Goya Awards: Euthanasia Drama Is Big Winner + Gianni Amelio Father-Son Tale Tops Italian Critics Awards

The Sea Inside Javier Bardem: Euthanasia drama is Goya Awards record-breaking winnerJavier Bardem in The Sea Inside. In Alejandro Amenábar's euthanasia drama The Sea Inside / Mar adentro, Javier Bardem plays a tetraplegic Spaniard fighting for the right to end his life in a country where – like just about everywhere else –assisted suicide is legally akin to murder. One of the year's biggest box office hits in Spain – trailing only Shrek 2 and, possibly, The Incredibles – The Sea Inside has turned out to be a critical hit as well. In addition, it was the top movie at the 2005 Goya Awards, winning 14 trophies, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and in all six acting categories.

Euthanasia drama 'The Sea Inside': Goya Awards record-breaker + Pedro Almodóvar empty-handed

The Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today, Jan. 31, the winners of the 2005 Goya Awards.

As expected, screenwriter-director Alejandro Amenábar's earnest euthanasia drama The Sea Inside / Mar adentro, starring Javier Bardem, Lola Dueñas, and Belén Rueda, was the Goya Awards' biggest winner: Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, six acting wins, and five other awards, for a total of 14 trophies.

That's a Goya Awards record, having surpassed the 13 wins by Carlos Saura's Spanish Civil War-set period comedy-drama ¡Ay Carmela! in early 1991.

At the other extreme, both in terms of aesthetics and Goya Awards-love, Pedro Almodóvar's outrageous, gay-sex-filled comedy-drama Bad Education / La Mala educación was left totally Goya-less. When the nominees for the Goya Awards were announced in late 2004, the biggest surprise had been the inclusion of Bad Education in a mere four categories (granted, two of these were Best Picture and Best Director).

See below the full list of the 2005 Goya Awards winners and nominees.

Non-Spanish-language non-European foreign films out of luck

Note: The Goya Awards have two categories specifically for non-Spanish films: Best European Film and Best Spanish-Language Foreign Film. That means non-Spanish-language films of non-European origin are out of luck as far as the Goyas are concerned.

This year's Best European Film was Fatih Akin's German-Turkish European Film Award-winning culture-clash drama Head-On / Gegen die Wand. The Best Spanish-Language Foreign Film was Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll's dramatic comedy Whisky, Uruguay's submission for the 2005 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

2005 Goya Awards: Winners & nominees

Best Picture
Bad Education / La Mala educación.
* The Sea Inside / Mar adentro.
Tiovivo c. 1950.

Best European Film
Being Julia, István Szabó (United Kingdom / Hungary).
* Head-On / Gegen die Wand, Fatih Akin (Germany).
Monsieur Ibrahim, François Dupeyron (France).
Girl with a Pearl Earring, Peter Webber (United Kingdom / Luxemburg).

Best Spanish-Language Foreign Film
El rey, Antonio Dorado (Colombia).
Luna de Avellaneda, Juan José Campanella (Argentina).
Machuca, Andrés Wood (Chile).
* Whisky, Juan Pablo Rebella & Pablo Stoll (Uruguay).

Best Director
Adolfo Aristaraín, Roma.
* Alejandro Amenábar, The Sea Inside.
Carlos Saura, El séptimo día.
Pedro Almodóvar, Bad Education.

Best Actor
Eduard Fernández, Cosas que hacen que la vida valga la pena.
Eduardo Noriega, El Lobo.
Guillermo Toledo, The Perfect Crime / Crimen ferpecto.
* Javier Bardem, The Sea Inside.

Best Actress
Ana Belén, Cosas que hacen que la vida valga la pena.
* Lola Dueñas, The Sea Inside.
Penélope Cruz, Don't Move / Non ti muovere.
Pilar Bardem, María querida.

Best Supporting Actor
* Celso Bugallo, The Sea Inside.
Juan Diego, El séptimo día.
Luis Varela, The Perfect Crime.
Unax Ugalde, Héctor.

Best Supporting Actress
* Mabel Rivera, The Sea Inside.
Mercedes Sampietro, Inconscientes.
Silvia Abascal, El Lobo.
Victoria Abril, El séptimo día.

Best Original Screenplay
* Alejandro Amenábar & Mateo Gil, The Sea Inside.
Adolfo Aristaraín, Mario Camus & Kathy Saavedra, Roma.
José Ángel Esteban, Carlos López & Manolo Matji, Horas de Luz.
Joaquín Oristrell, Dominic Harari & Teresa de Pelegrí, Inconscientes.

