David Trueba is no longer a Goya Awards bridesmaid…
The 44-year-old Spanish novelist, film director and screenwriter, previously nominated for eight Goya Awards, picked up multiple awards at the 28th edition of Spain’s equivalent to the Academy Awards.
Trueba earned Best Director and Best Original Screenplay honors for writing and helming his hit Spanish film Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados (Living is Easy With Eyes Closed).
The film also landed the Spanish Film Academy’s top prize for Best Film.
Trueba’s film, based on the true story of an English teacher who motivated his students using Beatles music, beat out Gracias Querejeta’s 15 Years and a Day, Manuel Martin Cuenca’s Cannibal, Daniel Sanchez Arevalo’s Family United and Fernando Franco’s Wounded.
Meanwhile, Alex de la Iglesia’s fantastical Witching & Bitching swept up eight categories, including most of the technical awards, while Living took six awards — among them original score and lead actor.
Editor Fernando Franco won the best new director award for his directorial debut Wounded, while Marian Alvarez won the best actress statue, snagging it in a symbolically young group of actresses with the youngest average age ever for the category.
Miguel Ferrari’s Azul y no Tan Rosa won Venezuela’s first Goya ever for the Best Ibero-American film.
Here’s a complete list of this year’s Goya Award winner:
Film Living is Easy with Eyes Closed Fernando Trueba P.C., S.A.
Director David Trueba for Living is Easy with Eyes Closed
New Director Fernando Franco for Wounded
Original Screenplay David Trueba for Living is Easy with Eyes Closed
Adapted Screenplay Mariano Barroso and Alejandro Hernandez for Todas las Mujeres
Lead Actor Javier Camara for Living is Easy with Eyes Closed
Lead Actress Marian Alvarez for Wounded
Supporting Actor Roberto Alamo for Family United
Supporting Actress Terele Pavez for Witching & Bitching
New Actor Javier Pereira for Stockholm
New Actress Natalia de Molina for Living is Easy with Eyes Closed
Artistic Director Arturo Garcia Biaffra, Jose Luis Arrizabalaga for Witching & Bitching
Production Design Carlos Bernases for Witching & Bitching
Original Score Pat Metheny for Living is Easy with Eyes Closed
Original Song Do You Really Want to Be in Love? By Josh Rouse for Family United
Photography Pau Esteve Birba for Cannibal
Editing Pablo Blanco for Witching & Bitching
Wardrobe Francisco Delgado Lopez for Witching & Bitching
Hair and makeup Maria Dolores Gomez Castro, Javier Hernandez Valentin, Pedro Rodriguez and Francisco J. Rodriguez Frias for Witching & Bitching
Sound Charly Schmukler and Nicolas de Poulpiquet for Witching & Bitching
Special Effect Juan Ramon Molina and Ferran Piquer for Witching & Bitching
Animated Feature Foosball, Jempsa, S.Al, Plural Jempsa and Antena 3
Documentary Feature Las Maestras de la Republica, directed by Pilar Perez Solano
IberoAmerican Film Azul y no Tan Rosa, directed by Miguel Ferrari (Venezuela)
European Film Amour directed by Michael Haneke (Austria)
Fiction Short Abstenerse Agenciasby Gaizka Urresti
Documentary Short Minerita by Raul de la Fuente
Animated Short Cuerdas directed by Pedro Solis Garcia
Honorary Goya Jaime de Arminan