The 25th Goya Awards


The Goya Awards, known in Spanish as los Premios Goya, are Spain’s main national film awards, considered by many in Spain, and internationally, to be the Spanish equivalent of the American Academy Awards.

Los Premios Goyas were established in 1987, a year after the founding of the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España (Spanish Academy of Cinematic Art and Science). The first awards ceremony took place on 16 March 1987. The ceremony continues to take place annually and awards are given to films produced during the previous year. The award itself is a small bronze bust of Francisco de Goya created by sculptor José Luis Fernández.

The 25th Goya Awards were given on 13 February 2011 to honour the best in Spanish films of 2010. Pa Negre’ (‘Black Bread’) by Agustí Villaronga took nine awards, including Best Film and Best Director. Javier Bardem won the best actor award for his role in ‘Biutiful’ by Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu. The Goya award for best European film went to ‘The King’s Speech’.

I have not seen ‘Pa Negre’ yet but I’m planning to go and see it soon. Stay tuned.

For additional information see 25th Goya Awards at Wikipedia.

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