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-Puigcerver, Mientras 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’.