Best Adapted Screenplay
Jaime Chávarri & Eduardo Mendoza, El año del diluvio.
* José Rivera, The Motorcycle Diaries / Diarios de motocicleta.
Margaret Mazzantini & Sergio Castellitto, Don't Move.
Salvador García Ruiz, Las voces de la noche.

Best New Director
* Pablo Malo, Frío sol de invierno.
Ramón de España, Haz conmigo lo que quieras.
Santiago Amodeo, Astronautas.
Vicente Peñarrocha, Fuera del cuerpo.

Best New Actor
Jorge Roelas, Tiovivo c. 1950.
José Luis García Pérez, Bear Cub / Cachorro.
Nilo Mur, Héctor.
* Tamar Novas, The Sea Inside.

Best New Actress
* Belén Rueda, The Sea Inside.
Mónica Cervera, The Perfect Crime.
Nuria Gago, Héctor.
Teresa Hurtado, Astronautas.

Best Executive/Line Producer
* Emiliano Otegui, The Sea Inside.
Esther García, Bad Education.
Juanma Pagazaurtundua, The Perfect Crime.
Miguel Torrente & Cristina Zumárraga, El Lobo.

Best Cinematography
* Javier Aguirresarobe, The Sea Inside.
Javier Salmones, Romasanta.
José Luis Alcaine, Roma.
Raúl Pérez Cubero, Tiovivo c. 1950.

Best Editing
Antonio Pérez Reina, Frío sol de invierno.
* Guillermo S. Maldonado, El Lobo.
Iván Aledo, Incautos.
José María Biurrun, Horas de luz.

Best Original Score
* Alejandro Amenábar, The Sea Inside.
Ángel Illarramendi, Héctor.
Roque Baños, The Machinist / El maquinista.
Sergio Moure, Inconscientes.

Best Documentary
De niños.
* El milagro de Candeal.
Hay motivo.
Salvador Allende.

Best Animated Feature
Unibertsolariak munduaren erizaren bila / Los Balunis en la aventura del fin del mundo.
* P3K Pinocho 3000.

Best Art Direction
Antxón Gómez, Bad Education.
Benjamín Fernández, The Sea Inside.
* Gil Parrondo, Tiovivo c. 1950.
Rafael Palmero, El séptimo día.

Best Costume Design
* Ivonne Blake, El puente de San Luis Rey.
Lourdes de Orduña, Tiovivo c. 1950.
Sabine Daigeler, Inconscientes.
Sonia Grande, La puta y la ballena.

Best Original Song
“Atunes en el paraíso” by Javier Rubial, Atún y chocolate.
“Corre” by Bebe, Incautos.
“La rubia de la cuarta fila” by Joaquín Sabina, Isi/Disi - Amor a lo bestia.
* “Zambie Mameto” by Carlinhos Brown & Mateus, El milagro de Candeal.

Best Sound
Antonio Mármol, Patrick Guislain & Nacho Royo, Isi/Disi - Amor a lo bestia.
Pierre Lorrain, Jaime Fernández & Polo Aledo, Incautos.
* Ricardo Steinberg, Alfonso Raposo, Juan Ferro & María Steinberg, The Sea Inside.
Sergio Burmann, Jaime Fernández & Charly Schmukler, The Perfect Crime.

Best Make-up / Wigs
* Jo Allen, Ana López Puigcerber, Mara Collazo & Manolo García, The Sea Inside.
Karmele Soler & Paco Rodríguez, Inconscientes.
Paca Almenara & Alicia López, Tiovivo c. 1950.
Susana Sánchez & Patricia Rodríguez, Seres Queridos.

Best Special Effects
* Reyes Abades, Jesús Pascual / Ramón Lorenzo, El Lobo.
Juan Ramón Molina & Félix Bergés, The Perfect Crime.
Juan Ramón Molina, Aurelio Sánchez-Herrera & Eduardo Acosta, Torapia.
Juan Ramón Molina, David Martí, Montse Ribé & José María Aragonés, Romasanta.

Best Short Film
Amigo no gima, Iñaki Peñafiel.
Cara sucia, Santiago Zannou Badillo.
* Diez minutos, Alberto Ruiz Rojo.
La ruta natural, Álex Pastor.
Viernes, Xavi Puebla.

Best Animated Short
* El enigma del Chico Croqueta, Pablo Llorens.
Minotauromaquia (Pablo en el laberinto), Juan Pablo Etcheverry.
The trumouse show, Julio Robledo.
Vuela por mí, Carlos Navarro.

Best Documentary Short
Aerosol, Miguel Ángel Rolland.
El mundo es tuyo, José María Borrell.
El último minutero, Elio Quiroga.
* Extras, Ana Serret.
Iván Z, Andrés Duque.

Honorary Goya
José Luis López Vázquez.

