“Women”, an intimate work about the passage to adolescence, was topped this Saturday as the greatest movie of the 12 months in a extensively distributed Goya Awards, whose gala maintained a sober tone on account of the coronavirus pandemic.
In a Soho theater in Malaga (south) with out an viewers and with the nominees collaborating via video calls, “Akelarre” additionally triumphed, a drama about the witch hunt in the seventh century that took 5 goyas, the largest variety of the evening, and “Adú”, a portrait of immigration, with 4 statuettes.
However past the cinematographic, the theme that marked the ceremony was the pandemic, in considered one of the European nations hardest hit by covid-19, with greater than 71,000 deaths.
In truth, the broadcast started with a minute of silence for the victims, after which the presenter, actor Antonio Banderas, despatched his “love, gratitude and solidarity” to all the households affected.
Banderas, co-host María Casado and the individuals who introduced the awards, together with Pedro Almodóvar, Penélope Cruz and Juan Antonio Bayona, had been the solely ones current at the theater.
– Messages of solidarity –
After saying that “Women” gained the important award, considered one of its producers, Alex Lafuente, thanked “all these authors, distributors, producers and unbiased cinemas who’ve had a very troublesome 12 months” on account of the pandemic through video name.
And the award for greatest movie was introduced by a nurse, representing well being personnel who’ve been at the forefront in the struggle towards the virus.
As an incentive, throughout the gala, movies had been proven with messages of help for the movie business in Spain from Hollywood stars akin to Robert de Niro, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Charlize Theron and Tom Cruise.
“A supportive hug to the colleagues of the Spanish cinema”, mentioned the British Emma Thompson in Spanish.
Along with profitable the most coveted award of this 35th version of the Spanish movie Oscars, “Las Chicas” gained three different goyas, considered one of them for greatest new route for the director Pilar Palomero.
Palomero’s first movie, the movie narrates the lack of innocence of a group of women who research at a nun’s faculty in Spain in the early nineties, in a nonetheless very conservative society.
Intimate and delicate story, “The ladies” snatched the important award from “Adú”, which got here as a nice favourite with 13 nominations, however solely gained 4 awards.
Amongst them, the Goya for greatest director for Salvador Calvo, a director who weaves collectively three interwoven tales with which he tries to place a face to the drama of clandestine emigration.
In the performing classes, Mario Casas managed to win the Goya after an intense profession as a collection and movie actor, for his main function in the thriller “You’ll not kill.”
In the feminine part, Patricia López Arnaiz triumphed, who satisfied the Movie Academy along with her function as a courageous mom and keen to do something to get her daughter again in the movie “Ane”.
– Colombia will get its first Goya –
“Akelarre”, the movie with the highest award with 5 statuettes, gained prizes in the technical classes, akin to costumes and particular results, for its staging of the witch hunt by the Inquisition in the Basque Nation in the 17th century.
The award for greatest Latin American movie was obtained by “The forgetfulness that we’ll be”, the first Colombian manufacturing to prevail in a part the place Argentine cinema has historically dominated.
Directed by the Spanish Fernando Trueba, the movie tells the story of the Colombian physician Héctor Abad Gómez assassinated by hitmen in 1987 and relies on the homonymous guide by his son, the novelist Héctor Abad Faciolince.
Throughout the gala, shorter than normal, the Madrid actress Ángela Molina obtained the Goya of Honor, for her greater than 4 many years of profession in which she labored with administrators akin to Luis Buñuel, Pedro Almodóvar, Giuseppe Tornatore and Ridley Scott.
The ceremony additionally served to pay tribute to Luis García Berlanga (“Welcome, Mister Marshall”, “The nationwide shotgun”), on the event of the centenary of his delivery.
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