King's Speech triumphs at Spain's Goyas

14th February 2011, Comments 0 comments

"The King's Speech" won the Best European Film prize at the Spanish cinema awards the Goyas on Sunday, as Javier Bardem picked up Best Actor for his performance in "Biutiful".

"The King's Speech" was honoured on the same night it picked up seven awards at Britain's BAFTA awards in London, including Best Film.

The British and Spanish awards add to a growing list of honours, including a string of Best Actor prizes for Colin Firth in the lead role as King George VI. The film has been nominated for 12 Oscars.

Bardem's win at the Goyas for his performance in Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Biutiful" added to the Best Actor Prize he won at Cannes last year.

"Biutiful" is also in the running for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars, which take place in Los Angeles on February 27.

Both Firth and Bardem, who in 2008 won a Best Actor Oscar as the sinister killer in "No Country for Old Men", have been nominated in the Best Actor category.

The big winner at the Goyas was "Pan Negre", a drama set in the years following the Spanish Civil War. It picked up nine awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Agusti Villaronga.

© 2011 AFP

0 Comments To This Article