Jesús Vidal (León, 1975) was made last night with the Goya for best revelation actor for his role in "Champions" of Javier Fesser, in which he plays one of the players of the basketball team that Javier Gutiérrez trains.
"You have distinguished an actor with a disability, they do not know what they have done", said Vidal when he picked up the prize and mentioned three words: "inclusion, diversity, visibility". But without a doubt, the words dedicated to his parents were the most emotional of all the speeches heard yesterday in Seville: "I would like to have a son like me for having parents like you".
Jesus Vidal has won the Best Newcomer for Champions award. His thank-you speech, in which he has mentioned all his companions, his family and all the people who helped him on his way, has thrilled all those attending these events. # Goya2019. pic.twitter.com/MivPTTQa3R
– Goya Awards (@PremiosGoya)
February 2, 2019
The other candidates for this Goya were Moreno Borja for "Carmen and Lola", Francisco Reyes for "El reino" and the dancer Carlos Acosta for "Yuli".
A philologist by training, Vidal made a Masters in Journalism ten years ago at Agencia Efe and worked in practices in the Sports section, his other great passion, especially cycling.
As an actor he had developed his career in the theater so far with productions such as "Empty Cascades", a production of the National Drama Center and LaZona.
Vidal has a visual disability although in the film of Fesser he has put himself in the shoes of a person with intellectual disability.
The actor, who thrilled the audience with his thanks, shared the award with his castmates. "Without your freshness, spontaneity and talent this would not have been possible," he said.
"I came from the theater but the cinema has fallen in love with me, I hope this idyll continues for years," he added.