The Argentinian Academy of Film Arts and Science has awarded Lucrecia Martel's The Headless Woman with three Sur prizes (out of 11 nominations); including best film, best director and best original script in Buenos Aires on Monday.
Veteran Leonardo Favio's musical Aniceto won all eight categories in which it was nominated. The renowned filmmaker self-excluded himself from the best film and best direction categories before the gala because of a disagreement with the Academy.
The local Academy, comprised of 275 renowned professionals also named Oscar Martinez as best actor for his work in Daniel Burman's Empty Nest and Valeria Bertuccelli as best actress for her work in the romantic comedy A Boyfriend For My Wife.
Pablo Trapero's Leonera, the local submission for the foreign language film category at the Oscars, took only one award out of 11 nominations, with best new actress going to Martina Gusman.
Awards in full:
Best film: The Headless Woman, by Lucrecia Martel
Best first film: Agnus Dei, by Lucia Cedron
Best documentary: The Next Station, by Fernando Solanas
Best director: Lucrecia Martel for The Headless Woman
Best actor: Oscar Martinez for Empty Nest
Best actress: Valeria Bertuccelli for A Boyfriend For My Wife
Best supporting actress: Malena Solda for Agnus Dei
Best supporting actor: Juan Minujin for Agnus Dei
Best new actress: Martina Guzman for Leonera
Best new actor: Hernan Piquin for Aniceto
Best original screenplay: Lucrecia Martel for The Headless Woman
Best adapted screenplay: Leonardo Favio, Rodolfo Mortola and Veronica Muriel for Aniceto
Best cinematography: Alejandro Giuliani for Aniceto
Best editing: Alejandro Brodersohn for Empty Nest
Best art direction: Andres Echebeste for Aniceto
Best costume design: Monica Toschi for Aniceto
Best make-up: Marisa Amenta for Aniceto
Best original music: Ivan Wyszogrod for Aniceto
Best sound: Ivan Wyszogrod for Aniceto
Best foreign film: 4 Months 3 Weeks And 2 Days (Romania)