Almodóvar in scarf at Madrid awards

Published: 14th January 2014

Almodóvar in scarf at Madrid awards

While his Hollywood contemporaries were lining up at the Golden Globes Pedro Almodóvar flaunted a green scarf at the José María Forqué Awards in Madrid on Monday night.

The flamboyant 64-year-old director combined the green scarf with a pair of sunglasses and a dark suit as he arrived at the event. He later revealed a black polo neck after he removed the scarf inside the auditorium.

While Almodóvar was not nominated for an award this year, he was on hand to present his brother, Agustín, with the Medalla de Oro (Gold Medal) prize for his decorated career as a Spanish film producer.

"The best decision of my career has been to make my brother responsible for the production of my films," Pedro said.

Fernando Franco's debut film La Herida (Wounded) was crowned the Best Spanish Film in 2013, while Marián Álvarez who plays the lead role in La Herida won the Best Actress Award. Eduard Fernández won the Best Actor gong for his role in the television series Todas las mujeres (All the Women).

Almodóvar is recognised as one of Spain's most celebrated directors having received eight BAFTA nominations for Best Film Not in the English Language, winning the award on two separate occasions for All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre) and Talk to Her (Hable con ella).

All About My Mother also won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1999, while he pulled off a shock at both the BAFTAs and the Oscars in 2002 winning the Best Original Screenplay awards for Talk to Her, the only foreign language film to do so to date.

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