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'Cell 211' is the big winner at Goya Awards

14 February 2010 12:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Madrid -- Daniel Monzon's prison drama "Cell 211" walked away the grand winner at the 24th Goya Awards ceremony with eight statues, including the top categories, Sunday night after a close head-to-head battle with Alejandro Amenabar's epic film "Agora."

"Cell" not only took best film, director and adapted script, but also actor for Luis Tosar's intense portrayal of a prison inmate.

Penelope Cruz got passed over for the best actress award for her part in Pedro Almodovar's "Broken Embraces" to see Lola Duenas take home the honor for her touching role in "Me Too."

And though tongues started wagging early in the evening that Cruz and beau Javier Bardem finally made a public appearance together by sitting side-by-side at the ceremony, the big event of the evening was undoubtedly Pedro Almodovar's surprise appearance to award the best film award -- marking a new peace with the Spanish »

- By Pamela Rolfe

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