Sunday, 12 January 2014

Goya Nominations 2014

    The nominations for Los premios Goya (The Goya Awards) 2014 were announced last Tuesday. Leading the pack in nominations are Las brujas de Zugarramurdi and La gran familia española with ten apiece (although the former is mainly in the technical categories and, unusually for a film with so many nominations, does not appear in Best Film or Best Director), then Caníbal with 8 nominations, 15 años y un día and Vivir es fácil con ojos cerrados with 7 each, and La herida has received 6. There don't seem to be any sure fire clean sweeps about to happen (I would be very surprised if Daniel Sánchez Arévalo's film won all of its categories), but I think that Fernando Franco is probably the favourite for Best New Director (although La plaga and Stockholm were on a lot of end-of-year lists as well) and that Caníbal is well placed to pick up several of the main categories. In terms of the acting awards, it's difficult to judge given that I haven't seen the films yet, but Best Actor and Best Actress look like tight categories. Both Antonio de la Torre and Javier Cámara have been nominated several times in the past without winning - I was expecting the latter to be nominated for Ayer no termina nunca rather than the Trueba film, but Isabel Coixet's film appears not to have made an impact - both are actors who can seemingly do anything, but I think Antonio de la Torre may have the edge this time. But then Eduard Fernández is in there as well, and he can't be counted out. All four of the leading women carry their respective films, and although Marian Álvarez and Aura Garrido have been picking up prizes on the festival circuit, that doesn't necessarily put them in a better position in this context - it's a very strong category.
Anyway, I've outlined the main categories below. The ceremony takes place on 9th February.

Best Film:
15 años y un día
La gran familia española
La herida
Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados

Best Director:
Gracia Querejeta - 15 años y un día
Manuel Martín Cuenca - Caníbal
Daniel Sánchez Arévalo - La gran familia española
David Trueba - Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados

Best New Director:
Fernando Franco - La herida
Neus Ballus - La plaga
Jorge Dorado - Mindscape
Rodrigo Sorogoyen - Stockholm

Best Original Screenplay:
3 bodas de más - Pablo Alén, Breixo Corral
La gran familia española - Daniel Sánchez Arévalo
La herida - Fernando Franco García, Enric Rufas
Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados - David Trueba

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Alacrán enamorado - Santiago A. Zannou, Carlos Bardem
Caníbal - Manuel Martín Cuenca, Alejandro Hernández
Todas las mujeres - Alejandro Hernández, Mariano Barroso
Zipi y Zape y el club de la canica - Jorge A. Lara, Francisco Roncal

Best Actor:
Tito Valverde - 15 años y un día
Antonio de la Torre - Caníbal
Eduard Fernández - Todas las mujeres
Javier Cámara - Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados

Best Actress:
Inma Cuesta - 3 bodas de más
Marian Álvarez - La herida
Nora Navas - Todos queremos lo mejor para ella
Aura Garrido - Stockholm

Best Supporting Actor:
Carlos Bardem - Alacrán enamorado
Juan Diego Botto - Ismael
Roberto Álamo - La gran familia española
Antonio de la Torre - La gran familia española

Best Supporting Actress:
Susi Sánchez - 10.000 noches en ninguna parte
Maribel Verdú - 15 años y un día
Terele Pávez - Las brujas de Zugarramurdi
Nathalie Poza - Todas las mujeres

Best Male Newcomer:
Berto Romero - 3 bodas de más
Hovik Keuchkerian - Alacrán enamorado
Patrick Criado - La gran familia española
Javier Pereira - Stockholm

Best Female Newcomer:
Belén López - 15 años y un día
Olimpia Melinte - Caníbal
María Morales - Todas las mujeres
Natalia de Molina - Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados