Pic nabs major kudos, 'Mortadelo' scoops bevy of tech nods
MADRID — Iciar Bollain’s domestic abuse drama “Take My Eyes” cleaned up at the 18th Spanish Academy Awards on Saturday, scooping Goyas for film, director, actor (Luis Tosar), actress (Laia Marull) and original screenplay (Bollain and Alicia Luna).“Eyes’ ” tally left only one top plaudit for another film: adapted screenplay, won by Isabel Coixet for the English-lingo, Sarah Polley starrer “My Life Without Me.” Spain’s biggest 2003 B.O. hit, “Mortadelo & Filemon: The Big Adventure” scooped a bevy of tech nods for line production, art direction, editing, makeup/hair design and f/x. Thesps Fernando Tejero and Maria Valverde also won predictable prizes for breakthrough perfs in “Football Days” and “The Weakness of the Bolshevik.” And “El Cid: The Legend” edged out “The Three Wise Men” in a — for once — hotly contested animated feature battle. There were surprises: Angeles Gonzalez-Sinde’s social-conscious drama “Sleeping Fortune” took new director; Jose Luis Lopez Linares’ portrait of amateur cineaste Madronita Andreu, “A Glimpse of Other Lives,” bested Julio Medem’s “Basque Ball” for documentary. Yet, for the second year running, the Academy Awards will be remembered as much for political mudslinging as its kudos count. Spain’s predominantly right-wing “Association of Victims of Terrorism” staged a demonstration outside the Goyas ceremony lambasting Medem’s talking-heads docu for allegedly supporting Basque terrorist org ETA. Academy members rallied round Medem, wearing stickers proclaiming “No to Terrorism” and yes to “Freedom of Speech.” The winners of the 18th Spanish Academy awards are . . . Film “Take My Eyes” Actress Laia Marull , “Take My Eyes” Actor: Luis Tosar, “Take My Eyes” Director Iciar Bollain , “Take My Eyes” European film “Good Bye Lenin!” Foreign Spanish-language film “Minimal Stories” Supporting actress Candela Pena, “Take My Eyes” Supporting actor Eduard Fernandez, “In the City” Original screenplay Iciar Bollain, “Take My Eyes” Adapted screenplay Isabel Coixet, “My Life Without Me” Cinematography Javier Aguirresarobe, “Soldiers of Salamina” Original Score Juan Bardem, “South From Granada” Breakthrough performance, actress Maria Valverde, “The Weakness of the Bolshevik” Breakthrough performance, actor Fernando Tejero, “Football Days” First-time director Angeles Gonzalez-Sinde: “Sleeping Fortune” Live-action short film “Suenos” Animated short film “Regare con lagrimas tus petalos” Documentary short “Los ninos de Nepal” Costume design Yvonne Blake, “Carmen” Art direction Cesar Macarron, “Mortadelo & Filemon: The Big Adventure” Editing Ivan Aledo, “Mortadelo & Filemon: The Big Adventure” Sound Eva Valino, Alfonso Pino, Pelayo Gutierrez, Jose L. Crespo, “Take My Eyes” Make-up and hair design Jose Antonio Sanchex, Paquita Nunez, “Mortadelo & Filemon: The Big Adventure” Special effects Raul Romanillos, Pau Costa, Julio Navarro, Feliz Berges, “Mortadelo & Filemon: The Big Adventure” Line production Luis Manso, Marina Ortiz, “Mortadelo & Filemon: The Big Adventure” Original song Chop Suey, “Humans Like You,” “My Life Without Me” Documentary Jose Luis Lopez Linares, “A Glimpse of Other Lives” Animated feature Jose Pozo, “El Cid: The Legend” Lifetime achievement Hector Alterio
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