The Good Boss adds three Feroz statuettes to its trophy cabinet
- The corporate satire by Fernando León de Aranoa has picked up the Awards for Best Comedy, Best Actor (for Javier Bardem) and Best Screenplay at the 9th edition of the prizes
After triumphing at the Forqué Awards (see the news) and being the clear favourite for the Goyas, set to be handed out in mid-February (see the news in Spanish), The Good Boss [+see also:
film profile] has once again enlarged its haul of film prizes by making off with three Feroz Awards (handed out by the Association of Spanish Film Journalists) on Saturday. It scooped Best Comedy, Best Screenplay (penned by its director, Fernando León de Aranoa) and Best Actor, for the incredible Javier Bardem, who came to Zaragoza to attend the gala ceremony (which was broadcast by YouTube) together with the team behind the film.
Two other movies received major prizes: Maixabel [+see also:
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film profile] by Icíar Bollaín (who took home the Feroz Award for Best Comedy last year with Rosa’s Wedding [+see also:
film profile]) snagged Best Drama Film and Best Supporting Actor (for the spectacular Urko Olazábal), while Parallel Mothers [+see also:
film profile] by Pedro Almodóvar (who was not in attendance) was crowned with the Awards for Best Supporting Actress (for the excellent Aitana Sánchez Gijón, who was not present either, as she was on tour with a stage production), Best Soundtrack (Alberto Iglesias) and Best Poster – that notorious one featuring the controversial breast, censored by various social media that seemed to be scared by ladies’ nipples.
However, the indisputable star of the night was seasoned and charismatic thesp Petra Martínez, who was absolutely sublime when she accepted the Award for Best Lead Actress (for her turn in That Was Life [+see also:
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film profile]), and elicited cheers, applause and grins upon extolling the virtues of masturbation, an activity that, she stated, she became a fan of – much like her character – during the shoot for David Martín de los Santos’ drama.
In addition to the trophies for series, which are detailed in the list below, it’s worth pointing out that the Best Director Award went to a clearly surprised Rodrigo Cortés (for his work on the musical Love Gets a Room [+see also:
interview: Rodrigo Cortés
film profile]). In addition, the so-called Arrebato Feroz Awards (christened thusly in honour of the Spanish title of Iván Zulueta’s cult film Rapture) rewarded an ecstatic Chema García Ibarra and his cast from The Sacred Spirit [+see also:
interview: Chema García Ibarra
film profile] in the fiction category, while in the documentary category, it was the equally grateful Adrián Silvestre who picked up the prize for Sediments [+see also:
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film profile], a feature that makes a huge leap towards attaining equality for the transexual community – as does his subsequent work, My Emptiness and I, which has just been premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam.
This event, held in the Zaragoza Auditorium on 29 January, was attended by a plethora of well-known faces, such as directors Pilar Palomero (the big winner at the previous edition, with Schoolgirls [+see also:
interview: Pilar Palomero
film profile]), Paula Ortiz, Abril Zamora, Javier Ambrossi and Javier Calvo, as well as actors Inma Cuesta, Paco León, Pere Ponce and Candela Peña, among many others. Also present were a number of high-ranking officials, such as the Spanish Minister of Culture, Miquel Iceta; the country’s Minister of Labour, Yolanda Díaz; and the head of the ICAA, Beatriz Navas.
In light of this, the president of the Association of Spanish Film Journalists, reporter María Guerra, pointed out in her speech: “This doesn’t happen every day, let alone at a film awards ceremony. Thank you for being here and demonstrating that the Spanish audiovisual industry is important to you, that you believe in its significance for the economy, employment and society, and that you have a solid and truly visible commitment to it – that you believe in culture in all its facets.”
Here is the full list of award winners:
Best Lead Actor
Javier Bardem – The Good Boss
Best Supporting Actor
Urko Olazábal – Maixabel
Fernando León de Aranoa – The Good Boss
Best Original Score
Alberto Iglesias – Parallel Mothers
Javier Jaén – Parallel Mothers
Best Drama Series
Cardo – Ana Rujas and Claudia Costafreda
Best Lead Actress
Ana Rujas – Cardo
Best Lead Actor
Javier Cámara – Venga Juan
Best Supporting Actress
María Pujalte – Venga Juan
(Translated from Spanish)
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