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Sunday, February 05, 2017

31st Goya Award Winners


According to award official site news, last night awards ceremony lasted for 3 hours (10 minutes less than last year) and was seen locally by 3.6 million viewers which is lower than last year. No, this year did not watch the ceremony as was not in the mood to stand a long ceremony where films that I didn't enjoy were going to be honored with awards and a high-deserved film was going to be ignored.  Unfortunately I was right, so I'm glad that I didn't wasted 3 hours of my life, sigh.

As expected Julieta by Pedro Almodovar was excluded from top awards confirming once again that local industry does not like their most famous master filmmaker.  Top honor goes to a first-feature director who happens to be an actor I do not enjoy, Tarde para la Ira (The Fury of a Patient Man) by Raúl Arévalo and Best Director goes to J. A. Bayona for his English-spoken non-Spaniard cast film A Monster Calls. Alright Best Actress went to Emma Suárez for her performance in Julieta, which is the only Goya award Julieta got.

As  a matter of fact Emma went to win the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress award which is a great accomplishment for the actress but also speaks about the lack of  remarkable performances by Spanish actresses in Spanish-spoken film in Spain-made films.

To sort of confirm what I mention in the above paragraph, the big winner of the night is none other than the English-spoken with non-Spaniard cast, A Monster Calls that collected nine (9) awards.

Worth mentioning, this edition gave the Goya de Honor (Honorary Goya) to Ana Belén.

Here are the winners in some categories.

Best Film: Tarde para la Ira (The Fury of a Patient Man)
Best Ibero-American Film: El Ciudadano Ilustre (The Distinguished Citizen), Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn , Argentina
Best European Film: Elle, Paul Verhoeven, France

Best Director: J. A. Bayona for A Monster Calls
Best New Director: Raúl Arévalo for Tarde para la Ira (The Fury of a Patient Man)

Best Actress: Emma Suárez in Julieta
Best Supporting Actress: Emma Suárez in La Propera Pell (The Next Skin), Isa Campo and Isaki Lacuesta
Best Female Newcomer: Anna Castillo in El Olivo (The Olive Tree), Icíar Bollaín

Best Actor: Roberto Alamo in Por Que Dios nos Perdone, Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Best Supporting Actor: Manolo Solo in Tarde para la Ira (The Fury of a Patient Man)
Best Newcomer: Carlos Santos in  El Hombre de las Mil Caras (The Man with Thousand Faces)

Best Original Screenplay: David Pulido and Raúl Arévalo for Tarde para la Ira (The Fury of a Patient Man)
Best Adapted Screenplay:Alberto Rodríguez and Rafael Cobos for El Hombre de las Mil Caras (The Man with Thousand Faces)
Best Cinematography: Oscar Faura for A Monster Calls

To check winners in all categories go official site here, available only in Spanish.

One photo from last night.

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