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GOYAS 2016

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Truman triumphs with five Goyas

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- There were no surprises at the very evenly spread 30th edition of the awards handed out by the Spanish Film Academy, where Cesc Gay’s moving film came out on top

Truman triumphs with five Goyas
(l-r) Director Cesc Gay, producer Marta Esteban, actor Ricardo Darín and screenwriter Tomás Aragay with their Goyas on Saturday

After it was rewarded at both the Forqué Awards (read more) and the Feroz Awards (read more), Truman [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film focus
interview: Cesc Gay
film profile
]
proved the predictions right and went home with five major trophies at the Goya Awards, which were handed out last night in Madrid during a ceremony hosted by the charismatic Dani RoviraCesc Gay picked up the Best Director and Best Screenplay (together with Tomás Aragay) Awards, while actors Ricardo Darín (lead) and Javier Cámara (supporting) repeated the great feat that they pulled off at the last San Sebastián Film Festival (read more). Furthermore, veteran producer Marta Esteban went up on stage to collect her first Goya as the producer of this film about reunions, affection, friendship and death.

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Someone else who got two chances to go up on stage was composer Lucas Vidal, who was recognised for the musical score to Nobody Wants the Night [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film focus
interview: Isabel Coixet
film profile
]
 and the main song of the box-office smash Palm Trees in the Snow [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
. The Nordic epic by Isabel Coixet also won for its production, wardrobe, hair and make-up, while the other title helmed by women, The Bride [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Paula Ortiz
film profile
]
, had to make do with the Goyas for Best Supporting Actress (a magnificent and awe-inspiring Luisa Gavasa) and Best Cinematography (courtesy of Migue Amoedo).

Daniel Guzmán got a second helping of the praise he obtained at the latest Málaga Film Festival (read more) with his autobiographical Nothing in Return [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Daniel Guzmán
film profile
]
: Best New Director and Best New Actor, which went to a clearly thrilled Miguel HerránNatalia de Molina did the same, who ever since that gathering has not ceased to rake in accolades: the young actress who props up Food and Shelter [+see also:
trailer
interview: Juan Miguel del Castillo
film profile
]
 beat her more seasoned and esteemed rivals Inma Cuesta, Penélope Cruz and Juliette Binoche to the prize.

In the Best European Film category, Mustang [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
film profile
]
emerged victorious once again, and Best Latin American Film was won by the Spanish-Argentinian co-production The Clan [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
. The thriller Retribution [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Dani de la Torre
film profile
]
 picked up two technical Goyas (Best Editing and Best Sound), and the unfairly under-nominated Spy Time [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 was only rewarded for its special effects.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Best Film
Truman [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film focus
interview: Cesc Gay
film profile
]
 - Cesc Gay

Best Director
Cesc Gay – Truman

Best New Director 
Daniel Guzmán - Nothing in Return [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Daniel Guzmán
film profile
]

Best Original Screenplay 
Cesc Gay, Tomás Aragay - Truman

Best Adapted Screenplay 
Fernando León de Aranoa - A Perfect Day [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Fernando León de Aranoa
film profile
]

Best Lead Actor 
Ricardo Darín – Truman

Best Lead Actress 
Natalia de Molina - Food and Shelter [+see also:
trailer
interview: Juan Miguel del Castillo
film profile
]

Best Supporting Actor 
Javier Cámara – Truman

Best Supporting Actress 
Luisa Gavasa - The Bride [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Paula Ortiz
film profile
]
 

Best New Actor 
Miguel Herrán - Nothing in Return

Best New Actress 
Irene Escolar - Un otoño sin Berlín [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Best Animated Film 
Capture the Flag [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Enrique Gato

Best Documentary Film 
Sueños de sal - Alfredo Navarro

Best Latin American Film 
The Clan [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Pablo Trapero (Argentina, Spain)

Best European Film 
Mustang [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
film profile
]
 - Deniz Gamze Ergüven (France, Germany, Turkey)

Best Production Direction
Andrés Santana, Marta Miró - Nobody Wants the Night [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film focus
interview: Isabel Coixet
film profile
]

Best Cinematography 
Miguel Ángel Amoedo - The Bride

Best Editing 
Jorge Coira - Retribution [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Dani de la Torre
film profile
]

Best Art Direction 
Antón Laguna - Palm Trees in the Snow [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Best Wardrobe Design 
Clara Bilbao - Nobody Wants the Night

Best Hair and Make-up
Pablo Perona, Paco Rodríguez H, Sylvie Imbert - Nobody Wants the Night

Best Sound 
David Machado, Jaime Fernández, Nacho Arenas - Retribution

Best Special Effects 
Lluís Castells, Lluis Rivera - Spy Time [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Best Original Score 
Lucas Vidal - Nobody Wants the Night

Best Original Song 
Palmeras en la nieve - Lucas Vidal, Pablo Alborán, Palm Trees in the Snow

Best Spanish Short Fiction
El corredor - José Luis Montesinos

Best Spanish Animated Short 
Alike - Daniel Martínez Lara, Rafael Cano Méndez

Best Spanish Short Documentary
Hijos de la Tierra - Álex O’Mill Tubau, Patxi Uriz Domezáin

Honorary Goya
Mariano Ozores

(Translated from Spanish)

Bridging the Dragon
 

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