Use of Music: Malignant - Joseph Bishara, James Wan
Rediscovery: Deliverance - John Boorman


2020 - 31st Annual Banane d'or Awards



Due to a worldwide pandemic the Belgian movie theaters were closed from March 13 until July 1 and were closed again October 23. They haven't re-opened since. Still only movies that were theatrically released in Ghent, Belgium were eligible.

Picture: Tenet (Christopher Nolan)
Director: Leigh Whannell, The Invisible Man
Actor: Bartosz Bielenia, Corpus Christi
Actress: Awkwafina, The Farewell
Supporting Actor: Hugh Grant, The Gentlemen
Supporting Actress: Valerie Pachner, A Hidden Life
Screenplay: The Farewell - Lulu Wang
Use of Music: The Last Black Man in San Fransisco - Emile Mosseri, Joe Talbot
Rediscovery: Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance and Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx - Kenji Misumi


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)