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Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain & Glory was the big winner at the Spanish Film Academy Awards in Málaga on Saturday night (25) with seven Goyas including best film, best director and best actor for Antonio Banderas.
With 17 and 16 nominations respectively, Alejandro Amenábar’s While At War and Almodóvar’s Pain & Glory started the night as the two favourites and the race looked close until almost the end, when Antonio Banderas went onstage to collect the Goya for best actor.
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A moved Banderas – who had already seen his work recognised with a best actor award at the Cannes Film Festival last May and is nominated for an Oscar – said in his speech that three years ago to the day he had had a heart attack.
He added: “Now, I am not only alive, but feel alive too”. He thanked Almodóvar for the eight films they have made together and underlined his admiration for “the commitment” the director has to his cinema.
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Shortly after, Banderas was followed on stage by Pedro Almodóvar, who was named best director and also picked up the Goya for best...
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