Monday, 18 February 2013

Los Goya 2013: winners

    The premios Goya (The Goya Awards) 2013 took place last night, with Blancanieves coming away with 10 wins out of their 18 nominations (including Best Film) and Lo imposible [The Impossible] taking home 5 (out of their 14 – including Best Director), while other frontrunner Grupo 7 (18 nominations) took a clutch of acting prizes but El artista y la modelo (13 nominations) came away empty-handed. The complete lists of winners can be found on the official Goya website but the main categories are as follows:

Best Film

Best Director
Juan Antonio Bayona - Lo imposible

Best New Director
Enrique Gato - Las aventuras de Tadeo Jones

Best Original Screenplay
Pablo Berger - Blancanieves

Best Adapted Screenplay
Javier Barreira, Gorka Magallón, Ignacio del Moral, Jordi Gasull, Neil Landau - Las aventuras de Tadeo Jones

Best Actor
José Sacristán - El muerto y ser feliz

Best Actress
Maribel Verdú - Blancanieves

Best Supporting Actor
Julián Villagrán - Grupo 7

Best Supporting Actress
Candela Peña - Una pistola en cada mano

Best Male Newcomer
Joaquín Núñez - Grupo 7

Best Female Newcomer
Macarena García - Blancanieves

I watched the first couple of hours of the ceremony live online and caught up with the rest of the results this morning. Overall, there was a fairly combative stance in the face of the IVA rise and the Spanish government’s economic policy more generally (with the most personal of the criticisms of social cuts –of the speeches that I’ve seen so far– in Candela Peña’s acceptance speech, and the most elegantly-stated in Maribel Verdú’s). Otherwise los Goya 2013 were notable for splitting the Director and Film categories (they are usually won by the same film) and for giving José Sacristán his first Goya (from his first ever nomination). El País has a round-up of the show (including video footage of highlights) and Fotogramas has photos of everything from the red carpet to the after show party.