1. Best Screenplay
The screenplay is based off the stage play by lead actor Johan Heldenbergh and Mieke Dobbels, which was performed all over Belgium and spotted by director Felix Van Groeningen. It tells the story of Didier, a bluegrass singer and idealistic atheist, and Elise, a tattoo artist and spiritual realist, who fall in love and later have their relationship and faith tested when they undergo a tragedy involving their young daughter, Maybelle. The script tackles religion and healing in a more difficult and honest way than we're used to seeing, and explores the idea of sharing grief when spiritual views come to a head.