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Arevalo's "The Fury of a Patient Man" wins Goya best picture

Associated Press logo Associated Press 2/5/2017
Spanish film director Raul Arevalo receives the Goya trophy after winning the best new director award for his film 'Tarde para la Ira' during the Goya Film Awards Ceremony in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. Arevalo also won the best movie award. The Goya Awards are Spain's main national annual film awards. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza) © The Associated Press Spanish film director Raul Arevalo receives the Goya trophy after winning the best new director award for his film 'Tarde para la Ira' during the Goya Film Awards Ceremony in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. Arevalo also won the best movie award. The Goya Awards are Spain's main national annual film awards. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

MADRID (AP) — Actor-turned-director Raul Arevalo's first film, "The Fury of a Patient Man," won best picture and he was honored for best directorial debut and best original screenplay at the 31st Spanish Film Academy's Goya Awards.

Spanish actor Manolo Solo poses with his trophy after winning the best supporting actor award for his role in the film "Tarde para la ira" during the Goya Film Awards Ceremony in Madrid, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. The Goya Awards are Spain's main national annual film awards. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) © The Associated Press Spanish actor Manolo Solo poses with his trophy after winning the best supporting actor award for his role in the film "Tarde para la ira" during the Goya Film Awards Ceremony in Madrid, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. The Goya Awards are Spain's main national annual film awards. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Arevalo, 37, shared the screenplay award Saturday night with David Pulido for co-writing the dark thriller.

Spanish actor and director Raul Arevalo, left, poses with his trophies for best new director and best film with producer Beatriz Bodegas for their roles in the movie "Tarde para la ira" during the Goya Film Awards Ceremony in Madrid, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. The Goya Awards are Spain's main national annual film awards. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) © The Associated Press Spanish actor and director Raul Arevalo, left, poses with his trophies for best new director and best film with producer Beatriz Bodegas for their roles in the movie "Tarde para la ira" during the Goya Film Awards Ceremony in Madrid, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. The Goya Awards are Spain's main national annual film awards. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

While "Fury" took the biggest prize, Juan Antonio Bayona's "A Monster Calls" swept up nine awards, including best director for Bayona and many of the technical awards. The film, which stars Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones and Sigourney Weaver, tells the story of a troubled boy whose nightmares become very real.

Spanish actor Roberto Alamo, right, receives the Goya trophy after winning the best male actor award for his role in the film 'Que Dios nos perdone' during the Goya Film Awards Ceremony in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. The Goya Awards are Spain's main national annual film awards. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza) © The Associated Press Spanish actor Roberto Alamo, right, receives the Goya trophy after winning the best male actor award for his role in the film 'Que Dios nos perdone' during the Goya Film Awards Ceremony in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. The Goya Awards are Spain's main national annual film awards. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Emma Suarez claimed two Goyas, for best actress in Pedro Almodovar's "Julieta" and for best supporting actress in "La Proxima Piel" ("The Next Skin").

Spanish film director Juan Antonio Bayona poses with his trophy after winning the best director award for his film "Un monstruo viene a verme" during the Goya Film Awards Ceremony in Madrid, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. The Goya Awards are Spain's main national annual film awards. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) © The Associated Press Spanish film director Juan Antonio Bayona poses with his trophy after winning the best director award for his film "Un monstruo viene a verme" during the Goya Film Awards Ceremony in Madrid, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. The Goya Awards are Spain's main national annual film awards. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Roberto Alamo won best actor for "May God Save Us" while best supporting actor went to Manolo Solo for "The Fury of a Patient Man."

Spanish actor Roberto Alamo poses with his trophy after winning the best actor award for his role in the film "Que Dios nos perdone" during the Goya Film Awards Ceremony in Madrid, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. The Goya Awards are Spain's main national annual film awards. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) © The Associated Press Spanish actor Roberto Alamo poses with his trophy after winning the best actor award for his role in the film "Que Dios nos perdone" during the Goya Film Awards Ceremony in Madrid, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. The Goya Awards are Spain's main national annual film awards. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

"Timecode," which has been nominated for this year's Oscar Awards, won the Goya for best short film.

Spanish actor Roberto Alamo poses with his trophy after winning the best actor award for his role in the film "Que Dios nos perdone" during the Goya Film Awards Ceremony in Madrid, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. The Goya Awards are Spain's main national annual film awards. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) © The Associated Press Spanish actor Roberto Alamo poses with his trophy after winning the best actor award for his role in the film "Que Dios nos perdone" during the Goya Film Awards Ceremony in Madrid, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. The Goya Awards are Spain's main national annual film awards. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Silvia Perez Cruz won best original song for "Ai, ai, ai." The singer concluded her acceptance speech with a moving a cappella lament for those Spaniards who lost their homes during the country's recent economic crisis.

Spanish film director Juan Antonio Bayona poses with his trophy after winning the best director award for his film "Un monstruo viene a verme" during the Goya Film Awards Ceremony in Madrid, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. The Goya Awards are Spain's main national annual film awards. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) © The Associated Press Spanish film director Juan Antonio Bayona poses with his trophy after winning the best director award for his film "Un monstruo viene a verme" during the Goya Film Awards Ceremony in Madrid, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. The Goya Awards are Spain's main national annual film awards. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

The honors Saturday were not Arevalo's first successes at the Goya Awards. As an actor, Arevalo had also won a Goya in 2010 for best supporting actor for "Gordos."

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz arrives for the Goya Film Awards Ceremony in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. The Goya Awards are Spain's main national annual film awards. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza) © The Associated Press Spanish actress Penelope Cruz arrives for the Goya Film Awards Ceremony in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. The Goya Awards are Spain's main national annual film awards. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

The annual Goya Awards are Spain's version of the Oscars, honoring excellence in filmmaking for full-length features, shorts, animated films and documentaries. There are two separate categories to honor the best European film and the best Spanish-language film from outside Spain. Members of the Spanish Film Academy are eligible to vote.

Argentine team members from the film 'El ciudadano ilustre' receive their Goya Film Award for the best Iberoamerican movie during the Goya Film Awards Ceremony in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. The Goya Awards are Spain's main national annual film awards. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Argentine team members from the film 'El ciudadano ilustre' receive their Goya Film Award for the best Iberoamerican movie during the Goya Film Awards Ceremony in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. The Goya Awards are Spain's main national annual film awards. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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