Trapero and Darín Win at the Goya Awards

Two Argentinean productions were the big winners at the 30th edition of the Goya Awards -Spain’s national film prize- it was announced at the awards ceremony last night in Madrid.

The Spanish-Argentinean co-production Truman by Cesc Gay won in five of the six categories in which was nominated including for Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor. Argentinean actor Ricardo Darín (pictured left) won the Goya for Best Actor for his role of Julián in the film. This was Darín's first win after four Goya Award nominations.

The comedy tells the story of two friends, Julián and Tomás, who go on an emotional journey together accompanied by Julián's faithful dog, Truman.

Additionally, Pablo Trapero’s The Clan / El clan was the winner of Best Ibero-American film. The crime drama, which was Argentina’s official candidate to this year’s Academy Awards, tells the true story of a middle-class family pulled into a world of kidnapping, ransom and murder by the family’s patriarch.