‘No habra paz para los malvado’ (No Rest for the Wicked ), the big winner of the night at the Goyas, February 19 in Madrid has beaten Pedro Almodovar’s ‘La piel que habito’ (The Skin I Live In) and took the best film award while its Spanish director Enrique Urbizu and actor Jose Coronado picked up prizes in their respective categories.
The film, which won 6 of the 14 awards for which it was nominated, tells the story of a police inspector investigating the disappearance of a woman who gets caught up in a deadly shoot-out that sets him on the trail of a witness.
Silent movie The Artist won the Best European Film prize at the Spanish cinema awards.
Elena Anaya won the best actress prize at the 26th Goya awards for her part in the Pedro Almodovar film about a plastic surgeon with a dark past.
The star of that film, Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, was nominated but missed out on the best actor award.
The Goya prize for best Spanish-American film went to the Argentinian movie Un cuento Chino (Chinese Take-Away).
Presenters at the 2012 Premios Goya ceremony included Victoria Abril,Belén Rueda, Eduardo Noriega, Carlos Saura, and Salma Hayek.
An incident occurred when three members of Anonymous sneaked past extreme police and private security controls to jump onto the stage as the event was at one of its highest points.
A complete list of winners follows:
Film: No Rest for the Wicked, Enrique Urbizu
Director: Enrique Urbizu, No Rest for the Wicked
New Director: Kike Maillo, Eva
Original Script: Enrique Urbizu and Michel Gaztambide, No Rest for the Wicked
Adapted Script: Angel de la Cruz, Ignacio Ferreras, Paco Roca and Rosanna Cecchini, Wrinkles
Original Score: Alberto Iglesias, The Skin I Live In
Original Song: Nana de la hierbabuena, for La voz dormida
Lead Actor: Jose Coronado, for No Rest for the Wicked
Lead Actress: Elena Anaya, for The Skin I Live In
Supporting Actor: Lluis Homar, for Eva
Supporting Actress: Ana Wagener, for The Sleeping Voice
New Actor: Jan Cornet, for The Skin I Live In
New Actress: Maria Leon, for The Sleeping Voice
Production Design: Andres Santana, for Blackthorn
Photography: Juan Antonio Ruiz Anchia, for Blackthorn
Editing: Pablo Blanco, for No Rest for the Wicked
Artistic Director: Juan Pedro de Gaspar, for Blackthorn
Wardrobe: Clara Bilbao, for Blackthorn
Makeup and Hair: Karmele Soler, David Marti and Manolo Carretero, for The Skin I Live In
Sound: Licio Marcos de Oliveira and Ignacio Royo-Villanova, for No Rest for the Wicked
Special Effects: Arturo Balseiro and Lluis Castells, for Eva
Animated Feature: Wrinkles
Documentary Film: Escuchando al juez Garzon
Ibero-American Film: Un cuento chino
European Film: The Artist
Spanish Fiction Short: El barco pirata
Animated Short: Big Boy
Documentary Short: Regreso a Viridiana
Honorary Goya: Josefina Molina