We stayed up until almost one watching the 21st Premios Goya, Spain's equivalent of the Academy Awards. Here are the results, for those of you who have been wanting to know:
Best Film: Volver
Presented by Santiago Segura (worst)
Best Director: Pedro Almodóvar, Volver.
Presented by Alejandro Amenábar, accepted by Penélope Cruz in Pedro’s absence
Best Production Designer: Cristina Zumárraga, Alatriste
Best Director of Photography: Guillermo Navarro, El laberinto del fauno.
Cool quote: “¡Viva España y viva México!”
Best Editing/Montage: Bernat Villaplana, El laberinto
Best Actress: Penélope Cruz, Volver
Best Actor: Juan Diego, Vete de mi
Best Supporting Actress: Carmen Maura, Volver
Best Original Screenplay: Guillermo del Toro, El laberinto del fauno
Best Adapted Screenplay: Lluís Alcarazo, Salvador
Best Original Music: Alberto Iglesias, Volver
Best New Director: Daniel Sánchez-Arévalo, AzulOscuroCasiNegro
Best New Actor: Quim Gutiérrez, AzulOscuroCasiNegro
Best New Actress: Ivana Baquero, El laberinto del fauno
Best European Film: Stephen Frears, The Queen [No show]
The show was presided over by José Corbacho, who may even give Ellen Degeneres a run for her money for worst awards presenter ever (although we do not blame him for the poor writing, choreography and misplaced envelopes). But we are going to have to wait to see how Ellen does. Maybe she will surprise us. You never know with her. We will hope for the best.
We are happy that Volver won best picture, although we were kinda pulling for El laberinto del fauno. We liked that one a lot. Ivana Baquero and Sergi López were absolutely amazing. López makes a tremendous bad guy.