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)