Fatih Akin bestowed the honors for the Best Screenplay Award to Lorna's Silence by Jean-Pierre et Luc Dardenne.
Accepting the award, Jean-Pierre Dardenne spoke for both brothers: "Thanks to the Jury for this beautiful prize. And thanks to all who gave a substance to this screenplay: the light, the sound, the actors, and our leading lady Arta Dobroshi, who is here tonight. Thank you very much. Thanks to the Jury, and thanks to my brother."
Speaking at the Awards Press Conference, the Dardenne brothers added, "There are a lot of things it's hard to get used to. Since the films are different every time, it's always a pleasure to receive an award... All the directors in a competition want their actress to win the Prize. It's only human - anyone who denies it is lying. The fact that Arta did not win the prize for best actress takes nothing away from the quality of her work. This Prize is a reward for the work my brother and I did, over two and a half years. Last year, about this time, we had just begun working with Jérémie, Arta, and Fabrizio. And that work was based on the screenplay. For it to get an award is wonderful. It's a beautiful prize, because we write the screenplays for our films. So it's also a prize for the film. When we write the script, we are already structuring the scenes, the shots, the camera moves, the pacing. When we start rehearsing, the script comes alive."