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'Blancanieves' Leads Spanish Goya Awards, Bayona Takes Best Director for 'Impossible'

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood February 19, 2013 at 1:37PM

The Spanish Film Academy’s Goya Awards were announced, and Pablo Berger’s "Blancanieves" (a twist on the Snow White fairytale) took Best Picture and nine other awards. Juan Antonio Bayona won Best Director for "The Impossible," but handed the award over to María Belón at the awards ceremony..
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The Impossible, Watts
Watts in 'The Impossible'

The Spanish Film Academy’s Goya Awards are announced, and Pablo Berger’s "Blancanieves" (a twist on the Snow White fairytale) took Best Picture and nine other awards. Juan Antonio Bayona won Best Director for "The Impossible," but handed the award over to María Belón at the awards ceremony; the film is based on her family's survival story during the 2004 Tsunami. "The Impossible"'s Naomi Watts (who plays Maria) is competing for the Best Actress Oscar. Our interview with her is here.

"Blancanieves" was Spain's Oscar submission, but it did not make the shortlist. The full list of Goya winners is below.

Film
Blancanieves
Director
Juan Antonio Bayona for The Impossible
Actor
Jose Sacristan for The Dead Man and Being Happy
Actress
Maribel Verdu for Blancanieves
Original Screenplay
Pablo Berger for Blancanieves
Adapted Screenplay
Javier Barreira, Gorka Magallon, Ignacio del Moral, Jordi Gasull and Neil Landau for Tad, the Lost Explorer
Supporting Actor
Julian Villagran for Grupo 7
Supporting Actress
Candela Pena for Una Pistola en Cada Mano
Honorary Goya
Concha Velasco
Production Design
Sandra Hermida Muniz for The Impossible
Artistic Director
Alain Bainee For Blancanieves
Photography
Kiko de la Rica for Blancanieves
Special Effects
Pau Costa and Felix Berges for The Impossible
Wardrobe
Paco Delgado for Blancanieves
Editing
Bernat Vilaplano and Elena Ruiz for The Impossible
Sound
Peter Glossop, Marc Orts, Oriol Tarrago for The Impossible
Original Score
Alfonso Villalonga for Blancanieves
Original Song
No Te Puedo Encontrar from Blancanieves
New Actor
Joaquin Nunez for Grupo 7
Makeup and Hair
Sylvie Imbert and Fermin Galan for Blancanieves
New Actress
Macarena Garcia for Blancanieves
New Director
Enrique Gato for Tad, the Lost Explorer
Animated Feature Film
The Adventures of Tadeo Jones
Documentary Film
Sons of the Clouds, The Last Colony
European Film
Untouchable (France)
Ibero-American Film
Juan de los Muertos (Cuba)
Animated Short
Jaime Maestro for El Vendedor de Humo
Fiction Short
Esteban Crespo Garcia for Aquel no Era Yo
Documentary Short
Sergio Oksman for A Story for the Modlins


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.