Goya Awards

Goya AwardEvery year, the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España celebrates the quality of Spanish cinema by presenting the Goya Awards, to the best professionals in each of the technical and creative categories.

The award categories are:

  • Film
  • Director
  • New Director
  • Production Supervision
  • Photography
  • Original Screenplay
  • Adapted Screenplay
  • Art Direction
  • Leading Actress
  • Leading Actor
  • Supporting Actress
  • Supporting Actor
  • New Actress
  • New Actor
  • Editing
  • Original Score
  • Original Song
  • Costume Design
  • Sound
  • Makeup and Hairstyle
  • Special Effects
  • Animated Film
  • Documentary Film
  • Short Fiction Film
  • Short Documentary Film
  • Short Animation Film
  • Foreign Film in the Spanish Language
  • European Film

Furthermore, an Honorary Goya is presented at each ceremony, an award for the lifetime work of a filmmaker in any discipline. The Board of Governors selects the winner in recognition of a lifetime dedicated to cinema.

The name of the Goya Awards

The argument selected to justify the decision was that Goya, besides being a world-recognised painter and representative of Spanish culture, was a short name, with a similar feel to the US Oscar and French César. Proposed to the assembly, Academy members became entangled in a new controvesy, which was finally cinched at the very end by art director Ramiro Gómez. He reminded attendees that Goya had had a pictorial concept very close to that in films and that several of his most representative works had an almost sequential treatment.

Best Film winners since 2000

Official website: premiosgoya.academiadecine.com

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