With an impressive total of twelve nominations, Bouli Lanners ‘ Les Géants takes the lion’s share of this year’s nominations. That’s four more thanIllégal, which held the record last year. Four more than Le Gamin au Vélo, preceded by Rundskop/Tête de Bœuf, which received nine nominations.
In the category generally considered to be the flagship section, that of best film, Rundskop, a mainly Flemish production, could not be retained: The Giants and The Kid on the Bike will be opposed to The Fairy and to a big outsider probably boosted by massive votes coming from Flanders, because it has been very little seen south of Brussels: Beyond the Steppes.
As last year, we find the authors of three of the nominated films in the “best direction” category. The only difference is the appearance of Sam Garbarski for Distant Neighborhood who replaces Beyond the Steppes in the final quartet. Three directors who have always been supported by the fund will be facing each other. And even four if you count each of the Dardenne brothers separately.
In each category, four films or personalities will now be voted on by the Belgian film professionals, members of the Delvaux Academy. This second round begins on January 12 and will end on January 29 at midnight.
You can also consult here the list of all the nominees who will compete for the 2012 statuettes.
On Saturday, February 4, 2012, the ceremony organized at the Square in Brussels will be broadcast free-to-air on BeTV, then on TV5 Monde. It promises us an exceptional confrontation between the great Liège stars of the 2000s, arbitrated in a number of categories by Rundskop, its actors, authors and technicians.
Frankly, we can’t wait to be there!