Pablo Berger’s Blancanieves has proven to be the belle of the ball at this year’s Goya Awards…
The 49-year-old Spanish director’s silent, black-and-white film, a retelling of the Snow White story, earned 10 statues, including the top prize for Best Film, at the Spanish Film Academy‘s annual awards show, Spain’s equivalent of the Academy Awards.
Maribel Verdu, who said she’s “grown to enjoy playing the bad guy,” won her second Goya for her role as the evil stepmother in Blancanieves. The 42-year-old Spanish actress edged out Naomi Watts, Penélope Cruz and Aida Folch for the award.
Blancanieves’ re-imagined Snow White, Macarena Garcia, was named New Actress. It’s the 24-year-old Spanish actress’ first starring role.
Paco Delagado, currently nominated for an Oscar for his costume design work for Les Miserables, won the Goya for his work on Blancanieves, which included the creation of 18 different costumes for Verdu’s character.
Meanwhile, Juan Antonio Bayona’s dramatic The Impossible, which has broken box office records in Spain, scored five awards, including the Goya for Best Director.
Bayona brought down the house when he left the stage after receiving his Goya to present it to Maria Belon, the mother of the real-life family that survived the 2004 tsunami upon which the film is based.
Here’s the complete list of winners:
Juan Antonio Bayona for The Impossible
Jose Sacristan for The Dead Man and Being Happy
Maribel Verdu for Blancanieves
Pablo Berger for Blancanieves
Javier Barreira, Gorka Magallon, Ignacio del Moral, Jordi Gasull and Neil Landau for Tad, the Lost Explorer
Julian Villagran for Grupo 7
Candela Pena for Una Pistola en Cada Mano
Sandra Hermida Muniz for The Impossible
Alain Bainee For Blancanieves
Kiko de la Rica for Blancanieves
Pau Costa and Felix Berges for The Impossible
Paco Delgado for Blancanieves
Bernat Vilaplano and Elena Ruiz for The Impossible
Peter Glossop, Marc Orts, Oriol Tarrago for The Impossible
Alfonso Villalonga for Blancanieves
No Te Puedo Encontrar from Blancanieves
Joaquin Nunez for Grupo 7
Makeup and Hair
Sylvie Imbert and Fermin Galan for Blancanieves
Macarena Garcia for Blancanieves
Enrique Gato for Tad, the Lost Explorer
Animated Feature Film
The Adventures of Tadeo Jones
Sons of the Clouds, The Last Colony
Juan de los Muertos (Cuba)
Jaime Maestro for El Vendedor de Humo
Esteban Crespo Garcia for Aquel no Era Yo
Sergio Oksman for A Story for the Modlins