The Keys to the House Kim Rossi Stuart: Gianni Amelio Nastri d'Argento winnerThe Keys to the House with Kim Rossi Stuart. Gianni Amelio has directed only a handful of big-screen features in the last two decades, but among these are three of the best releases of the 1990s: Open Doors (1990), The Stolen Children (1991), and Lamerica (1994). Bypassed at the 2004 Venice Film Festival – much to the outrage of some Italy First journalists – Amelio's latest, the father-son drama The Keys to the House, earned the filmmaker this year's Best Director Nastro d'Argento, the National Union of Italian Film Journalists' top award. Kim Rossi Stuart, Andrea Rossi, and veteran Charlotte Rampling (The Night Porter, The Verdict) star.

Nastri d'Argento Italian Cinema Awards: Gianni Amelio's father-son drama 'The Keys to the House' tops

Feb. 4 update: Presented by the Sindacato Nazionale Giornalisti Cinematografici Italiani (National Union of Italian Film Journalists), the Nastri d'Argento (Silver Ribbons) honor Italian films and, at times, Italian talent in foreign films. At a ceremony held on Feb. 4 at the Auditorium di Roma, the drama The Keys to the House / Le Chiavi di casa earned Gianni Amelio the Best Director Nastro d'Argento, the Italian Film Journalists' top award.

The Keys to the House chronicles the challenges faced by a physically and mentally handicapped boy (Andrea Rossi) whose estranged father (Kim Rossi Stuart) is asked to accompany him to Berlin for medical tests. Other family members hope that the two will be able to form an emotional bond that should help to alleviate the boy's condition. While in Berlin, the father becomes acquainted with a woman (Charlotte Rampling) dealing with similar issues.

Italian Film Journalists honor Pedro Almodóvar + veterans Mario Monicelli & Suso Cecchi D'Amico

Snubbed by the Goya Awards, Pedro Almodóvar was chosen as the year's Best Foreign Director for Bad Education. Other Nastri d'Argento winners include Best Actor Toni Servillo for his performance as a former investment broker indebted to the Cosa Nostra in Paolo Sorrentino's thriller The Consequences of Love / Le Conseguenze dell'amore and Best Actress Laura Morante for playing optician Carlo Verdone's neurotic wife in Love Is Eternal While It Lasts / L'amore è eterno finché dura.

And finally, veteran filmmaker Mario Monicelli (The Great War, The Organizer) and veteran screenwriter Suso Cecchi D'Amico (Bicycle Thieves, The Leopard) – one of the relatively few women movie writers in the 1950s – were the recipients of special Nastri d'Argento.

Monicelli and D'Amico were frequent collaborators, including on the comedies Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958), starring Vittorio Gassman and Renato Salvatori; The Passionate Thief (1960), starring Anna Magnani and Totò; and Lady Liberty (1971), starring Sophia Loren and William Devane.

See below the full list of this year's Nastri d'Argento winners and nominees.

See also: “Sundance Winners: Forty Shades of Blue & Anti-War Documentary + Amy Adams & Lou Taylor Pucci,” & “BAFTA Nominations' Casualties + Thespian Black Hole Clint Eastwood?”

2005 Nastri d'Argento: Winners & nominees

Best Director
* Gianni Amelio - The Keys to the House / Le Chiavi di casa.
Sergio Castellitto - Don't Move / Non ti muovere.
Davide Ferrario - Dopo mezzanotte.
Matteo Garrone - Primo amore.
Paolo Sorrentino - The Consequences of Love / Le Conseguenze dell'amore.

Best Foreign Director
3-Iron / Bin-jip - Kim Ki-duk.
Head-On / Gegen die Wand - Fatih Akin.
* Bad Education / La Mala educación - Pedro Almodóvar.
Shrek 2 - Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon.
21 Grams - Alejandro González Iñárritu.

Best Actor
Fabrizio Bentivoglio - L'amore ritorna.
Giorgio Pasotti - Dopo mezzanotte.
* Toni Servillo - The Consequences of Love.
Kim Rossi Stuart - The Keys to the House.
Carlo Verdone - Love Is Eternal While It Lasts / L'amore è eterno finché dura.

Best Actress
Nicoletta Braschi - Mi piace lavorare (Mobbing).
Margherita Buy - Il siero della vanità.
Michela Cescon - Primo amore.
Francesca Inaudi - Dopo mezzanotte.
* Laura Morante - Love Is Eternal While It Lasts.

Best Supporting Actor
Valerio Binasco - Lavorare con lentezza.
Pierfrancesco Favino - The Keys to the House.
Elio Germano - What Will Happen to Us? / Che ne sarà di noi.
Luca Lionello and Mattia Sbragia - The Passion of the Christ.
* Raffaele Pisu - The Consequences of Love.

