‘Cell 211’ Leads Goya Awards with 8

Prison-break thriller tops at Spanish version of the Oscars

Last Updated: February 15, 2010 @ 6:22 PM

MADRID – The prison thriller "Cell 211" won eight trophies at theGoya Awards, Spain’s version of the Oscars. Among others, the box-office hit about a prison riot took statuettes for best film, best adapted screenplay and best director for Daniel Monzon at a ceremony in Madrid on Sunday night.

Alejandro Amenabar’s historical drama "Agora" starring Rachel Weiszwon seven trophies in categories including best special effects, wardrobe and original screenplay.

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(Pictured left: "Celda 211" star  Luis Tosar wins for best actor; image by Getty)