Entertainment News



Monday, February 18, 2013 - The Impossible director Juan Antonio Bayona gave the trophy he won at Spain's Goya Awards on Sunday (17Feb13) to the real-life tsunami survivor who inspired his drama.

Bayona received the Best Director prize for his work on The Impossible and left the stage during his acceptance speech to walk into the audience and

hand the statue to Maria Belon, whose family's experience of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami served as the basis for the disaster epic.

After returning to the stage, he told the crowd at the Madrid ceremony, "It's good to make big films. It doesn't mean you are arrogant. The Spanish industry needs big, medium and small films."

The Impossible, which starred Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts, also picked up honours for Production Design and Special Effects.

Blancanieves, a silent retelling of the Snow White fairy tale, was the evening's big winner, landing 10 statuettes, including Best Film and Best Actress for Maribel Verdu, who played the evil stepmother.

Wardrobe guru Paco Delgado, who is up for an Academy Award for his work on Les Miserables, won a Goya for creating the costumes featured in Blancanieves, while the movie also won Best New Actress for Macarena Garcia and Best Original Score.

French movie Untouchable - known in America as The Intouchables - also took home a prize for Best European Film.

Article Copyright World Entertainment News Network All Rights Reserved.

return to Entertainment News


Into the Storm
Ends August 11, 2014
Let's Be Cops
Ends August 18, 2014

Top 10


Up from last week


Down from last week

No change

No change from last week

MovieTickets.com is a worldwide leader in advance movie ticketing and a top destination for news, celebrity interviews, movie reviews and trailers. You can also access theater information, check movie showtimes, view video clips, and much more.