‘The Girls’ Scoops Best Picture at 2021 Goya Awards

The Pilar Palomero-directed movie wins big at this year’s Goya Awards in Spain as it collects the top prizes including Best Picture and Best New Director.

AceShowbizPilar Palomero‘s “The Girls” triumphed at Spain’s Goya Awards on Saturday (06Mar21) , picking up picture, screenplay, and cinematography prizes.

The film also landed Palomero a Best New Director honour.

There were also multiple wins for Salvador Calvo‘s “Adu” including Best Director and Best Production Design, “Ane” including a Best Actress win for Patricia Lopez, and “Akelarre“. Mario Casas was named Best Actor for his role in “No mataras“.

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The 35th Goya Awards, hosted by Antonio Banderas, featured stars receiving trophies virtually or on-site at an audience-less Teatro del Soho CaixaBank.

Pedro Almodovar, Penelope Cruz, and Paz Vega were among the presenters while Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Charlize Theron were among the Hollywood A-listers who recorded special messages.

The full list of winners is:

  • Best Film: “The Girls” (Pilar Palomero)
  • Best Director: Salvador Calvo (“Adu“)
  • Best New Director: Pilar Palomero (“The Girls“)
  • Best Actress: Patricia Lopez Arnaiz (“Ane“)
  • Best Actor: Mario Casas (“No mataras“)
  • Best Supporting Actress: Nathalie Poza (“Rosa’s Wedding“)
  • Best Supporting Actor: Alberto San Juan (“Sentimental“)
  • Best New Actress: Jone Laspiur (“Ane“)
  • Best New Actor: Adam Nourou (“Adu“)
  • Best Original Screenplay: Pilar Palomero (“The Girls“)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: David & Marina Perez Sanudo (“Ane“)
  • Best Production Design: Ana Parra & Luis Fernandez Lago (“Adu“)
  • Best Cinematography: Daniela Cajias (“The Girls“)
  • Best Editing: Sergio Jimenez (“The Year of the Discovery“)
  • Best Art Direction: Mikel Serrano (“Akelarre“)
  • Best Costume Design: Nerea Torrijos (“Akelarre“)
  • Best Makeup & Hair: Beata Wotjowicz & Ricardo Molina (“Akelarre“)
  • Best Sound: Eduardo Esquide, Jamaica Ruiz Garcia, Juan Ferro, & Nicolas de Poulpiquet (“Adu“)
  • Best Special Effects: Mariano Garcia Marty & Ana Rubio (“Akelarre“)
  • Best Original Music: Aranzazu Calleja & Maite Arroitajauregi (“Akelarre“)
  • Best Original Song: “Que no, que no” by Maria Rozalen (“Rosa’s Wedding“)
  • Best Animated Feature: “Turu, the Wacky Hen” (Eduardo Gondell & Victor Monigote)
  • Best Documentary: “The Year of the Discovery” (Luis Lopez Carrasco)
  • Best Ibero-American Film: “Forgotten We’ll Be” (Fernando Trueba)

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