February 04, 2008 06:26:06 GMT
Though managed to bring home seven pizes from the 22nd Goya Awards, Guillermo del Toro produced-horror 'The Orphanage' failed to win the Best Picture as the award was given to 'Solitary Fragments'
Expected to stand out at the Spanish awards equivalent to Academy Awards, "The Orphanage" lost two prestigious titles to understated femme drama "Solitary Fragments" which is originally entitled "La soledad". On Sunday, February 3, the Guillermo del Toro produced-horror mystery successfully nailed seven kudos at the 22nd Spanish Academy Goya Awards, but has to give up Best Picture and Best Director prizes to the Jaime Rosales directed-film.
Despite the unexpected lost, the Picturehouse Entertainment's movie starring Belen Rueda, Fernando Cayo and Geraldine Chaplin was still honored with Best Original Screenplay for Sergio Sanchez, and Best New Director for Juan Antonio Bayona. For the New Director prize, Bayona beat out Felix Viscarret for "Under the Stars", Tom Fernandez for "Suso's Tower" and David and Tristan Ulloa for "Pudor". Aside from the two awards, the film won five other honors, including Best Sound, Best Visual Effects and Best Art Direction.
The award for Best Actor went to "Under the Stars" actor Alberto San Juan, whereas the best actress hands down belonged to Maribel Verdu for her performance in "Seven Billiards Tables". Another "Billiards" star, actress Amparo Baro nailed the Best Supporting Actress recognition. For the Supporting Actor category, the award was given to Jose Manuel Cervino for "13 Roses".
Here is the complete list of the 22nd Spanish Academy Goya Awards' winners: