January 29, 2007 06:42:46 GMT
"Volver" was deemed Best Picture while its star Penelope Cruz coming out as the Best Leading Actress.
Finally ran its Goya Awards on Sunday, January 28, 2007, Academia of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences (AACCE) delightfully gave high marks on both "Volver" and "Pan's Labyrinth", bestowing the former Best Picture title (Mejor pelicula) while handing out seven prizes to the latter.
Telling about the tragicomic tale of a mother's survival, "Volver" altogether gained five nods; two of which, apart from the aforementioned honor, were key awards of Best Director (Mejor direccion) for Pedro Almodovar and Best Leading Actress (Mejor interpretacion femenina protagonista) for Penelope Cruz.
Meanwhile, "Labyrinth" gloriously won director Guillermo del Toro a prize in Best Original Screenplay (Mejor guión original) category also led its young star Ivana Baquero to get crowned as Best New Actress (Mejor actriz revelacion) besides its triumph in cinematography, special effects, makeup, sound, and montage.
Other scoring at the event were Juan Diego who took home Best Leading Actor (Mejor interpretacion masculina protagonista) title for his role in "Vete de Mi" and British royal drama "The Queen" which was named Best European Film (Mejor pelicula europea), beating out "Scoop", "Copying Beethoven", and "The Wind That Shakes the Barley."