Goya Awards

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Goya Awards
Awarded forBest in film
Presented byAcademia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España
First awarded1987
Official websiteacademiadecine.com
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Goya Awards
Awarded forBest in film
Presented byAcademia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España
First awarded1987
Official websiteacademiadecine.com

The Goya Awards, known in Spanish as los Premios Goya, are Spain's main national annual film awards. Considered by many in Spain, and internationally, to be the Spanish equivalent of the American Academy Awards.

The awards were established in 1987, a year after the founding of the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España (Spanish Academy of Cinematic Art and Science), and the first awards ceremony took place on March 16, 1987 at the Teatro Lope de Vega, Madrid. The ceremony continues to take place annually around the end of January, and awards are given to films produced during the previous year.

The award itself is a small bronze bust of Francisco de Goya created by the sculptor José Luis Fernández.


To reward the best Spanish films during each year, the Spanish Academy of Motion Pictures and Arts decided to create the Goya Awards.The first edition took place on March 17, 1987 at the Lope de Vega theatre in Madrid. In the year 2000 the ceremony took place in Barcelona, in the Barcelona Auditorium. In 2003 a large number of film professionals took advantage of the gala awards ceremony to express their opposition against government support of José María Aznar to the U.S. invasion of Iraq ("No War"). In 2004 the AVT (victim assocetion against terrorism in Spain) went to the place where the event was taking place and started a demonstration in the front door of the Lope de Vega theatre. The protesters complained about terrorism in Spain, making reference to ETA.

In 2005 Jose Luis Rodriquez Zapatero was the first president in the story of Spain to assist to the event. In the 2013 goya awards, the minister of culture and education José Ignacio Wert did not go to the event, he said he had “other things to do”. Some actors claimed that this decision reflected a lack of respect by the Spanish Government.


The awards are currently delivered in 28 categories, excluding the Honorary Goya Award, with a maximum of four candidates for each from the XIII Edition (having been three candidates in the first edition, five in the II and III edition and three from the fourth to the twelfth edition).

Award ceremonies[edit]

The following is a listing of all Goya Awards ceremonies since 1986.

CeremonyDateBest Picture winner
1st Goya AwardsMarch 17, 1987Voyage to Nowhere
2nd Goya AwardsMarch 22, 1988El bosque animado
3rd Goya AwardsMarch 21, 1989Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
4th Goya AwardsMarch 10, 1990Twisted Obsession
5th Goya AwardsFebruary 16, 1991¡Ay Carmela!
6th Goya AwardsMarch 7, 1992Lovers
7th Goya AwardsMarch 13, 1993Belle Époque
8th Goya AwardsJanuary 21, 1994Todos a la cárcel
9th Goya AwardsJanuary 21, 1995Running Out of Time
10th Goya AwardsJanuary 25, 1996Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead
11th Goya AwardsJanuary 25, 1997Thesis
12th Goya AwardsJanuary 31, 1998Lucky Star
13th Goya AwardsJanuary 23, 1999The Girl of Your Dreams
14th Goya AwardsJanuary 29, 2000All About My Mother
15th Goya AwardsFebruary 3, 2001El Bola
16th Goya AwardsFebruary 2, 2002The Others
17th Goya AwardsFebruary 1, 2003Mondays in the Sun
18th Goya AwardsJanuary 31, 2004Take My Eyes
19th Goya AwardsJanuary 30, 2005The Sea Inside
20th Goya AwardsJanuary 29, 2006The Secret Life of Words
21st Goya AwardsJanuary 28, 2007Volver
22nd Goya AwardsFebruary 3, 2008Solitary Fragments
23rd Goya AwardsFebruary 1, 2009Camino
24th Goya AwardsFebruary 14, 2010Cell 211
25th Goya AwardsFebruary 13, 2011Black Bread
26th Goya AwardsFebruary 19, 2012No Rest for the Wicked
27th Goya AwardsFebruary 17, 2013Blancanieves
28th Goya AwardsFebruary 10, 2014Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed


"Big Five" winners and nominees[edit]


List of films that won the awards for Best Film, Director, Actor, Actress and Writing.


Four awards won

Three awards won

Two awards won

One award won

No award won

Films which won more than 4 awards[edit]

Films which received more than 10 nominations[edit]

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