For once being a champion, and in this the basketball team Los Amigos will agree, it is better than being runner-up. The Goya for the best film of the film by Javier Fesser is a reverence of the Academy to a beloved filmmaker, who has also managed to connect with the box office. In recent decades, the highest grossing Spanish film was not exactly what the main Goya won. In this edition, yes, the 1,600 academics have coincided with 3.2 million viewers who have come to see Champions, film of overcoming carried out by a basketball team, which won the highest award in a gala held in Seville in which The kingdom, by Rodrigo Sorogoyen, won seven awards.
The Goyas also knew how to recognize a plural Spain. The voices from the stage thanked the awards raised minutes of the moment the country is living, in awards that were also held for the second time outside of Madrid. Beginning with Jesús Vidal, revelation actor for Fesser's acid comedy. Vidal, a physically disabled person who can only see 10%, and only for one eye, told the Academy: "You give us visibility, diversity and inclusion, you do not know what you are doing".
The award for best film was given by the actresses of Women at the edge of a nervous attack: Loles León, Julieta Serrano and Rossy de Palma, headed by Pedro Almodóvar. Thirty years ago they received that Goya and last night they gave it to Champions, that in total I got three three statuettes. "The cinema serves," producer Luis Manso said from the stage. Fesser stressed that when the filming began, people with intellectual disabilities were spoken. "Today we are talking about people with different abilities. Better yet: champions. "
For him thriller politician The kingdom, Rodrigo Sorogoyen, a plunge into the mud of the moral corruption of Spanish corruption, left the bittersweet taste of seven prizes, including the best directorial and original script, although not the most important one.
The presenters of the ceremony, Andreu Buenafuente and Silvia Abril, gave rhythm and brought laughter. Also a reflection: "Leave the mood in peace. It makes us more free. " The messages were left in the mouth of the winners, in speeches such as Arantxa Echevarría, best novel address with Carmen and Lola, He recalled: "The maturity of a society is measured by the place where the woman occupies in it. I dedicate it to those who are not able to get into the shoes of another, to those who do not believe in the laws of gender violence. Let them go watch a movie of lesbian gypsies. "
There were other first times, like Laura Pedro, the first woman to win the statue as head of digital effects team. He achieved it with Superlopez, that Pedro worked as a worker of the El Ranchito company, one of the leading companies in effects. For the first time, Netflix won the best Ibero-American film, thanks to Rome, the Mexican destroyer led by Alfonso Cuarón and called to devastate in all the finery.
And there was, on the part of Roberto Fernández, the sound The kingdom, a reflection on another of the pending challenges to achieve a better society: conciliation. Eva Llorach, with the prize for the best revelation actress in her hand, asked the rest of the nominees in any category to stand up. "I want to make a frances macDormand [en referencia a la misma petición que la actriz estadounidense realizó en los Oscar]" And with the leadership of Penelope Cruz, whom Llorach asked in the first place to stand up, the rest got up, looked and recognized: there were 29 women and in return there were 113 men.
For the first time, James Rhodes – who became the best ambassador in Spain – acted in the Goya, and performed a devastating piece by Bach at the moment of reminder of the deceased. For the first time Rosalía sang, and she did it with I stay with you, from Los Chunguitos. Susi Sánchez, best actress protagonist for The disease of Sunday, won his first prize: he made the red carpet, went to perform his role in a theater in Seville, and returned for the ceremony. She defended the only candidacy of the film by Ramón Salazar. There was a second time: Antonio de la Torre finally achieved his second Goya, after winning the first to the first. In between, another 11 candidates. "This Goya stays in this land, which has welcomed foreign people and will continue to welcome it."
De la Torre embodies the corrupt politician of The kingdom, that won seven awards. That politician would have enjoyed some hilarious moments of the gala, as the accumulation of orchestra, tunas, chirigotas, ballets and sets of sambistas, before it appeared Màxim Huerta, who called himself "the brief", for his quick passage through the Ministry of Culture, will announce the Goya for the best fiction short.
The struggle of those who live on the side of the losers, of those who live in the folds of history, was reflected in two awards, the best documentary for The silence of the others, of Robert Bahar and Almudena Carracedo, about the crimes of the Franco regime. And the Goya for the best animated feature film took it One more day with life, the adaptation of the first novel by the reporter Ryszard Kapuscinski, a beautiful film by Damian Nenow and Raúl de la Fuente, who already won this award in European cinema.
"Things have been done for you, always for you," said Chicho Ibáñez Serrador at the end of the video celebrating his Goya de Honor, yesterday, the Academy, in the awards and in the rhythm of the ceremony, thought of all the viewers and viewers.