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Goya film awards press preview postponed after Antonio Banderas goes down with flu

The Goya Awards will be held on 6 March at the Teatro del Soho CaixaBank in Malaga.
The Goya Awards will be held on 6 March at the Teatro del Soho CaixaBank in Malaga. / SUR
  • The 35th edition of the awards will be held on 6 March in Malaga and will feature the actor, as well as journalist María Casado as masters of ceremony

The Spanish Film Academy has postponed a Goya Awards press conference with Antonio Banderas, María Casado and Mariano Barroso scheduled for this Tuesday, 26 January, after the Malaga actor went down with flu.

Now the press event will move to next Tuesday, 2 February, if Banderas is fully recovered.

The 35th edition of the Goya Awards will be held on 6 March in Malaga and will feature the actor and the journalist María Casado as masters of ceremony.

This is the second consecutive year that Malaga will host the awards.

Last week the president of the Film Academy, Mariano Barroso, said, "The Goya Awards are going to be celebrated if nothing prevents it, but in an extremely restrained and extremely responsible manner."

Because of the pandemic only the nominees and those in charge of delivering the awards will attend the awards gala.

"We are going to minimise the risk, it is our obligation," declared the president of the institution.

Likewise, all those attending the gala - the nominees and production team - will undergo a coronavirus PCR test in the days before the event.