Juan Antonio Bayona’s “A Monster Calls” bagged nine of the 12 nominations – including best director – becoming the most awarded film at the 31st edition of the annual Spanish Academy of Motion Pictures Goya Awards.
However, Raul Arevalo’s “Tarde para la ira” (The Fury of a Patient Man) took home the best movie award.
Bayona’s film, which was among the favorites, bagged the awards for best director, photography, makeup and hairstyles, art direction, production supervision, special effects, original score, sound, and editing.
Tarde para la ira, on its part, had 11 nominations and won four – best movie, best new director, best supporting actor (Manolo Solo) and best original screenplay (Arevalo and David Pulido).
Alberto Rodriguez’s “El hombre de las mil caras” (The Man with a Thousand Faces), which also had 11 nominations, bagged two awards – best adapted screenplay and best new actor.
Meanwhile, Pedro Almodovar’s “Julieta”, which had seven nominations, managed just one award – best actress for Emma Suarez, who took home a double as she also bagged the best supporting actress for “La otra piel” (The other skin).
Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s “Que Dios nos perdone” (May God forgive us), which also had several nominations, also took home just one award – best actor for Roberto Alamo.
Madrid, february 5, 2017, EFE/PracticaEspañol