Javier Fesser’s “Camino” was the big winner in this year’s Spanish Goya awards.
The film, that deals with Catholic group Opus Dei’s influence on a terminally ill girl, dominated the Spanish cinema’s industry’s prize-giving ceremony taking top honours in six out of seven categories including best film, best director and best actress. Nerea Camacho, 12, was also rewarded for her powerful performance which saw her pick up best female revelation. Puerto Rican Benicio del Toro won the best actor award for his interpretation of Ernesto Guevara in Steven Soderbergh’s “Che, el argentino” (Che the Argentine). Madrid’s own Penelope Cruz was also a winner, picking up a Goya for best supporting actress in Woody Allen’s “Barcelona,” the same role that earned her an Oscar nomination.