|Current: 37th Goya Awards|
|Awarded for||Best in film|
|Presented by||Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España|
|Website||Official Premios Goya website|
The awards were established in 1987, a year after the founding of the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences, and the first awards ceremony took place on March 16, 1987, at the Teatro Lope de Vega in Madrid. The ceremony continues to take place annually at Centro de Congresos Príncipe Felipe, around the end of January/beginning of February, and awards are given to films produced during the previous year.
The award itself is a small bronze bust of Francisco Goya created by the sculptor José Luis Fernández, although the original sculpture for the first edition of the Goyas was by Miguel Ortiz Berrocal.
To reward the best Spanish films of each year, the Spanish Academy of Motion Pictures and Arts decided to create the Goya Awards. The Goya Awards are Spain's main national film awards, considered by many in Spain, and internationally, to be the Spanish equivalent of the American Academy Awards. The inaugural ceremony took place on March 17, 1987, at the Lope de Vega theatre in Madrid. From the 2nd edition until 1995, the awards were held at the Palacio de Congresos in the Paseo de la Castellana. Then they moved to the similarly named Palacio Municipal de Congresos, also in Madrid. In 2000, the ceremony took place in Barcelona, at the Barcelona Auditorium. In 2003, a large number of film professionals took advantage of the Goya awards ceremony to express their opposition to the Aznar's government support of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. In 2004, the AVT (an association against terrorism in Spain) demonstrated against terrorism and ETA, a paramilitary organization of Basque separatists, in front of the Lope de Vega theatre. In 2005, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero was the first prime minister in the history of Spain to attend the event. In 2013, the minister of culture and education José Ignacio Wert did not attend, saying he had “other things to do”. Some actors said that this decision reflected the government's lack of respect for their profession and industry. In the 2019 edition, the awards took place in Seville, and in 2020, the ceremony was held in Málaga.
The awards are currently delivered in 28 categories, excluding the Honorary Goya Award and the International Goya Award, with an increase of up to five nominees per category established for the upcoming 37th edition. There was a maximum of four candidates for each from the 13th Edition (having been three candidates in the first edition, five in the 2nd and 3rd edition and three from the fourth to the twelfth edition) to the 36th edition.
- Best Film
- Best Director
- Best Leading Actor
- Best Leading Actress
- Best Original Screenplay
- Best Adapted Screenplay
- Best New Director
- Best Supporting Actor
- Best Supporting Actress
- Best New Actor
- Best New Actress
- Best Production Supervision
- Best Cinematography
- Best Editing
- Best Original Score
- Best Original Song
- Best Art Direction
- Best Costume Design
- Best Makeup and Hairstyles
- Best Sound
- Best Special Effects
- Best Animated Film
- Best Animated Short Film
- Best Documentary Short Film
- Best Fictional Short Film
- Best European Film
- Best Documentary
- Best Iberoamerican Film
- Honorary Goya Award
- International Goya Award
The following is a listing of all Goya Awards ceremonies since 1986.
"Big Five" winners and nominees
The following is a list of films that won the awards for Best Film, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay.
- ¡Ay, Carmela! (1990): Director (Carlos Saura), adapted screenplay (Rafael Azcona and Carlos Saura), Actor (Andrés Pajares) and Actress (Carmen Maura).
- Take My Eyes (2003): Director (Icíar Bollaín), original screenplay (Icíar Bollaín), Actor (Luis Tosar) and Actress (Laia Marull).
- The Sea Inside (2004): Director (Alejandro Amenábar), original screenplay (Alejandro Amenábar and Mateo Gil), Actor (Javier Bardem) and Actress (Lola Dueñas).
Four awards won
- Belle Époque (1992): won Film, Director (Fernando Trueba), original screenplay (Rafael Azcona, José Luis García Sánchez and Fernando Trueba) and Actress (Ariadna Gil); lost Actor (Jorge Sanz).
- Running Out of Time (1994): won Film, Director (Imanol Uribe), adapted screenplay (Imanol Uribe) and Actor (Carmelo Gómez); lost Actress (Ruth Gabriel).
- Lucky Star (1997): won Film, Director (Ricardo Franco), original screenplay (Ricardo Franco and Ángeles González-Sinde) and Actor (Antonio Resines); lost Actress (Maribel Verdú).
- Pain and Glory (2019): won Film, Director (Pedro Almodóvar), original screenplay (Pedro Almodóvar) and Actor (Antonio Banderas); lost Actress (Penélope Cruz).
Three awards won
- Blancanieves (2012): won Film, Actress (Maribel Verdú) and original screenplay (Pablo Berger); lost Director (Pablo Berger) and Actor (Daniel Giménez Cacho).
Two awards won
- Lovers (1991): won Film and Director (Vicente Aranda); lost original screenplay (Álvaro del Amo, Carlos Pérez Merinero and Vicente Aranda), Actor (Jorge Sanz), Actress (Victoria Abril and Maribel Verdú).
- The Girl of Your Dreams (1998): won Film and Actress (Penélope Cruz); lost Director (Fernando Trueba), original screenplay (Rafael Azcona, David Trueba, Carlos López and Miguel Ángel Egea) and Actor (Antonio Resines).
One award won
- Pan's Labyrinth (2006): won original screenplay (Guillermo del Toro); lost Film, Director (Guillermo del Toro), Actor (Sergi López) and Actress (Maribel Verdú).
- The Skin I Live In (2011): won Actress (Elena Anaya); lost Film, Director (Pedro Almodóvar), original screenplay (Pedro Almodóvar) and Actor (Antonio Banderas).
- Magical Girl (2014): won Actress (Bárbara Lennie); lost Film, Director (Carlos Vermut), original screenplay (Carlos Vermut) and Actor (Luis Bermejo)
- The Endless Trench (2019): won Actress (Belén Cuesta); lost Film, Director (Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño and José Mari Goenaga), original screenplay (José Mari Goenaga and Luiso Berdejo) and Actor (Antonio de la Torre)
No award won
- Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990): lost Film, Director (Pedro Almodóvar), original screenplay (Pedro Almodóvar), Actor (Antonio Banderas) and Actress (Victoria Abril).
- The Artist and the Model (2012): lost Film, Director (Fernando Trueba), original screenplay (Fernando Trueba and Jean-Claude Carrière), Actor (Jean Rochefort) and Actress (Aida Folch).
- The Bride (2015): lost Film, Director (Paula Ortiz), adapted screenplay (Javier García and Paula Ortiz), Actor (Asier Etxeandia) and Actress (Inma Cuesta)
- The Beasts (2022): Film, Director (Rodrigo Sorogoyen), Original Screenplay (Isabel Peña and Rodrigo Sorogoyen), Actor (Denis Ménochet), Actress (Marina Foïs)
The following is a list of films with six or more awards.
The following is a list of films with ten or more nominations.
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