Goya Awards

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Goya Awards
Current: 34th Goya Awards
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Awarded forBest in film
Presented by Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España
First awarded1987
Website Official Premios Goya website

The Goya Awards (Spanish : Premios Goya) are Spain's main national annual film awards. [1] [2] [3] [4]


The awards were established in 1987, [5] a year after the founding of the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences, 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 at Centro de Congresos Príncipe Felipe, around the end of January/start of February, and awards are given to films produced during the previous year.

The award itself is a small bronze bust of Francisco Goya created by the sculptor José Luis Fernández, although the original sculpture for the first edition of the Goyas was by Miguel Ortiz Berrocal. [6] [7]


To reward the best Spanish films of each year, the Spanish Academy of Motion Pictures and Arts decided to create the Goya Awards. The Goya Awards are Spain's main national film awards, considered by many in Spain, and internationally, to be the Spanish equivalent of the American Academy Awards. The inaugural ceremony took place on March 17, 1987 at the Lope de Vega theatre in Madrid. In 2000, the ceremony took place in Barcelona, at the Barcelona Auditorium. In 2003, a large number of film professionals took advantage of the Goya awards ceremony to express their opposition to the Aznar's government support of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. In 2004, the AVT (an association against terrorism in Spain) demonstrated against terrorism and ETA, a paramilitary organization of Basque separatists, in front of the Lope de Vega theatre. In 2005, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero was the first prime minister in the history of Spain to attend the event. In 2013, the minister of culture and education José Ignacio Wert did not attend, saying he had “other things to do”. Some actors said that this decision reflected the government's lack of respect for their profession and industry.[ citation needed ] In the 2019 edition, the awards took place in Seville, and in 2020, the ceremony was held in Málaga.


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

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

CeremonyDateBest Picture winnerHost(s)Venue
1st Goya Awards March 17, 1987 Voyage to Nowhere Fernando Rey Teatro Lope de Vega, Madrid
2nd Goya Awards March 22, 1988 El bosque animado Palacio de Congresos de Madrid,
3rd Goya Awards March 21, 1989 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Verónica Forqué, Antonio Resines
4th Goya Awards March 10, 1990 Twisted Obsession Carmen Maura, Andrés Pajares
5th Goya Awards February 16, 1991 ¡Ay Carmela! Lydia Bosch, Jorge Sanz
6th Goya Awards March 7, 1992 Lovers Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, José Coronado
7th Goya Awards March 13, 1993 Belle Époque Imanol Arias
8th Goya Awards January 21, 1994 Todos a la cárcel Rosa María Sardà
9th Goya Awards January 21, 1995 Running Out of Time Imanol Arias
10th Goya Awards January 25, 1996 Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead Verónica Forqué, Javier Gurruchaga Palacio Municipal de Congresos de Madrid,
11th Goya Awards January 25, 1997 Thesis Carmen Maura, Juanjo Puigcorbé
12th Goya Awards January 31, 1998 Lucky Star El Gran Wyoming
13th Goya Awards January 23, 1999 The Girl of Your Dreams Rosa María Sardà
14th Goya Awards January 29, 2000 All About My Mother Antonia San Juan L'Auditori, Barcelona
15th Goya Awards February 3, 2001 El Bola María Barranco, José Coronado, Loles León, Imanol Arias, Concha Velasco, Pablo Carbonell Palacio Municipal de Congresos de Madrid,
16th Goya Awards February 2, 2002 The Others Rosa María Sardà
17th Goya Awards February 1, 2003 Mondays in the Sun Alberto San Juan, Guillermo Toledo
18th Goya Awards January 31, 2004 Take My Eyes Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Diego Luna
19th Goya Awards January 30, 2005 The Sea Inside Antonio Resines, Maribel Verdú, Montserrat Caballé
20th Goya Awards January 29, 2006 The Secret Life of Words Concha Velasco, Antonio Resines
21st Goya Awards January 28, 2007 Volver José Corbacho
22nd Goya Awards February 3, 2008 Solitary Fragments
23rd Goya Awards February 1, 2009 Camino Carmen Machi, Muchachada Nui
24th Goya Awards February 14, 2010 Cell 211 Andreu Buenafuente
25th Goya Awards February 13, 2011 Black Bread Teatro Real, Madrid
26th Goya Awards February 19, 2012 No Rest for the Wicked Eva Hache Palacio Municipal de Congresos de Madrid,
27th Goya Awards February 17, 2013 Blancanieves Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel, Madrid
28th Goya Awards February 9, 2014 Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed Manel Fuentes
29th Goya Awards February 7, 2015 Marshland [8] Dani Rovira
30th Goya Awards February 6, 2016 Truman
31st Goya Awards February 4, 2017 The Fury of a Patient Man
32nd Goya Awards February 3, 2018 [9] The Bookshop Joaquín Reyes, Ernesto Sevilla [10]
33rd Goya Awards February 2, 2019 [11] Champions Silvia Abril, Andreu Buenafuente [11] [12] Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones FIBES Sevilla, Seville [13] [14]
34th Goya Awards January 25, 2020 [15] Pain and Glory Palacio de Deportes José María Martín Carpena, Málaga [16] [17]
35th Goya Awards March 6, 2021 [18] [19] TBD Antonio Banderas, María Casado [18] Teatro del Soho CaixaBank, Málaga [18]
36th Goya Awards TBD, 2022TBDTBDTBD, Valencia [20]


"Big Five" winners and nominees


The following is a list of films that won the awards for Best Film, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay.


Four awards won

Three awards won

Two awards won

One award won

No award won

Multiple wins

The following is a list of films with six or more awards.

Multiple nominations

The following is a list of films with ten or more nominations.

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