'Pan Negre' triumphs at Spain's Goyas

14th February 2011, Comments 0 comments

"Pan Negre", a drama set in the years following the Spanish Civil War, on Sunday triumphed at the Goyas, the Spanish film awards.

The drama picked up nine prizes, including Best Picture and Best Director for Agusti Villaronga.

The film is a coming-of-age story that tells the story of a boy in rural Catalonia who discovers the bodies of a man and his son.

When the authorities try to blame his father for the killings, he sets out to find the true killers.

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

The wins 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.

Javier Bardem picked up Best Actor for his performance in Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Biutiful", adding to the Best Actor Prize he won for the role at the Cannes Film Festival last year.

Bardem dedicated the win to his wife, Oscar-winning actress Penelope Cruz, and their baby son.

"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.

© 2011 AFP

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