Urbizu's cop drama takes six kudos
MADRID — Enrique Urbizu’s noirish cop drama “No Rest for the Wicked” won six prizes Sunday night at the 26th Spanish Academy Goya Awards, including film, director, original screenplay and actor for Jose Coronado.
Best actress went to Elena Anaya for Pedro Almodovar’s “The Skin I Live In,” which also took breakthrough actor (Jan Cornet) original music (Alberto Iglesias) and makeup.
Spain’s Academy Awards were spread more evenly than at any Goya kudosfest in recent years, which could be seen as a sign of the quality of competing pics.
“No Rest” portrays police ineptitude in the run up to Madrid’s 2004 terrorist bombing.
Produced by Telecinco Cinema and Lazona, it’s Urbizu’s comeback after an eight-year hiatus. Pic cumed a standout $5.4 million B.O. in Spain, distributed by WB.
An autumnal Western starring Sam Shepard, Mateo Gil’s “Blackthorn” won four Goyas, including cinematography (Juan Antonio Ruiz Anchia).
Maria Leon, who won actress at September’s San Sebastian Festival, picked up the breakthrough perf Goya for her role in Benito Zambrano’s “The Sleeping Voice.”
Spain’s first robot film, “Eva,” won three Goyas, including first-time director for Kike Maillo.
In perhaps the biggest surprise of the night, Ignacio Ferreras’ senior citizen buddy comedy “Wrinkles” nabbed not only best toon but also adapted screenplay — beating Almodovar’s “Skin.”
Awaiting new subsidy regs and the introduction of anti-piracy legislation, local movie production is currently marking time. Just eight shoots have been announced for the first two months of 2012, 80% down on the 39 for the same period in 2011.
Spanish Academy prexy Enrique Gonzalez Macho called on the new Popular Party government to clarify its financial support for the local film industry.
He also lamented that, as yet, “the Internet does not form an economic part of Spanish cinema.”
And the winners are:
“No Rest for the Wicked,” Lazona, Telecinco Cinema, Manto Films
Elena Anaya, “The Skin I Live In”
Jose Coronado, “No Rest for the Wicked”
Enrique Urbizu, “No Rest for the Wicked”
“The Artist” (Michel Hazanavicius, France)
FOREIGN SPANISH-LANGUAGE FILM
“Chinese Take-Away” (Sebastian Borensztein, Argentina, Spain)
Ana Wagener, “The Sleeping Voice”
Lluis Homar, “Eva”
Enrique Urbizu, Michel Gaztambide, “No Rest for the Wicked”
Angel de la Cruz, Ignacio Ferreras, Paco Roca, Rosanna Cecchini, “Wrinkles”
Juan Antonio Ruiz Anchia, “Blackthorn”
Alberto Iglesias, “The Skin I Live In”
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE, ACTOR
Jan Cornet, “The Skin I Live In”
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE, ACTRESS
Maria Leon, “The Sleeping Voice”
Kike Maillo, “Eva”
LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM
Fernando Trullols, “El barco pirata”
ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Pedro Rivero, Alberto Vazquez Rico, “Birdboy”
Pedro Gonzalez Bermudez, “Regreso a Viridiana”
Clara Bilbao, “Blackthorn”
Juan Pedro de Gaspar, “Blackthorn”
Pablo Blanco, “No Rest for the Wicked”
Marcos de Oliveira, Nacho Royo-Villanueva, “No Rest for the Wicked”
MAKEUP AND HAIR DESIGN
Karmele Soler, David Marti, Manolo Carretero, “The Skin I Live”
Arturo Balseiro, Lluis Castells, “Eva”
Andres Santana, “Blackthorn”
“Nana de la hierbabuena,” Carmen Agredano, “The Sleeping Voice”
“Listening to Judge Garzon,” Miss Wasabi Lab S.L.
“Wrinkles,” Perro Verde Films, Elephant in the Black Box, Cromosoma