Goya Award for Best Actress

The Goya Award for Best Actress (Spanish: Premio Goya a la mejor interpretación femenina protagonista) is one of the Goya Awards, Spain's principal national film awards.

Goya Award for Best Actress
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The 2021 recipient: Patricia López Arnaiz
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
CountrySpain
Presented byAcademy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Spain (AACCE)
First awarded1987 (for performance in films released during the 1986 film season)
Most recent winnerPatricia López Arnaiz
Ane Is Missing (2020)
Websitewww.academiadecine.com

Since its inception, the award has been given to 26 actresses. At the 1st Goya Awards ceremony held in 1987, Amparo Rivelles was the first winner of this award for her role in We Must Undo the House. Carmen Maura has received the most awards in this category with three wins. Penélope Cruz was nominated on eleven occasions, winning two times.

As of the 2021 ceremony, Patricia López Arnaiz is the most recent winner in this category for her role as Lide in Ane Is Missing.

Winners and nomineesEdit

In the following table, the years are listed as per Academy convention, and generally correspond to the year of film release; the ceremonies are always held the following year.

Table key
  Indicates the winner

1980sEdit

 
Amparo Rivelles was the first winner in this category for her performance in We Must Undo the House (1986)
Year Actress Role(s) English title Original title Ref.
1986
(1st)
Amparo Rivelles   Laura We Must Undo the House Hay que deshacer la casa [1][2][3][4][5][6]
Victoria Abril Dorita Time of Silence Tiempo de silencio
Ángela Molina Rosa Half of Heaven La mitad del cielo
1987
(2nd)
Verónica Forqué   Ana The Happy Life La vida alegre
Victoria Abril Chelo El Lute: Run for Your Life El lute: camina o revienta
Irene Gutiérrez Caba Bernarda Alba The House of Bernarda Alba La casa de Bernada Alba
1988
(3rd)
Carmen Maura   Pepa Marcos Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios
Victoria Abril Ana Alonso Baton rouge Baton rouge
Ana Belén Alejandra Miss Caribe Miss Caribe
María Fernanda d'Ocón Caminos de tiza Caminos de tiza
Ángela Molina Charo Lights and Shadows Luces y sombras
1989
(4th)
Rafaela Aparicio   Grandmother The Sea and the Weather El mar y el tiempo
Victoria Abril Ramona / Menchu / Aurora Nin If They Tell You I Fell Si te dicen que caí
Ana Belén Paloma The Flight of the Dove El vuelo de la paloma
Verónica Forqué Chusa Going South Shopping Bajarse al moro
Ángela Molina Pepita The Things of Love Las cosas del querer

1990sEdit

 
Carmen Maura won the most best actress awards, three, for her roles in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), Ay, Carmela! (1990) and Common Wealth (2000)
 
Victoria Abril was nominated eight times and won once for her role in Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead (1995)
Year Actress Role(s) English title Original title Ref.
1990
(5th)
Carmen Maura   Carmela Ay, Carmela! ¡Ay, Carmela!
Victoria Abril Marina Osorio Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! ¡Átame!
Charo López Clara The Most Natural Thing Lo más natural
1991
(6th)
Sílvia Munt   Carmen Butterfly Wings Alas de mariposa
Victoria Abril Luisa Lovers Amantes
Maribel Verdú Trini Lovers Amantes
1992
(7th)
Ariadna Gil   Violeta The Age of Beauty Belle Époque
Penélope Cruz Silvia A Tale of Ham and Passion Jamón Jamón
Assumpta Serna Adela de Otero The Fencing Master El maestro de esgrima
1993
(8th)
Verónica Forqué   Kika Kika Kika
Carmen Maura Ana Shadows in a Conflict Sombras en una batalla
Emma Suárez Lisa / Sofía The Red Squirrel La ardilla roja
1994
(9th)
Cristina Marcos   Yoli All Men Are the Same Todos los hombres sois iguales
Ana Belén Desideria The Turkish Passion La pasión turca
Ruth Gabriel Charo Running Out of Time Días contados
1995
(10th)
Victoria Abril   Gloria Duque Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead Nadie hablará de nosotras cuando hayamos muerto
Ariadna Gil María Antarctica Antárdida
Marisa Paredes Leo Macías The Flower of My Secret La flor de mi secreto
1996
(11th)
Emma Suárez   Diana The Dog in the Manger El perro del hortelano
Ana Torrent Ángela Márquez Thesis Tesis
Concha Velasco Palmira Beyond the Garden Más allá del jardín
1997
(12th)
Cecilia Roth   Alicia Martín (Hache) Martín (Hache)
Maribel Verdú Marina The Lucky Star La buena estrella
Julia Gutiérrez Caba Lola The Color of the Clouds El color de las nubes
1998
(13th)
Penélope Cruz   Macarena Granada The Girl of Your Dreams La niña de tus ojos
Cayetana Guillén Cuervo Lucrecia The Grandfather El abuelo
Najwa Nimri Ana Lovers of the Arctic Circle Los amantes del círculo polar
Leonor Watling Carmen A Time for Defiance La hora de los valientes
1999
(14th)
Cecilia Roth   Manuela All About My Mother Todo sobre mi madre
Ariadna Gil Isabel Black Tears Lágrimas negras
Carmen Maura Berta Lisbon Lisboa
Mercedes Sampietro Gloria By My Side Again Cuando vuelvas a mi lado

