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GOYA 2022

The Good Boss adds six Goyas to its haul of statuettes

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- Director Fernando León de Aranoa also took home the Award for Best Screenplay, while Javier Bardem picked up Best Lead Actor for the movie

The Good Boss adds six Goyas to its haul of statuettes
The team behind The Good Boss, with Fernando León de Aranoa at the front, picking up his Goya Award for Best Film

Very few surprises were in store at the 36th edition of the Goya Awards ceremony, which ended up being just as tedious and overlong as other recent editions. During this year’s presentation of the prizes handed out by the Spanish Academy of Film Arts and Sciences, the big favourite (given that it started off the night with a record 20 nominations), The Good Boss [+see also:
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, scooped six Goyas: Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay (with both jobs having been fulfilled by Fernando León de Aranoa), Best Lead Actor (for the chameleonic Javier Bardem), Best Original Score and Best Editing.

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This year’s Goyas were fairly evenly spread: Libertad [+see also:
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interview: Clara Roquet
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]
won two (Best New Director for Clara Roquet and Best Supporting Actress for the vice-president of the Spanish Film Academy, Nora Navas), Mediterráneo: The Law of the Sea [+see also:
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picked up three gongs (Best Cinematography, Best Production Supervision and Best Original Song), Maixabel [+see also:
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interview: Icíar Bollaín
film profile
]
a further three (Best New Actress for María Cerezuela, a very well-deserved Best Supporting Actor for Urko Olazabal and Best Lead Actress for Blanca Portillo), and The Laws of the Border [+see also:
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five (Best New Actor for Chechu Salgado; Best Adapted Screenplay for Daniel Monzón, its director, and Jorge Guerricaechevarría, who based it on the novel by Javier Cercas; Best Hair and Make-up; Best Art Direction; and Best Costumes).

The big loser of the night was undoubtedly Parallel Mothers [+see also:
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, which didn’t go home with a single award from among the eight it was in the running for, despite the fact that its lead, Penélope Cruz, is Oscar-nominated for her work on the movie (see the news), as is the composer of its soundtrack, Alberto Iglesias, who didn’t even get a Goya nod for his efforts (although he did for Maixabel). Nonetheless, Pedro Almodóvar and his current pet actress were in attendance in Valencia – where this year’s ceremony was held – to hand out the first-ever International Goya to Australia’s Cate Blanchett, who has boarded the new project by the Manchegan filmmaker, A Manual for Cleaning Women, based on the collection of short stories of the same name by late author Lucia Berlin. A very smart start to a great promotional campaign.

Here is the full list of winners:

Best Film
The Good Boss [+see also:
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– Fernando León de Aranoa

Best Director
Fernando León de Aranoa - The Good Boss

Best New Director
Clara Roquet – Libertad [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Clara Roquet
film profile
]
(Spain/Belgium)

Best Lead Actress
Blanca Portillo - Maixabel [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Icíar Bollaín
film profile
]

Best Lead Actor
Javier Bardem – The Good Boss

Best Supporting Actress
Nora Navas – Libertad

Best Supporting Actor
Urko Olazabal – Maixabel

Best New Actress
María Cerezuela – Maixabel

Best New Actor
Chechu Salgado - The Laws of the Border [+see also:
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trailer
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]

Best Original Screenplay
Fernando León de Aranoa - The Good Boss

Best Adapted Screenplay
Daniel Monzón and Jorge Guerricaechevarría - The Laws of the Border

Best Documentary Film
Who’s Stopping Us [+see also:
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interview: Jonás Trueba
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]
– Jonás Trueba

Best Animated Film
Valentina [+see also:
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]
Chelo Loureiro

Best Latin American Film
The Cordillera of Dreams [+see also:
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– Patricio Guzmán (Chile/France)

Best European Film
Another Round [+see also:
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– Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark/Sweden/Netherlands)

Best Cinematography
Kiko de la Rica – Mediterráneo: The Law of the Sea [+see also:
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]
(Spain/Greece)

Best Editing
Vanessa L Marimbert - The Good Boss

Best Production Supervision
Albert Espel and Kostas Sfakianakis – Mediterráneo: The Law of the Sea

Best Art Direction
Balter Gallart - The Laws of the Border

Best Costume Design
Vinyet Escobar - The Laws of the Border

Best Hair and Make-up
Sarai Rodríguez, Benjamín Pérez and Nacho Díaz - The Laws of the Border

Best Special Effects
Pau Costa and Laura Pedro - The Vault [+see also:
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Best Sound
Daniel Fontrodona, Oriol Tarragó, Marc Bech and Marc Orts – Out of Sync [+see also:
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interview: Juanjo Giménez
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]
(Spain/Lithuania/France)

Best Original Song
Te espera el mar”, María José Llergo (Mediterráneo: The Law of the Sea)

Best Original Score
Zeltia Montes - The Good Boss

Best Animated Short
The Monkey - Lorenzo Degl'Innocenti and Xosé Zapata

Best Documentary Short
Mama – Pablo de la Chica

Best Fictional Short
Tótem loba – Verónica Echegui

Honorary Goya
José Sacristán

International Goya
Cate Blanchett

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(Translated from Spanish)

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