Pedro Almodovar‘s Volver picked up five honors at the Goya Awards in Madrid last night, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress for Penelope Cruz.
The movie, which had received 14 nominations, also won Best Original Soundtrack for Alberto Iglesias.
On collecting her Best Actress award, Cruz said, “This award is very important, very special for me. I am going to try not to cry because I’m a disaster, and these 30 seconds are not going to be enough.”
Pan’s Labyrinth, which is nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at next month’s Oscars, collected the most awards–seven in total, including Best Original Screenplay for Mexican writer/director Guillermo Del Toro.
Del Toro said, “My relationship with Spain as a filmmaker is one of profound admiration and respect… that began with the hand of Pedro (Almodovar).”
Elsewhere, Juan Diego won Best Actor for Vete de Mi, while Stephen Frears’ The Queen won Best European film.
The full list of winners is:
Best Actress–Penelope Cruz, Volver
Best Actor–Juan Diego, Vete de Mi
Best Director–Pedro Almodovar, Volver
Best Original Screenplay–Guillermo Del Toro, Pan’s Labyrinth
Best Adapted Screenplay–Lluis Arcarazo, Salvador
Best First-Time Director–Daniel Sanchez Arevalo, DarkBlueAlmostBlack
Best European Film–The Queen
Best Foreign Spanish-Language Film–Las Manos, by Alejandro Doria(Argentina)
Best Supporting Actress–Carmen Maura, Volver
Best Supporting Actor–Antonio De La Torre, DarkBlueAlmostBlack
Best Breakthrough Performance, Actor–Quim Gutierrez, DarkBlueAlmostBlack
Best Breakthrough Performance, Actress–Ivana Baquero, Pan’s Labyrinth
Best Animated Feature–The Hairy Tooth Fairy, by Juan Pablo Buscarini
Best Art Direction–Benjamin Fernandez, Alatriste
Best Cinematography–Guillermo Navarro, Pan’s Labyrinth
Best Line Production–Cristina Zumarraga, Alatriste
Best Documentary Short–Castanuela 70, El Teatro Prohibido, by Manuel Calvo and Olga Margallo
Best Animated Short Film–El Viaje De Said, by Coke Rioboo
Best Live-Action Short Film–A Ciegas, by Salvador Gomez Cuenca
Best Visual Effects–David Marti, Montse Ribe, Reyes Abades, Everett Burrell, Edward Irastorza and Emilio Ruiz, Pan’s Labyrinth
Best Costume Design–Francesca Sartori, Alatriste
Best Documentary Feature–Cineastas en Accion, by Carlos Benpar
Best Film Editing–Bernat Vilaplana, Pan’s Labyrinth
Best Sound–Miguel Polo and Martin Hernandez, Pan’s Labyrinth
Best Original Score–Alberto Iglesias, Volver
Best Original Song–“Tiempo Pequeno,” Bebe and Lucio Godoy, from The Education of a Fairy
Best Make-Up and Hair Design–Jose Quetglas and Blanca Sanchez, Pan’s Labyrinth
Lifetime Achievement Award–Teddy Villalba
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