The first award of the 38th edition of the Goya Awards, best supporting actor, went to José Coronado for his role as the enigmatic actor Julio Arenas in Close Your Eyes, by Víctor Erice. It was the fifth nomination for the 66-year-old from Madrid, who already had a big head in 2012 as best actor for There will be no peace for the wicked. In Erice’s film he does a great job playing an actor who disappears under strange circumstances and was pointed out as his favorite.

Coronado has won over Martxelo Rubio by 20,000 species of bees; Juan Carlos Vellido for Bajoterapia, Álex Brendemühl for Creatura and Hugo Silva for Un amor. “Cheer up, you are younger and you have time,” he said with a broad smile, referring to the rest of his teammates who were competing in his category.

With an award in his hands given to him by Loles León and Fernando Tejero, Coronado thanked Erice for being able to play a character “that is a mirror in which we can all look at ourselves because it is a film that talks about identity and memory and that affects all of us.” “This is fuel to continue working with humility and without complaining about anything,” he said happily.