Women rock at the Spanish Goya Awards

Alexia Muiños Ruiz
Alexia Muiños Ruiz

Women rock at the Goya Awards with 44% of the winners, in a ceremony where they were underrepresented in all categories.

No less than ten women, which accounted 44% of the winners, were awarded by their vision, proficiency or lifetime achievement, as Honorary Goya Award presented to retired legend Pepa Flores.

Despite the shortage on women nominees, directors Belen Funes, Nata Moreno, Irene Moray and Silvia Venegas climbed the stairs to receive the winners' statuette  and speak up at the 2020 Goya Awards.  Not only directors, women also scooped prizes in the technical categories.

The scarcity of women nominees (merely 14%, excluding acting noms) stirred up some complaints on the nominations process and the inefficiency of Gender Equaliy measures, as stated by Dones Visuals president, Miriam Porté (also producer of the awarded Shortfilm, Watermelon Juice) in a thought-provoking article titled The Goya's Black Carpet  co-written by Carme Puche.

Here's the list of winners.

Breakthrough Director: Belén Funes, A Thief's Daughter

Best Documentary: Ara Malikian, una vida entre las cuerdas by  Nata Moreno.

Best Fiction Shortfilm: Watermelon Juice, by Irene Moray and produced by Miriam Porté

Best Documentary Shortfilm: Our lives as children refugees in Europe by  Silvia Venegas Venegas

Best Production Director:   Carla Pérez de Albéniz  in Mientras dure la guerra

Best Editor: Teresa Font  by Pain and Glory

Best Clothes Designer: Sonia Grande, Mientras dure la guerra

Best Make-up artist: Ana López-Puigcerver, Belén López-PuigcerverMientras dure la guerra

Best Sound:  Alazne Ameztoy (alongside Iñaki Díez, Xanti Salvador  and Nacho Royo-Villanova),  in La trinchera infinita

Honorary Goya de Honor: Pepa Flores  ‘Marisol’.