J.A Bayona’s Society of the Snow has won 12 Spanish Academy Goya Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, the third highest total in the organization’s history. In just after a few weeks of release, the Netflix film is already the most streamed international film ever for the studio.
The film, which details the 1972 plane crash in the Andes carrying the Uruguayan rugby team where 16 of the 40 passengers survived by eating each other in order to live, dominated the technical categories, winning nine of ten including cinematography, editing, original score and art direction. It’s currently nominated for two Oscars, international feature film representing Spain and makeup & hairstyling.
Pablo Berger’s Robot Dreams was a double winner, taking adapted screenplay and animated feature, the latter of which it’s nominated for at the Oscars. The four acting categories spread the wealth among four different films; best actor going to David Verdaguer for Jokes & Cigarettes, best actress going to Malena Alterio, Something Is About to Happen, best supporting actor going to José Coronado for Close Your Eyes and best supporting actress going to Ane Gabarain for 20,000 Species of Bees, the latter of which also won original screenplay and new director.
Spanish cinematographer Juan Mariné (Los guardiamarinas, María de la O), who recently celebrated his 103rd birthday, received this year’s Honorary Goya.
Sigourney Weaver received Spain’s International Goya Award and accepted in person, remarking “Your country has produced so many masterpieces, bold, unsettling, unforgettable. When I think of Spanish cinema, not genres. What a pleasure it is to act in a film where even the dolly grip has read the script.”
Here is the complete list of winners.
Best Picture: Society of the Snow
Best Director: J. A. Bayona, Society of the Snow
Best Actor: David Verdaguer, Jokes & Cigarettes
Best Actress: Malena Alterio, Something Is About to Happen
Best Supporting Actor: José Coronado, Close Your Eyes
Best Supporting Actress: Ane Gabarain, 20,000 Species of Bees
Best Original Screenplay: Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren, 20,000 Species of Bees
Best Adapted Screenplay: Pablo Berger, Robot Dreams
Best New Director: Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren, 20,000 Species of Bees
Best New Actor: Matías Recalt, Society of the Snow
Best New Actress: Janet Novás, The Rye Horn
Best Ibero-American Film: The Eternal Memory (Chile)
Best European Film: Anatomy of a Fall (France)
Best Animated Film: Robot Dreams
Best Documentary Film: While You’re Still You
Best Cinematography: Pedro Luque, Society of the Snow
Best Editing: Andrés Gil and Jaume Martí, Society of the Snow
Best Art Direction: Alain Bainée, Society of the Snow
Best Production Supervision: Margarita Huguet, Society of the Snow
Best Costume Design: Julio Suárez, Society of the Snow
Best Makeup and Hairstyles: Society of the Snow (Ana López-Puigcerver, Belén López-Puigcerver, Montse Ribé)
Best Original Score: Michael Giacchino, Society of the Snow
Best Original Song: “Yo solo quiero amor” from Love & Revolution (Rigoberta Bandini)
Best Sound: Society of the Snow (Jorge Adrados, Oriol Tarragó, Marc Orts)
Best Special Effects: Society of the Snow (Pau Costa, Félix Bergés, Laura Pedro)
Best Fictional Short Film: Aunque es de noche
Best Animated Short Film: To Bird or Not to Bird
Best Documentary Short Film: Ava
Honorary Goya: Juan Mariné
International Goya: Sigourney Weaver