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Goyas 1999

The Winners of the 1999 Goya Film Awards with Prince Felipe (middle)


Aitana Sanchez Gijon and Prince Felipe

Aitana Sanchez Gijon, Actress and President of the Spanish Film Academy and Prince Felipe arrive at the Auditori.


The XIV edition of the Goya Film Awards took place in the Auditori of Barcelona on Saturday 29th January 1999. These were the first Goya Awards celebrated in Barcelona.

The favourites of the night were Solas (Alone) and Todo Sobre Mi Madre (All About My Mother) both moving films about mothers.

The night of Spanish Cinema had a clear favourite: Pedro Almodóvar, whose film Todo Sobre Mi Madre (All About My Mother), was awarded the highest number of Goya Awards: seven. Amongst which were the awards for best film and best director.

With films like Solas (Alone), Cuando Vuelvas a mi Lado (When You Come Back to Me) and Todo Sobre Mi Madre (All About My Mother), the Academy presided by Aitana Sanchez Gijon, the ceremony directed by Rosa Verges and presented by Antonia San Juan the night was dominated and dedicated to women.



 Pedro Almodovar receiving his Goya Award

Pedro Almodovar receives his Goya for best Director from Marisa Paredes (who has acted in many of Almodovar's films)

Pedro Almodovar shares his Goya with his brother Agustin Almodovar.

The Awards

Best Film: Todo Sobre Mi Madre (All About My Mother)

Almodovar's words were the most awaited of the ceremony. "I have been on the verge of tears but I decided not to cry because it's not good to appear on photos making weird faces. The Spanish Film Academy is the academy of my country of birth and where I live, and after such a long period without recognition I feel it's about time". About Barcelona he said: "it is magic because it was here I shot All About My Mother and it is here where I get the Goya". And finally he stated: "I am working on three scripts -one of them in English- and in February I have to decide which one will be my next project".



Best Director: Pedro Almodovar for Todo Sobre Mi Madre (All About My Mother).

Almodovar thanked everybody and wished Prince Felipe (one of the presidents of the ceremony): "I know today is your birthday, and if I was a bit more like Marilyn I would sing Happy Birthday to You".


Cecilia Roth

Cecilia Roth in Todo Sobre Mi Madre.

Best Actress: Cecilia Roth for Todo Sobre Mi Madre (All About My Mother).

Cecilia was absent form the ceremony as she was shooting in Buenos Aires.

Francisco Rabal

Francisco Rabal as Goya in Goya en Burdeos.

Best Actor: Francisco Rabal for Goya en Burdeos (Goya in Bordeaux).

A very emotional Francisco (Paco) Rabal got the first standing ovation of the night. His third and best Goya of his life, Paco Rabal said that this has been one of the best characters he has played and dedicated the award to Carlos Saura and Luis Bunuel.

 Maria Galiana

Maria Galiana dedicates her Goya to the mature actresses who have yet not had their chance.

Best Supporting Actress: Maria Galiana for Solas (Alone).

She became everyone's mother for a night and declared that her students (she is a History teacher) ignore that she has a second job as an actress. She dedicated her award to "the mature actresses who have not yet had their chance" and admitted that she would like to be like Bette Davis and that she has no job offers at the moment.

Juan Diego

Juan Diego (right) in Paris Tombuctu.

Best Supporting Actor: Juan Diego for Paris Tombuctu.

Juan Diego was absent from the ceremony.

Benito Zambrano with Francisco Rabal

Benito Zambrano (left) and Francisco Rabal (right) share a happy moment.

Best Debut Director: Benito Zambrano for Solas (Alone).

Zambrano held his Goya by the head and in matador style he said "Grasia!" in a pure andaluz accent and dedicated the award to Benito el Gamba, his father.


Best Original Screenplay: Benito Zambrano for Solas (Alone)

Ana Fernandez

Ana Fernandez was dedicated her Goya to the team of Solas.

Best Debut Actress: Ana Fernandez for Solas (Alone).

Ana showed happiness and said "Sorry, I have got a cold besides, one gets so nervous when they give her an award like this... I did not expect anything that has happened to me, and it has all been thanks to my friends, my family and the whole team of Solas."

Carlos Alvarez

Carlos Alvarez dedicated his Goya to his mother.

Best Debut Actor: Carlos Alvarez-Novoa for Solas (Alone).

He dedicated his award to all mothers, especially his own.

Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi

Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi (right) is greeted by Luis Garcia Berlanga.

Honorary Goya: Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi. Director and Producer.

Best Producer: Esther Garcia for Todo Sobre Mi Madre (All About My Mother).

Best Cinematography: Vittorio Storaro for Goya en Burdeos (Goya in Bordeaux).

Best Foreign Film in Spanish: La Vida es Silbar (Life is Whistling) by Fernando Perez (Cuba)

Best European Film: La Vita e Bella (Life is Beautiful) by Roberto Benigni (Italy)

Best Short Film: Siete Cafes por Semana (Seven Coffees a Week) by Juana Macias Alba.

 The Sunflowers

Los Girasoles (the Sunflowers).

Best Animation Short Film: Los Girasoles (The Sunflowers) by M. and J. Laganes.


Goomer lands in an alien planet where nothing is as it seems.


Best Animation: Goomer by Sodegasa.

Best Make-up: Jose Quetglas, Susana and Blanca Sanchez for Goya en Burdeos (Goya in Bordeaux).

Best Editing: Jose Salcedo for Todo Sobre Mi Madre (All About My Mother).

Best Sound: M. Rejas, J. A Bermudez and D. Garrido for Todo Sobre Mi Madre (All About My Mother).

Best Artistic Direction: Pierre-Louis Thevenet for Goya en Burdeos (Goya in Bordeaux).

Best Special Effects: R. Romanillos, M. Horillo and J Nunez for Nadie Conoce a Nadie (Nobody Knows Anybody)

Best Adaptation Script: Rafael Azcona for La Lengua de las Mariposas (The Buterfly's Tongue).

Best Original Score: Alberto Iglesias for Todo Sobre Mi Madre (All About My Mother).

Best Costume Design: Pedro Moreno for Goya en Burdeos (Goya in Bordeaux).

Best Documentary: Lalia by Silvia Munt.

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Transcript by Virginia Chico.