The awards were established in 1987, a year after the founding of the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences, and the first awards ceremony took place on March 16, 1987 at the Teatro Lope de Vega, Madrid. The ceremony continues to take place annually at Centro de Congresos Príncipe Felipe, around the end of January/start of February, and awards are given to films produced during the previous year.
The award itself is a small bronze bust of Francisco de Goya created by the sculptor José Luis Fernández, although the original sculpture for the first edition of the Goyas was by Miguel Ortiz Berrocal.
|33rd Goya Awards|
|Awarded for||Best in film|
|Presented by||Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España|
|Website||Official Premios Goya website|
To reward the best Spanish films of each year, the Spanish Academy of Motion Pictures and Arts decided to create the Goya Awards. The inaugural ceremony took place on March 17, 1987 at the Lope de Vega theatre in Madrid. In 2000, the ceremony took place in Barcelona, at the Barcelona Auditorium. In 2003, a large number of film professionals took advantage of the Goya awards ceremony to express their opposition to the Aznar's government support of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. In 2004, the AVT (an association against terrorism in Spain) demonstrated against terrorism and ETA, a paramilitary organization of Basque separatists, in front of the Lope de Vega theatre. In 2005, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero was the first prime minister in the history of Spain to attend the event. In 2013, the minister of culture and education José Ignacio Wert did not attend, saying he had “other things to do”. Some actors said that this decision reflected the government's lack of respect for their profession and industry. In the 2019 edition, the awards took place in Seville.
The awards are currently delivered in 28 categories, excluding the Honorary Goya Award, with a maximum of four candidates for each from the XIII Edition (having been three candidates in the first edition, five in the II and III edition and three from the fourth to the twelfth edition).
The following is a listing of all Goya Awards ceremonies since 1986.
|Ceremony||Date||Best Picture winner
(with director in parenthesis)
|1st Goya Awards||March 17, 1987||Voyage to Nowhere||Fernando Rey||Teatro Lope de Vega, Madrid|
|2nd Goya Awards||March 22, 1988||El bosque animado||Palacio de Congresos de Madrid,|
|3rd Goya Awards||March 21, 1989||Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown||Verónica Forqué, Antonio Resines|
|4th Goya Awards||March 10, 1990||Twisted Obsession||Carmen Maura, Andrés Pajares|
|5th Goya Awards||February 16, 1991||¡Ay Carmela!||Lydia Bosch, Jorge Sanz|
|6th Goya Awards||March 7, 1992||Lovers||Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, José Coronado|
|7th Goya Awards||March 13, 1993||Belle Époque||Imanol Arias|
|8th Goya Awards||January 21, 1994||Todos a la cárcel||Rosa María Sardà|
|9th Goya Awards||January 21, 1995||Running Out of Time||Imanol Arias|
|10th Goya Awards||January 25, 1996||Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead||Verónica Forqué, Javier Gurruchaga||Palacio Municipal de Congresos de Madrid,|
|11th Goya Awards||January 25, 1997||Thesis||Carmen Maura, Juanjo Puigcorbé|
|12th Goya Awards||January 31, 1998||Lucky Star||El Gran Wyoming|
|13th Goya Awards||January 23, 1999||The Girl of Your Dreams||Rosa María Sardà|
|14th Goya Awards||January 29, 2000||All About My Mother||Antonia San Juan||L'Auditori, Barcelona|
|15th Goya Awards||February 3, 2001||El Bola||María Barranco, José Coronado, Loles León, Imanol Arias, Concha Velasco, Pablo Carbonell||Palacio Municipal de Congresos de Madrid,|
|16th Goya Awards||February 2, 2002||The Others||Rosa María Sardà|
|17th Goya Awards||February 1, 2003||Mondays in the Sun||Alberto San Juan, Guillermo Toledo|
|18th Goya Awards||January 31, 2004||Take My Eyes||Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Diego Luna|
|19th Goya Awards||January 30, 2005||The Sea Inside||Antonio Resines, Maribel Verdú, Montserrat Caballé|
|20th Goya Awards||January 29, 2006||The Secret Life of Words||Concha Velasco, Antonio Resines|
|21st Goya Awards||January 28, 2007||Volver||José Corbacho|
|22nd Goya Awards||February 3, 2008||Solitary Fragments|
|23rd Goya Awards||February 1, 2009||Camino||Carmen Machi, Muchachada Nui|
|24th Goya Awards||February 14, 2010||Cell 211||Andreu Buenafuente|
|25th Goya Awards||February 13, 2011||Black Bread||Teatro Real, Madrid|
|26th Goya Awards||February 19, 2012||No Rest for the Wicked||Eva Hache||Palacio Municipal de Congresos de Madrid,|
|27th Goya Awards||February 17, 2013||Blancanieves||Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel, Madrid|
|28th Goya Awards||February 9, 2014||Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed||Manel Fuentes|
|29th Goya Awards||February 7, 2015||Marshland||Dani Rovira|
|30th Goya Awards||February 6, 2016||Truman|
|31st Goya Awards||February 4, 2017||The Fury of a Patient Man|
|32nd Goya Awards||February 3, 2018||The Bookshop||Joaquín Reyes, Ernesto Sevilla|
|33rd Goya Awards||2 February 2019||Champions||Silvia Abril, Andreu Buenafuente||Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones FIBES Sevilla, Seville|
List of films that won the awards for Best Film, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay.
