Monday, February 14, 2011

25th Goya Awards Winners

So read about controversy and is all about a Law that has to be yet approved by legislators and believe vote will be next Tuesday. But now I know why Academy site is not working: became object of a Ddos attack by those that are against the passing of the law who also had a demonstration outside the theater where the awards had their ceremony. Also learned that those who watched show online were able to hear the noise demonstrators made which TV broadcast filtered out whilst making "live" TV broadcast a lot less interesting.

But most interesting was to find that ALSO this show was delayed, this time by only several minutes and can't deny that was surprising that TV broadcast transmitted the moment when an "unknown" man interrupted the show (according to news was a well-known party crasher) when Javier Bardem was about to get his award.

I know that since a few years back Oscar show is delayed for a few minutes, so "censors" can delete 'inappropriate behavior'; but honestly this is becoming ridiculous especially when we now have in open TV those 'reality' shows that show more than whatever could happen in a regular awards show. I'm so sorry that now this not-so-subtle kind of censorship is spreading to the rest of the world. Sigh.

Those that want to learn winners in all categories won't be able to go to the Academy's official site yet, but if you wish to learn all winners go here which is one of the few net places that have the complete list in English.

Winners are in *BLUE and hope Academy site will be up soon as seems that protesters did exactly the same as what the new Law -if approved- will do to many Spanish Internet sites: shut them down.


The show started very entertaining but then got extremely boring with very long acceptance speeches, still show was funny at many moments with some very good singing/dancing/humor by actors.

Since this morning academy site has not been working so I'm posting winners from memory and let's hope that the site is fixed ASAP for those that didn't watch show to check all winners.

I was superficially aware about the controversy that made Academy President Alex de la Iglesia to resign; will read more about the issue as according to his speech, everything I heard makes absolutely sense so let's find what the controversy is all about.

Winners for now have an asterisk.


Today Spain’s Academy announced nominees for the most famous award in the Spanish language cinema. Marta Etura and Jorge Sanz were the presenters and nearby was Academy president, Alex de la Iglesia, who learned that his movie Balada Triste de Tropeta has the most nominations (15).

These are the nominations.

Best Film
Balada Triste de Trompeta (The Last Circus), Alex de la Iglesia
Buried, Rodrigo Cortés
*Pa Negre (Black Bread), Agustí Villaronga
También la lluvia (Even the Rain), Iiciar Bollaín

Best Director
Alex de la Iglesia for Balada Triste de Trompeta
Iiciar Bollaín for También la lluvia
Rodrigo Cortés for Buried
*Agustí Villaronga for Pa Negre

Best New Director
Juana Macías for Planes para Mañana
Emilio Aragón for Pájaros de Papel (Paper Birds)
Jonás Trueba for Todas las Canciones Hablan de Mí
*David Pinillos for Bon Appétit

Best Actress
Elena Anaya in Habitación en Roma (Room in Rome), Julio Medem
Emma Suárez in La Mosquitera (The Mosquito Net), Agustí Vila
Belén Rueda in Los Ojos de Julia (Julia’s Eyes), Guillem Morales
*Nora Navas in Pa Negre (Black Bread), Agustí Villaronga

Best Supporting Actress
Terele Pávez in Balada Triste de Trompeta, Alex de la Iglesia
Ana Wagener in Biutiful, Alejandro González Iñárritu
Pilar López de Ayala in Lope, Andrucha Waddington
*Laia Marull in Pa Negre (Black Bread), Agustí Villaronga

Best New Actress
Carolina Bang in Balada Triste de Trompeta (The Last Circus), Alex de la Iglesia
Natasha Yarovenko in Habitación en Roma (Room in Rome), Julio Medem
*Marina Comas in Pa Negre (Black Bread), Agustí Villaronga
Aura Garrido in Planes para Mañana, Juana Macías

Best Actor
Antonio de la Torre in Balada Triste de Trompeta (The Last Circus), Alex de la Iglesia
*Javier Bardem in Biutiful Alejandro González Iñárritu
Ryan Reynolds in Buried, Rodrigo Cortés
Luis Tosar in También la lluvia (Even the Rain), Iiciar Bollaín

Best Supporting Actor
Eduard Fernández in Biutiful, Alejandro González Iñárritu
Alex Angulo in El Gran Vázquez (The Great Vazquez), Oscar Aibar
Sergi López in Pa Negre (Black Bread), Agustí Villaronga
*Karra Elejalde in También la lluvia, Iiciar Bollaín

Best New Actor
Manuel Camacho in Entrelobos, Gerardo Olivares
*Francesc Colomer in Pa Negre (Black Bread), Agustí Villaronga
Juan Carlos Aduviri in También la lluvia, Iiciar Bollaín
Oriol Vila in Todas las Canciones Hablan de Mí, Jonás Trueba

Best Foreign Film in the Spanish Language
Contracorriente (Undertow), Javier Fuentes-León, Peru
El Hombre de al Lado (The Man Next Door), Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn, Argentina
El Infierno (Hell), Luis Estrada, Mexico
*La Vida de los Peces (The Life of Fish), Matías Bize, Chile

Best European Film
The Ghost Writer, Roman Polanski, France
*The King’s Speech, Tom Hooper, UK
Das weisse band (The White Ribbon), Michael Haneke, Germany
A Prophet, Jacques Audiard, France

To learn nominees in all categories as well as information about each film go here. Awards ceremony will be February 13.

First of all have to congratulate the Academy for their new and very professional site as well as for a site dedicated only to the Goya Awards; but most of all for including an English version that facilitates many more visitors.

Top nominated movies are Balada Triste de Trompeta (15), Pa Negre (14), También la lluvia (13), Buried (10) and Biutiful (10). Best news is that Julio Medem’s Room in Rome got 4 nods, two for film actresses, one for Medem’s adapted screenplay, and one for best original song, Russian Red.

Can’t deny my surprise to find Ryan Reynolds with a Goya nomination and maybe now I’ll feel motivated to watch film as been avoiding watching what I imagine will be a very claustrophobic film; but I know that always enjoy his performances.

Have seen a few movies but these nominations give me more films that I’ll be watching as soon as possible. Great!

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