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Paredes tops Spanish AMPAS

Chavarrias, Oristrell continue as veeps

MADRID — Spain’s Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences re-elected thesp Marisa Paredes for a second, three-year term as president on Sunday.

Producer Antonio Chavarrias and director-screenwriter Joaquin Oristrell will continue as co-VPs.

The re-election of Paredes, an Almodovar regular (“High Heels,” “All About My Mother”), is an act of solidarity for the thesp, who was criticised in pro-government circles after industryites chose the Academy’s Goyas film awards to lambast Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar for backing the war on Iraq.

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