Four awards won
Three awards won
Two awards won
One award won
No award won
Films with six or more awards.
Films with ten or more nominations.
The 10th Goya Awards were presented in Madrid, Spain on 25 January 1996.
Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead won the award for Best Film.11th Goya Awards
The 11th Goya Awards were presented in Madrid, Spain on 25 January 1997.
Thesis won the award for Best Film.12th Goya Awards
The 12th Goya Awards were presented in Madrid, Spain on 31 January 1998.
Lucky Star won the award for Best Film.13th Goya Awards
The 13th Goya Awards were presented in Madrid, Spain on 23 January 1999.
The Girl of Your Dreams won the award for Best Film.14th Goya Awards
The 14th Goya Awards were presented at L'Auditori in Barcelona, Spain on 29 January 2000. It was the first Goya awards ceremony to have taken place outside of Madrid.
All About My Mother won the award for Best Film.17th Goya Awards
The 17th Goya Awards took place at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos in Madrid, Spain on 1 February 2003.
Mondays in the Sun won the award for Best Film.18th Goya Awards
The 18th Goya Awards took place at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos in Madrid, Spain on 31 January 2004.
Take My Eyes (Te doy mis ojos) won 7 awards, including those for Best Film, Director, Actor (Tosar), Actress (Marull) and Supporting Actress (Peña).20th Goya Awards
The 20th Goya Awards took place at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos in Madrid, Spain on 29 January 2006.21st Goya Awards
The 21st Annual Goya Awards took place at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos in Madrid, Spain on 28 January 2007.
Volver won 5 awards, including those for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.22nd Goya Awards
The 22nd ceremony of the annual Goya Awards, took place at the Palacio de Congresos of the Campo de las Naciones in Madrid, Spain on February 3, 2008, presented by José Corbacho. On December 17, 2007, Juan Diego Botto and Ivana Baquero were responsible for reading the nominations on behalf of the Academy.
The surprise winner of the night was Solitary Fragments by Jaime Rosales who won the Goya for best film and best direction. Las 13 rosas started with 14 nominations and won four, while El Orfanato, which began as a favorite won 7 Goyas but not a major one.23rd Goya Awards
The 23rd Goya Awards were given in 2009 to honour the best in Spanish filmmaking of 2008.
Camino won the award for Best Film.25th Goya Awards
The 25th Goya Awards were given on 13 February 2011 to honour the best in Spanish films of 2010. Black Bread (Pa negre) by Agustí Villaronga won nine awards, including Best Film and Best Director.26th Goya Awards
The 26th Goya Awards were presented on 19 February 2012 to honour the best in Spanish films of 2011 and the ceremony was hosted by Spanish comedian Eva Hache. On January 10, 2012 the nominees were announced. No Rest for the Wicked won six awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor.27th Goya Awards
The 27th Goya Awards were presented at the Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel in Madrid on February 17, 2013 to honour the best in Spanish films of 2012. Comedian Eva Hache was the master of ceremonies for the second year in a row. Nominees were announced on January 8, 2013. Blancanieves was nominated in every category for which it was eligible (except for Best Sound) and won ten awards, including Best Film, Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay.31st Goya Awards
The 31st Goya Awards were presented at the Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel in Madrid on February 4, 2017 to honour the best in Spanish films of 2016. Actor and comedian Dani Rovira was the master of ceremonies for the third time in a row.Nominations were announced on 14 December 2016 by Javier Cámara and Natalia de Molina. A Monster Calls received the most nominations with twelve, followed by Smoke & Mirrors and The Fury of a Patient Man with eleven nominations each.The Fury of a Patient Man won Best Film, as well as Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay and Best New Director, but A Monster Calls won the most awards, with nine awards, including Best Director. Actress Emma Suárez won two awards on the same night: Best Actress for Julieta and Best Supporting Actress for La próxima piel.32nd Goya Awards
The 32nd Goya Awards were presented at the Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel in Madrid on February 3, 2018 to honour the best in Spanish films of 2017. Joaquín Reyes and Ernesto Sevilla hosted the awards ceremony.Nominations were announced on 13 December 2017 by David Verdaguer and Bárbara Lennie. Giant received the most nominations with thirteen, followed by The Bookshop with twelve nominations.The Bookshop won Best Film, as well as Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, but Giant won the most awards, with ten awards, including Best Original Screenplay.33rd Goya Awards
The 33rd Goya Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences (AACCE), honored the best in Spanish films of 2018 and took place at the Conference and Exhibition Palace of Seville on February 2, 2019. The ceremony was televised in Spain by the Spanish public television (TVE) and was hosted by television presenter and comedian Andreu Buenafuente and actress Silvia Abril. It was also televised for the international public by the TVE Internacional channel.
Nominations were announced on 12 December 2018 by Paco León and Rossy de Palma. The Realm received the most nominations with thirteen, followed by Champions with eleven nominations.Champions won Best Film, as well as Best New Actor and Best Original Song, but The Realm won the most awards, with seven awards, including Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Original Screenplay.8th Goya Awards
The 8th Goya Awards were presented in Madrid on 21 January 1994.
Todos a la cárcel (Everyone off to Jail) won the award for best film.Goya Award for Best Original Screenplay
The Goya Award for Best Original Screenplay (Spanish Premio Goya al mejor guión original) is one of the Goya Awards, Spain's principal national film awards