2000sEdit

 
Lola Dueñas won twice for her performances in The Sea Inside (2004) and Me Too (2009)
 
Penélope Cruz was nominated eleven times and won twice for her roles in The Girl of Your Dreams (1998) and Volver (2006)
 
Maribel Verdú was nominated eight times and won twice for her roles in Seven Billiard Tables (2007) and Snow White (2012)
Year Actress Role(s) English title Original title Ref.
2000
(15th)
Carmen Maura   Julia Common Wealth La comunidad
Icíar Bollaín Leo Leo Leo
Lydia Bosch Julia You're the One Una historia de entonces
Adriana Ozores Susana Grey Plenilune Plenilunio
2001
(16th)
Pilar López de Ayala   Joanna of Castile Mad Love Juana la Loca
Victoria Abril Lola Nevado Don't Tempt Me Sin noticias de Dios
Nicole Kidman Grace Stewart The Others The Others
Paz Vega Angela Mine Alone Sólo mía
2002
(17th)
Mercedes Sampietro   Liliana Rovira Common Ground Lugares comunes
Ana Fernández Andrea Story of a Kiss Historia de un beso
Adriana Ozores Ágata Nobody's Life La vida de nadie
Leonor Watling Elvira My Mother Likes Women A mi madre le gustan las mujeres
2003
(18th)
Laia Marull   Pilar Take My Eyes Te doy mis ojos
Ariadna Gil Lola Soldiers of Salamis Soldados de Salamina
Adriana Ozores Amparo Sleeping Luck La suerte dormida
Sarah Polley Ann My Life Without Me My Life Without Me
2004
(19th)
Lola Dueñas   Rosa The Sea Inside Mar adentro
Pilar Bardem María Zambrano Dear Maria María querida
Ana Belén Hortensia Things That Make Life Worth Living Cosas que hacen que la vida valga la pena
Penélope Cruz Italia Don't Move Non ti muovere
2005
(20th)
Candela Peña   Caye Princesses Princesas
Adriana Ozores Pilar Heroine Heroína
Nathalie Poza Ana Hard Times Malas temporadas
Emma Vilarasau Irene Forget Me Not Para que no me olvides
2006
(21st)
Penélope Cruz   Raimunda To Return Volver
Silvia Abascal Finea Lady Nitwit La dama boba
Marta Etura Paula Dark Blue Almost Black Azuloscurocasinegro
Maribel Verdú Mercedes Pan's Labyrinth El laberinto del fauno
2007
(22nd)
Maribel Verdú   Ángela Seven Billiard Tables Siete mesas de billar francés
Blanca Portillo Charo Seven Billiard Tables Siete mesas de billar francés
Belén Rueda Laura The Orphanage El orfanato
Emma Suárez Nines Under the Stars Bajo las estrellas
2008
(23rd)
Carme Elías   Gloria Camino Camino
Verónica Echegui Isa My Prison Yard El patio de mi cárcel
Ariadna Gil Aurora Rodríguez Just Walking Sólo quiero caminar
Maribel Verdú Elena The Blind Sunflowers Los girasoles ciegos
2009
(24th)
Lola Dueñas   Laura Valiente Me Too Yo, también
Penélope Cruz Magdalena Rivas Broken Embraces Los abrazos rotos
Maribel Verdú Miranda Tetro Tetro
Rachel Weisz Hypatia Agora Ágora

2010sEdit

 
Bárbara Lennie won for her performance in Magical Girl (2014)
 
Natalia de Molina won for her performance in Food and Shelter (2015)
 
