Volver And Pan's Labyrinth Triumph At Goya Awards

PEDRO ALMODOVAR's VOLVER picked up five honours at the Goya Awards in Madrid, Spain last night (28JAN07), including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress for PENELOPE CRUZ. The movie, which had received 14 nominations, also won Best Original Soundtrack for ALBERTO IGLESIAS. On collecting her Best Actress award, Cruz said, "This award is very important, very special for me. I am going to try not to cry because I'm a disaster, and these 30 seconds are not going to be enough." PAN'S LABYRINTH, which is nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at next month's (FEB07) Oscars, collected the most awards - seven in total, including Best Original Screenplay for Mexican writer/director GUILLERMO DEL TORO. Del Toro said, "My relationship with Spain as a filmmaker is one of profound admiration and respect... that began with the hand of Pedro (Almodovar)." Elsewhere, JUAN DIEGO won Best Actor for VETE DE MI, while STEPHEN FREAR's THE QUEEN won Best European film. The full list of winners is: Best Picture - VOLVER Best Actress - PENELOPE CRUZ in VOLVER Best Actor - JUAN DIEGO in VETE DE MI Best Director - PEDRO ALMODOVAR for VOLVER Best Original Screenplay - GUILLERMO DEL TORO for PAN'S LABYRINTH Best Adapted Screenplay - LLUIS ARCARAZO for SALVADOR Best First-Time Director - DANIEL SANCHEZ AREVALO for DARKBLUEALMOSTBLACK Best European Film - THE QUEEN Best Foreign Spanish-Language Film - LAS MANOS by ALEJANDRO DORIA (Argentina) Best Supporting Actress - CARMEN MAURA in VOLVER Best Supporting Actor - ANTONIO DE LA TORRE in DARKBLUEALMOSTBLACK Best Breakthrough Performance, Actor - QUIM GUTIERREZ in DARKBLUEALMOSTBLACK Best Breakthrough Performance, Actress - IVANA BAQUERO in PAN'S LABYRINTH Best Animated Feature - THE HAIRY TOOTH FAIRY by JUAN PABLO BUSCARENI Best Art Direction - BENJAMIN FERNANDEZ for ALATRISTE Best Cinematography - GUILLERMO NAVARRO for PAN'S LABYRINTH Best Line Production - CRISTINA ZUMARRAGA for ALATRISTE Best Documentary Short - CASTANUELA 70, EL TEATRO PROHIBIDO by MANUEL CALVO and OLGA MARGALLO Best Animated Short Film - EL VIAJE DE SAID by COKE RIOBOO Best Live-Action Short Film - A CIEGAS by SALVADOR GOMEZ CUENCA Best Visual Effects - DAVID MARTI, MONTSE RIBE, REYES ABADES, EVERET BURRELL, EDUARD IRASTORZA and EMILIO RUIZ for PAN'S LABYRINTH Best Costume Design - FRANCESCA SARTORI for ALATRISTE Best Documentary Feature - CINEASTAS EN ACCION by CARLOS BENPAR Best Film Editing - BERNAT VILLAPLANA for PAN'S LABYRINTH Best Sound - MIGUEL POLO and MARTIN HERNANDEZ for PAN'S LABYRINTH Best Original Score - ALBERTO IGLESIAS for VOLVER Best Original Song - TIEMPO PEQUENO by BEBE and LUCIO GODOY, from THE EDUCATION OF A FAIRY Best Make-Up And Hair Design - JOSE QUETGLAS and BLANCA SANCHEZ for PAN'S LABYRINTH Lifetime Achievement Award - TEDDY VILLALBA.


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