Best Supporting Actress
Monica Bellucci, Rosalinda Celentano, and Claudia Gerini - The Passion of the Christ.
Cristiana Capotondi - Christmas in love & Volevo solo dormirle addosso.
* Giovanna MezzogiornoL'amore ritorna.
Vincenza Modica - Vento di terra.
Teresa Saponangelo - Te lo leggo negli occhi.

Best Original Story
* Francesca Comencini - Mi piace lavorare (Mobbing).
Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso, and Vitaliano Trevisan - Primo amore.
Vincenzo Marra - Vento di terra.
Sergio Rubini and Domenico Starnone - L'amore ritorna.
Paolo Sorrentino - The Consequences of Love.

Best Screenplay
Gianni Amelio, Sandro Petraglia and Stefano Rulli - The Keys to the House.
Pupi Avati - La rivincita di Natale.
Davide Ferrario - Dopo mezzanotte.
Andrea Frazzi, Antonio Frazzi, Marcello Fois, Diego De Silva, and Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani - A Children's Story / Certi bambini.
* Margaret Mazzantini and Sergio Castellitto - Don't Move.

Best New Director
Antonio Bocola and Paolo Vari - Fame chimica.
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi - È più facile per un cammello….
* Saverio Costanzo - Private.
Paolo Franchi - La spettatrice.
David Grieco - Evilenko.

Best Producer
Donatella Botti - Mi piace lavorare (Mobbing) & L'amore ritorna.
* Aurelio De Laurentiis - What Will Happen to Us?Tutto in quella notte.
Enzo Porcelli - The Keys to the House.
Domenico Procacci - Primo amoreThe Consequences of LoveLavorare con lentezza.
Riccardo Tozzi, Giovanni Stabilini, and Marco Chimenz - Don't MoveTre metri sopra il cielo.

Best Cinematography .
Cesare Accetta - L'odore del sangue.
* Luca Bigazzi - The Keys to the HouseThe Consequences of LoveOvunque sei.
Maurizio Calvesi - Segui le ombre.
Dante Cecchin - Dopo mezzanotte.
Marco Onorato - Primo amore.

Best Editing
Francesca Calvelli - PrivateRadio West - fm 97.
Daniele Ciprì, Franco Maresco, and Claudia Uzzo - Come inguaiammo il cinema italiano - La vera storia di Franco e Ciccio.
Giogiò Franchini - The Consequences of Love.
* Patrizio Marone - Don't Move.
Simona Paggi - The Keys to the House.

Best Music
Almamegretta - A Children's Story.
* Banda Osiris - Primo amore.
Pasquale Catalano - The Consequences of Love.
Luca Persico - Fame chimica.
Teho Teardo - Lavorare con lentezza.

Best Production Design .
Giancarlo Basili - L'amore ritrovato.
Marco Dentici - La vita che vorrei.
* Francesco Frigeri - The Passion of the Christ & Don't Move.
Massimo Antonello Geleng - Il cartaio.
Stefano Giambanco - Volevo solo dormirle addosso.

Best Costume Design
Maria Rita Barbera - La vita che vorrei.
* Maurizio Millenotti - The Passion of the Christ.
Lia Morandini - Pontormo & L'amore di Màrja.
Silvia Nebiolo - Agata e la tempesta.
Gabriella Pescucci and Carlo Poggioli - Van Helsing.

Best Song
Gianluca Grignani e Andrea Guerra - “Che ne sarà di noi” from What Will Happen to Us?.
Morgan (Mario Castoldi) - “Una storia d'amore e vanità” from Il siero della vanità.
Marina Rei - “And I Close My Eyes” from Fino a farti male.
Tony Renis - “Christmas in Love” from Christmas in love.
* Vasco Rossi and Saverio Grandi - “Un senso” from Don't Move.

Best Sound
Gaetano Carito - Love Is Eternal While It Lasts.
Mauro Lazzaro - A Children's Story.
Roberto Mozzarelli - Fame chimica.
Remo Ugolinelli - Lavorare con lentezza.
* Alessandro Zanon - The Keys to the House & La vita che vorrei.

Special Awards
Suso Cecchi D'Amico.
Mario Monicelli.


Goya Awards website.

Image of Javier Bardem in the Goya Awards' record-breaking winner The Sea Inside: Sogecine / Himenóptero.

Image of Kim Rossi Stuart in the Nastri d'Argento winner The Keys to the House: Lionsgate Entertainment.

“Goya Awards: Euthanasia Drama Is Big Winner + Gianni Amelio Father-Son Tale Tops Italian Critics Awards” last updated in July 2018.

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