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Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘Pain and Glory’ triumphs at Goyas

Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory won best film, best director and best actor for Antonio Banderas among a total of 7 awards at last night’s Goyas – the ‘Spanish Oscars’. It also collected the awards for best original screenplay (Almodóvar himself), best editing, best original music, and a best supporting actress award for Julieta Serrano.

The film, also in competition for best foreign film at the Academy Awards this year, is closely based on Almodóvar’s life and work – a ‘thinly disguised autobiography’.

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Alejandro Amenábar’s Spanish Civil War epic While at War (Mientras dure la guerra) had received 17 Goya nominations ahead of Pain and Glory’s 16. In the end it won 5 awards for best production design, art direction, best makeup and hair design, best costume design – as well as the best supporting actor Goya for Eduard Fernández.

This year’s Honorary Goya (the lifetime achievement award) went to Pepa Flores, better known as Marisol, a child actress who starred in many musicals in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Pedro Almodóvar receiving the Goya for Best Director at the ceremony in Malaga on 25 January 2020. (Photo Premios Goya / Twitter @PremiosGoya)

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The 34th Goya Awards took place in the south of Spain on Saturday evening to honour the best Spanish films of 2019, presented by Andreu Buenafuente and Silvia Abril. The Spanish Film Academy (Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España) chose the Palacio de Deportes José María Martín Carpena basketball arena in the Andalusian city of Malaga.

It was the third time overall and second consecutive time that the ceremony has been held outside of Madrid. The 14th edition was held in Barcelona, and last year’s 33rd edition was held in Seville.

Sunday’s event was attended by Spain’s newly elected prime minister Pedro Sánchez and the new culture minister, José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes.

ALSO READ: Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘Pain and Glory’ to represent Spain at Oscars

Here’s the full list of the 2020 Goya winners:

Best film
Pain and Glory

Best direction
Pedro Almodóvar for Pain and Glory

New director
Belén Funes for A Thief’s Daughter

Best actor
Antonio Banderas for Pain and Glory

Best actress
Belén Cuesta for The Endless Trench

Supporting actor
Eduard Fernández for While at War

Supporting actress
Julieta Serrano for Pain and Glory

Best original screenplay
Pedro Almodóvar for Pain and Glory

Best adapted screenplay
Benito Zambrano, Daniel Remón and Pablo Remón for Out in the Open

Best Cinematography
Mauro Hercé for Fire Will Come

Best original music
Alberto Iglesias for Pain and Glory

Best original song
Intemperie by Javier Ruibal for Out in the Open

Best new actor
Enric Auquer for Eye for an Eye

Best new actress
Benedicta Sánchez for Fire Will Come

Best animated film
Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles by Salvador Simó

Best Iberoamerican film 
Heroic Losers by Sebastián Borensztein, Argentina

Best European film
Les Misérables by Ladj Ly, France

Best documentary
Ara Malikian: una vida entre las cuerdas by Nata Moreno

Best live-action short film
Suc de Síndria by Irene Moray

Best animated short film
Madrid 2120 by José Luís Quirós, Paco Sáez

Best documentary short
Our Life as Refugee Children in Europe by Silvia Venegas

Best editing
Teresa Font for Pain and Glory

Best production design
Carla Pérez de Albéniz for While at War

Best costume design
Sonia Grande for While at War

Best art direction
Juan Pedro de Gaspar for While at War

Best sound
Inaki Díez, Alazne Ameztoy, Xanti Salvador, Nacho Royo-Villanova for The Endless Trench

Best make-up and hair design
Ana López-Puigcerver, Belén López-Puigcerver, Nacho Díaz for While at War

Best special effects
Mario Campoy, Inaki Madariaga for The Platform

Honorary Goya
Pepa Flores

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