Emma Suárez won best actress award for Julieta and best supporting actress award for The Next Skin in the same year (2016)
Year Actress Role(s) English title Original title Ref.
2010
(25th)
Nora Navas   Florència Black Bread Pa negre
Elena Anaya Alba Room in Rome Habitación en Roma
Emma Suárez Alícia The Mosquito Net La mosquitera
Belén Rueda Julia Levin / Sara Julia's Eyes Los ojos de Julia
2011
(26th)
Elena Anaya   Vera Cruz / Gal Ledgard The Skin I Live In La piel que habito
Verónica Echegui Laia Kathmandu Lullaby Katmandú, un espejo en el cielo
Salma Hayek Luisa Gómez As Luck Would Have It La chispa de la vida
Inma Cuesta Hortensia The Sleeping Voice La voz dormida
2012
(27th)
Maribel Verdú   Encarna Snow White Blancanieves
Penélope Cruz Gemma Twice Born Venuto al mondo
Aida Folch Mercè The Artist and the Model El artista y la modelo
Naomi Watts María The Impossible The Impossible
2013
(28th)
Marian Álvarez   Ana Wounded La herida
Inma Cuesta Ruth Three Many Weddings Tres bodas de más
Aura Garrido Ella Stockholm Stockholm
Nora Navas Geni We All Want What's Best for Her Tots volem el millor per a ella
2014
(29th)
Bárbara Lennie   Bárbara Magical Girl Magical Girl
María León Sara Marsella Marsella
Macarena Gómez Montse Shrew's Nest Musarañas
Elena Anaya Lupe They Are All Dead Todos Están Muertos
2015
(30th)
Natalia de Molina   Rocío Food and Shelter Techo y comida
Inma Cuesta The Bride The Bride La novia
Penélope Cruz Magda Ma Ma Ma ma
Juliette Binoche Josephine Peary Nobody Wants the Night Nadie quiere la noche
2016
(31st)
Emma Suárez   Julieta Arcos Julieta Julieta
Penélope Cruz Macarena Granada The Queen of Spain La reina de España
Bárbara Lennie María María (and Everybody Else) María (y los demás)
Carmen Machi Rosa The Open Door La puerta abierta
2017
(32nd)
Nathalie Poza   Carla Can't Say Goodbye No sé decir adiós [7]
Emily Mortimer Florence Green The Bookshop The Bookshop
Penélope Cruz Virginia Vallejo Loving Pablo Loving Pablo
Maribel Verdú Carmen Abracadabra Abracadabra
2018
(33rd)
Susi Sánchez   Anabel Sunday's Illness La enfermedad del domingo [8]
Najwa Nimri Lila Who Will Sing to You Quién te cantará
Penélope Cruz Laura Everybody Knows Todos lo saben
Lola Dueñas Estrella Journey to a Mother's Room Viaje al cuarto de una madre
2019
(34th)
Belén Cuesta   Rosa The Endless Trench La trinchera infinita [9]
Penélope Cruz Jacinta Pain and Glory Dolor y gloria
Greta Fernández Sara A Thief's Daughter La hija de un ladrón
Marta Nieto Elena Mother Madre

2020sEdit

Year Actress Role(s) English title Original title Ref.
2020
(35th)
Patricia López Arnaiz Lide Ane Is Missing Ane [10][11][12]
Amaia Aberasturi Ana Coven Akelarre
Kiti Mánver Lola One Careful Owner El inconveniente
Candela Peña Rosa Rosa's Wedding La boda de Rosa

Multiple wins and nominationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alvarado, Esther (8 November 2013). "Muere la actriz Amparo Rivelles". El Mundo (in Spanish). Madrid. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Muere la actriz Amparo Rivelles a los 88 años". Radiotelevisión Española (in Spanish). 7 November 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  3. ^ Agencias (7 November 2013). "Muere la actriz Amparo Rivelles". 20 Minutos (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Muere Amparo Rivelles". El Cultural (in Spanish). 8 November 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Muere la actriz Amparo Rivelles". Informativos Canal Sur (in Spanish). 7 November 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  6. ^ "La actriz Amparo Rivelles muere a los 88 años". El Periódico de Catalunya (in Spanish). 7 November 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Emily Mortimer, la soldado de Coixet para romper la maldición de las nominadas extranjeras". ABC (in Spanish). February 3, 2018. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  8. ^ "Najwa Nimri: "No esperaba estar nominada a los Goya"". Europa Press. Madrid. 15 January 2019. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  9. ^ Zas Marcos, Mónica. "Dolor para Amenábar y gloria para Almodóvar en unos Goya 2020 que ignoraron a su niño mimado". eldiario.es. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  10. ^ "Nominaciones Premios Goya 2021". premiosgoya.com (in Spanish). 18 January 2021. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  11. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (18 January 2021). "Adu, Las Ninas, Akelarre Lead Spain's Goya Nominations". Variety. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  12. ^ Roxborough, Scott; Szalai, Georg (18 January 2021). "Netflix Drama Leads Spain's Goya Awards Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 19 January 2021.

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