Antxon Gómez Wins European Film Awards Prize for “Pain and Glory”

It’s certainly pain and glory for Antxon Gómez

The first eight 2019 European Filn Awards winners have been revealed ahead of next month’s official ceremony, with the 67-year-old Spanish production designer picking up one of the prizes.

Antxon Gómez

The first round of prizes sees eight craft categories named prior to the event. 

Gómez won the European Production Design award for his work on Pedro Alomodovar’s Pain and Glory. He’d previously been nominated for an EFA in 2011 for his work on another Almodovar project… The Skin I Live In.

Eduardo Esquidehas picked up his own award…

The Latino sound engineer won theEuropean Sound award alongside Nacho Royo-Villanovaand Laurent Chassaignefor their work on A Twelve-Year Night.

The jury for the initial eight winners were: Nadia Ben Rachid, editor, France: Vanja Černul, cinematographer, Croatia; Annette Focks, composer, Germany; Gerda Koekoek, hair and make-up artist, Netherlands; Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh, costume designer, Ireland; Artur Pinheiro, production designer, Portugal; Gisle Tveito, sound designer, Norway; István Vajda, visual effects, Hungary.

Almodovar is still up for the European FilmEuropean Director and European Screenwriter awards for Pain and Glory, while the film’s star Antonio Banderasis up for European Actor.