'Solitary Fragments' Stole Goyas' Best Picture Awards From 'The Orphanage'
Expected to stand out at the Spanish awards equivalent to Academy Awards, "The Orphanage" lost two prestigious titles to understated femme drama "Solitary Fragments" which is originally entitled "La soledad". On Sunday, February 3, the Guillermo del Toro produced-horror mystery successfully nailed seven kudos at the 22nd Spanish Academy Goya Awards, but has to give up Best Picture and Best Director prizes to the Jaime Rosales directed-film.
Despite the unexpected lost, the Picturehouse Entertainment's movie starring Belen Rueda, Fernando Cayo and Geraldine Chaplin was still honored with Best Original Screenplay for Sergio Sanchez, and Best New Director for Juan Antonio Bayona. For the New Director prize, Bayona beat out Felix Viscarret for "Under the Stars", Tom Fernandez for "Suso's Tower" and David and Tristan Ulloa for "Pudor". Aside from the two awards, the film won five other honors, including Best Sound, Best Visual Effects and Best Art Direction.
The award for Best Actor went to "Under the Stars" actor Alberto San Juan, whereas the best actress hands down belonged to Maribel Verdu for her performance in "Seven Billiards Tables". Another "Billiards" star, actress Amparo Baro nailed the Best Supporting Actress recognition. For the Supporting Actor category, the award was given to Jose Manuel Cervino for "13 Roses".
Here is the complete list of the 22nd Spanish Academy Goya Awards' winners:
- Best Picture: "Solitary Fragments", Jaime Rosales
- Best Actress: Maribel Verdu, "Seven Billiards Tables"
- Best Actor: Alberto San Juan, "Under the Stars"
- Best Director: Jaime Rosales, "Solitary Fragments"
- Best Original Screenplay: Sergio Sanchez , "The Orphanage"
- Best Adapted Screenplay: Felix Viscarret, "Under the Stars"
- Best New Director: Juan Antonio Bayona, "The Orphanage"
- Best Foreign Spanish-Language: Lucia Puenzo, "XXY"
- Best Supporting Actress: Amparo Baro, "Seven Billiards Tables"
- Best Supporting Actor: Jose Manuel Cervino, "13 Roses"
- Best Breakthrough Performance, Actress: Manuela Velasco, "REC"
- Best Breakthrough Performance, Actor: Jose Luis Torrijo, "Solitary Fragments"
- Best Cinematography: Jose Luis Alcaine, "13 Roses"
- Best Editing: David Gallart, "REC"
- Best Original Score: Roque Banos, "13 Roses"
- Best Sound: Xavi Mas, Marc Orts, Oriol Tarrago, "The Orphanage"
- Best Visual Effects: David Marti, Montse Ribe, Pau Costa, Enric Masip, Lluis Castells and Jordi San Agustin, "The Orphanage"
- Best Makeup and Hair Design: Lola Lopez and Itziar Arrieta, "The Orphanage"
- Best Documentary Feature: "Invisibles", Isabel Coixet, Wim Wenders, Fernando Leon de Aranoa, Mariano Barroso and Javier Corcuera
- Best Original Song: "Fado da saudade" from "Fados" by Fernando Pinto Do Amaral and Carlos Do Carmo
- Best Art Direction: Josep Rosell, "The Orphanage"
- Best Costume Design: Lena Mossum, "13 Roses"
- Best Animated Short Film: "Tadeo Jones", Enrique Gato Borregan
- Best Live-Action Short Film: "Salvador", de Abdelatif Abdeselam Hamed
- Best Documentary Short Film: "El hombre feliz", Isabel Lucina Gil Marque
- Best Animated Feature: "Nocturna", Victor Maldonado, Adria Garcia
- Best Line Production: Sandra Hermida, "The Orphanage"
- Lifetime Achievement: Alfredo Landa
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