It’s a Lucky 7 for Pedro Almodovar…
The 70-year-old Spanish legendary filmmaker’s Pain and Glory swept the top categories at Spain’s Goya Awards.
The film earned a total of seven awards from 16 nominations.
Antonio Banderas, nominated for Best Actor at the Oscars, won the best actor award at the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences’ annual ceremony.
It’s his first Goya Award. He’d previously been nominated four times, including nods for his work in The Skin I Live Inand Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
Almodovar took home the best director and best screenplay awards.
Penelope Cruzlost out in the best actress category to Belen Cuestaof The Endless Trench.
Alejandro Amenabar’s While at War, the Spanish Civil Wardrama that came in with a leading 17 nominations, won five awards including Eduard Fernandez’s win for supporting actor.
Pain and Gloryplayed in competition this year at the Cannes Film Festival, where Banderas won the Best Actor prize and launched his awards-season run.
The film, which later became Spain’s Oscarentry in the Best International Feature Filmcategory, has grossed $35 million at the worldwide box office.
Here’s a look this year’s winners:
HONORARY GOYA: PEPA FLORES
BEST MOVIE: PAIN AND GLORY
BEST DIRECTOR: PEDRO ALMODÓVAR for Pain and Glory
BEST ACTOR: ANTONIO BANDERAS for Pain and Glory
BEST ACTRESS: BELÉN CUESTA by The Endless Trench
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: BENITO ZAMBRANO, DANIEL REMÓN AND PABLO REMÓN for Out In The Open
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: PEDRO ALMODÓVAR for Pain and Glory
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: EDUARD FERNÁNDEZ for While At War
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: JULIETA SERRANO for Pain and Glory
BEST NEW ACTOR: ENRIC AUQUER by Eye For An Eye
BEST NEW ACTRESS: BENEDICTA SÁNCHEZ for Fire Will Come
BEST BREAKOUT DIRECTOR: BELÉN FUNES by A Thief’s Daughter
BEST EUROPEAN FILM: Les miserables, by LADJ LY. (France)
BEST ANIMATION FILM: BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES, SALVADOR SIMÓ
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: CARLA PÉREZ DE ALBENIZ for While At War
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM: Ara Malikian: A Life Among Strings, NATA MORENO
BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS: MARIO CAMPOY AND IÑAKI MADARIAGA for The Platform
BEST SOUND: IÑAKI DÍEZ, ALAZNE AMEZTOI, XANTI SÁLVADOR and NACHO ROYO VILLANOVA for The Endless Trench
BEST COSTUME DESIGN: SONIA GRANDE for While At War
BEST IBEROAMERICAN FILM: HEROIC LOSERS, SEBASTIÁN BORENSZTEIN (ARGENTINA / SPAIN)
BEST ORIGINAL SONG: JAVIER RUÍBAL for La intemperie
BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC: ALBERTO IGLESIAS by Pain and Glory
BEST MAKEUP AND HAIR: ANA LÓPEZ-PUIGCERVER, BELÉN LÓPEZ-PUIGCERVER AND NACHO DÍAZ for While At War
BEST ARTISTIC DIRECTION: JUAN PERDRO DE GASPAR for While At War
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: MAURO HARCE for What Burns
BEST EDITING: TERESA FONT FOR Pain And Glory
BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM: SUC DE SÍNDRIA, IRENE MORAY
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM: OUR LIFE AS REFUGEE CHILDREN IN EUROPE, SILVA VENEGAS VENEGAS
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM: MADRID 2120, JOSÉ LUIS QUIRÓS AND PACO SÁEZ