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GOYAS 2012

Enrique Urbizu makes triumphant comeback at Goya awards

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Enrique Urbizu makes triumphant comeback at Goya awards

The thriller No habrá paz para los malvados [+see also:
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by Bilbao native Enrique Urbizu, was the great winner of the Goya awards ceremony yesterday in Madrid, where it swept away no less than six awards, for Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Actor for José Coronado, Best Montage, and Best Sound. With these six awards, Spain’s Academy of the Arts and Cinematrographic Sciences honoured Urbizo’s return to the limelight after eight years. Until now, the director enjoyed greater recognition in the filmmaking circles than among the general public.

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Besides the victory of Lazona and Telecinco Cinema’s production, there were no great disappointments in store yesterday, as all the favourites walked away with prizes. Among these, The Skin I Live In [+see also:
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by Pedro Almodóvar was perhaps the film that had the most reason to feel disappointed not to be the grand winner, but however took away four awards (Best Actress for Elena Anaya, Best New Actor for Jan Cornet, curiously for interpreting the same character as Anaya, Best Original Soundtrack for Alberto Iglesias, as well as Best Make-Up and Hair), the same amount as Blackthorn [+see also:
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by Mateo Gil (Best Photography, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, and Best Production Management), and one more than Eva [+see also:
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by Kike Mailló (Best Supporting Actor Lluis Homar, Best New Director, and Best Special Effects) and The Sleeping Voice [+see also:
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by Benito Zambrano (Best Supporting Actress for Ana Wagener, Best New Actress for María León, and Best Original Song).

Last but not least, Wrinkles [+see also:
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, the animation film by Ignacio Ferreras, was awarded two Goyas. It confirmed widespread hopes by winning the award for Best Animation Film, but also won Best Screenplay Adaptation overall, sweeping the carpet from under the feet of other films such as The Skin I Live In and Katmandú, un espejo en el cielo [+see also:
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by Icíar Bollaín. With the award, Wrinkles has become the first ever animation film to win an artistic Goya outside the awards especially reserved for animation films.

Complete list of the winners:

BEST FILM
No habrá paz para los malvados by Enrique Urbizu

BEST DIRECTOR
Enrique Urbizu (No habrá paz para los malvados)

BEST ACTOR
José Coronado (No habrá paz para los malvados)

BEST ACTRESS
Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Lluis Homar (Eva)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Ana Wagener (The Sleeping Voice)

BEST NEW ACTOR
Jan Cornet (The Skin I Live In)

BEST NEW ACTRESS
María León (The Sleeping Voice)

BEST NEW DIRECTOR
Kike Maíllo (Eva)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Enrique Urbizu, Michel Gaztambide (No habrá paz para los malvados)

BEST SCREENPLAY ADAPTATION
Ángel Cruz, Ignacio Ferreras, Paco Roca, Rosanna Cecchini (Wrinkles)

BEST MONTAGE
Pablo Blanco (No habrá paz para los malvados)

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY
Juan Antonio Ruiz Anchía (Blackthorn)

BEST ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
Alberto Iglesias (The Skin I Live In)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Nana de la hierbabuena” (The Sleeping Voice)

BEST ART DIRECTION
Juan Pedro de Gaspar (Blackthorn)

BEST PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
Andrés Santana (Blackthorn)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Clara Bilbao (Blackthorn)

BEST MAKE-UP AND / OR HAIR
Karmele Soler, David Martí, Manolo Carretero (The Skin I Live In)

BEST SOUND
Marcos de Oliveira, Royo-Villanova (No habrá paz para los malvados)

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
Arturo Balseiro, Lluis Castells (Eva)

BEST EUROPEAN FILM
The Artist [+see also:
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by Michel Hazanavicius

BEST LATIN AMERICAN FILM
Chinese Take-Away [+see also:
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by Sebastián Borensztein

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Escuchando al juez Garzón by Isabel Coixet

BEST ANIMATION FILM
Wrinkles by Ignacio Ferreras

BEST SHORT FILM
El barco pirata

BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM
Birdboy

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM
Regreso a Viridiana

(Translated from Spanish)

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