Wednesday, 9 February 2011

And the nominees are....(Los Premios Goya 2011)

      It’s actually a bit late in the day to write anything about the nominations for the (25th) Goya awards (‘Los Premios Goya’), given that they take place this Sunday (13th February) –so I’m just going to list the main categories and I’ll write something about the winners next week. The interesting thing from a British perspective is that only ‘Spanish’ films can be nominated (the classification can either be linked to Spanish money contributing to the financing of the film, or through the use of Spanish personnel –for example, The Others is classified as a Spanish film and won ‘Best Film’ in 2002, and Steven Soderbergh’s Che was part-financed by Spain, meaning that Benicio del Toro was eligible to be nominated for, and win, ‘Best Actor’ in 2009). So, unlike the BAFTAs, the Goyas aren’t dominated by Hollywood (the only categories for ‘foreign’ films are ‘Best European Film’ and ‘Best Latin American Film’), which leaves room for genre cinema to be acknowledged and a broader range of performances to be considered. The three frontrunners this year in terms of number of nominations are Balada triste de trompeta / Sad Trumpet Ballad (dir. Álex de la Iglesia) with 15 nominations, Pa negre / Black Bread  (dir. Agustí Villaronga) with 14 nominations, and También la lluvia / Even the Rain (dir. Icíar Bollaín) with 13 nominations.

The main categories are as follows-

Best Film:
Balada triste de trompeta
Pa negre
También la lluvia

Best Director:
Álex de la Iglesia -Balada triste de trompeta
Rodrigo Cortés -Buried
Agustí Villaronga -Pa negre
Icíar Bollaín -También la lluvia

Best New Director:

David Pinillos -Bon appétit
Emilio Aragón -Pájaros de papel
Juana Macías -Planes para mañana
Jonás Trueba -Todas las canciones hablan de mí

Best Actor:
Antonio de la Torre -Balada triste de trompeta
Javier Bardem -Biutiful
Ryan Reynolds -Buried
Luis Tosar -También la lluvia

Best Actress:
Elena Anaya -Habitación en Roma
Emma Suárez -La mosquitera
Belén Rueda -Los ojos de Julia
Nora Navas -Pa negre

Best Supporting Actor:

Eduard Fernández -Biutiful

Álex Angulo -El gran Vázquez

Sergi López -Pa negre

Karra Elejalde -También la lluvia

Best Supporting Actress:

Terele Pávez -Balada triste de trompeta
Ana Wagener -Biutiful
Pilar López de Ayala -Lope
Laia Marull -Pa negre

Best Male Newcomer:
Manuel Camacho -Entrelobos
Francesc Colomer -Pa negre
Juan Carlos Aduviri -También la lluvia
Oriol Vila -Todas las canciones hablan de mí

Best Female Newcomer:
Carolina Bang -Balada triste de trompeta
Natasha Yarovenko -Habitación en Roma
Marina Comas -Pa negre
Aura Garrido -Planes para mañana

The rest of the categories can be found on the official website here –you can switch the site into English at the top of the page.