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Del Toro's Che honoured at Goyas

Nerea Camacho (L) and Carme Elias
Nerea Camacho (l) and Carme Elias were honoured for Camino

Benicio del Toro and Penelope Cruz were among the big winners at Spain's prestigious Goya Awards.

Camino, which focuses on the Opus Dei religious order, won best film, along with five other awards, including best director for Javier Fesser.

Del Toro won best actor for his role as Cuban revolutionary leader Che Guevara.

Cruz picked up best supporting actress for her tempestuous turn Woody Allen's Vicky Christina Barcelona, a role which has seen her nominated for an Oscar.

The best actress award was won by Carme Elias for Camino, which tells the story of a terminally ill girl and the influence of the conservative Catholic organisation Opus Dei in her life, while the film's Jordi Dauder collected the best supporting actor role.

Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro won best actor for Che

The film's young star, Nerea Camacho, was moved to tears as she took home the best new female talent trophy.

Receiving his best director award, Fesser said: "I'm not here because I'm the best, I'm here because I'm very lucky."

The Cannes Palme d'Or winner 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days - about illegal abortion in Romania - was handed the best European film prize.

The lifetime achievement Goya went to Jesus Franco, also known as Jess Franco, for his prolific film-making in the horror/erotica genre.



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