‘The Girls’ wins Best Film at 35th Goya Awards

by Deborah Cater
Pilar Palomero’s The Girls wins best Film at 35th Goya Awards

Salvador Calvo’s Netflix drama Adú was a front runner with 13 nominations, including Best Film. However, that honour went to Pilar Palomero’s The Girls.

Pilar Palomero’s coming of age drama The Girls won the 2021 Goya Award for best film, Spain’s top film honour. Palomero, who is a first-time feature director, also won Goyas for best new director and best screenplay for her drama set in a convent school. The film also took home the cinematography award.

Florian Zeller’s Brit drama The Father, featuring Anthony Hopkins in the lead role, won Best European Film. Hopkins, his co-star Olivia Coleman and the film are anticipated to feature heavily in next week’s Oscar nominations.

New format for 35th Goya Awards

The 35th Goya Awards adopted a hybrid format due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Some received their awards on-site, while many discovered they were winners virtually. Antonio Banderas presented at an audience free Teatro del Soho CaixaBank.

Hollywood names

Among the Hollywood names presenting the event’s awards were Pedro Almódovar, Penélope Cruz, J.A. Bayona, Alejandro Amenábar and Paz Vega.

Hollywood names including Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern and Charlize Theron, sent pre-recorded messages.

The winners

The full list of winners are:

FILM
The Girls (Pilar Palomero)

DIRECTOR
Salvador Calvo (Adú)

NEW DIRECTOR
Pilar Palomero (The Girls)

ACTRESS
Patricia López Arnaiz (Ane)

ACTOR
Mario Casas (No matarás)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Nathalie Poza (Rosa’s Wedding)

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alberto San Juan (Sentimental)

NEW ACTRESS
Jone Laspiur (Ane)

NEW ACTOR
Adam Nourou (Adú)

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Pilar Palomero (The Girls)

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
David Pérez Sañudo, Marina Parés Pulido (Ane)

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PRODUCTION DESIGN
Ana Parra, Luis Fernández Lago (Adú)

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Daniela Cajías (The Girls)

EDITING
Sergio Jiménez (The Year of the Discovery)

ART DIRECTION
Mikel Serrano (Akelarre)

COSTUME DESIGN
Nerea Torrijos (Akelarre)

MAKEUP AND HAIR DESIGN
Beata Wotjowicz, Ricardo Molina (Akelarre)

SOUND
Eduardo Esquide, Jamaica Ruíz García, Juan Ferro, Nicolas de Poulpiquet (Adú)

SPECIAL EFFECTS
Mariano García Marty, Ana Rubio, (Akelarre)

ORIGINAL MUSIC
Aránzazu Calleja, Maite Arroitajauregi (Akelarre)

ORIGINAL SONG
“Que no, que no,” (María Rozalén for Rosa’s Wedding)

ANIMATED FEATURE
Turu, the Wacky Hen (Eduardo Gondell, Víctor Monigote)

DOCUMENTARY
The Year of the Discovery (Luis López Carrasco)

IBERO-AMERICAN FILM
Forgotten We’ll Be (Fernando Trueba, Colombia)

EUROPEAN PICTURE
The Father (Florian Zeller, U.K., France)

LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM
A la cara (Javier Marco)

DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Biography of a Woman’s Corpse (Mabel Lozano)

ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Blue & Malone: Casos imposibles (Abraham López Guerrero)

HONORARY GOYA
Angela Molina

 

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