Victor Pad and Nora Monsecour
Dhont wore during his acceptance speech for the prize on by two ’very special people’, namely the protagonist Victor Pad and Nora Monsecour, the girl whom Girl is based.
The transgenderfilm Girl was with five other films nominated for the Prize of the European Discovery, awarded by the association of film critics Fipresci at the best European debut film.
Girl was nominated in three categories of the EFA’s. Earlier in the evening grabbed the protagonist Victor Pad in addition to the prize of best actor. That award went to the Italian actor Marcello Fonte for his role in Dogman. The film by Lukas Dhont is also still a chance at the statuette for the best film.