Monday, February 10, 2014

28th Goya Awards Winners

The award ceremony is over and Living is Easy with the Eyes Closed was the big winner of the night. Nothing outstanding happened during the ceremony which was unusual as always something unexpected happens, so this year was on the tedious side, sigh.

Winners are in *BLUE. To learn winners in all categories go here.

Today the Spanish Academy announced the nominations for the current awards edition and to my surprise a film that I truly believe is horrendous got 10 nominations which only means that my credibility for these awards is in a new low that can't go any lower. Sigh.

Nevertheless La Gran Familia Española leads the pack with 11 nods, followed by Las Brujas de Zugarramurdi with 10 and Caníbal with 8; still awful Brujas did not got a nod in the two main categories, so must come from other categories.

Best Film
15 años y un día (15 Years and One Day), Gracia Querejeta
Caníbal (Cannibal), Manuel Martín Cuenca
La Gran Familia Española (Family United), Daniel Sánchez Arévalo
La Herida (Wounded), Fernando Franco
*Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados (Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed), David Trueba

Best Ibero-American Film
*Azul y no tan rosa, Miguel Ferrari, Venezuela
Gloria, Sebastián Lelio, Chile
El médico alemán. Wakolda, Lucía Puenzo, Argentina
La Jaula de Oro, Diego Quemada-Diez, Guatemala and Mexico

Best European Film
*Amour (Love), Michael Haneke
Jagten (The Hunt), Thomas Vinterberg
La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty), Paolo Sorrentino
La Vie d'Adèle (Blue Is the Warmest Color), Abdellatif Kechiche

Best Director
Manuel Martín Cuenca for Caníbal (Cannibal)
Gracia Querejeta for 15 años y un día (15 Years and One Day)
Daniel Sánchez Arévalo for La Gran Familia Española (Family United)
*David Trueba for Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados (Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed)

Best New Director
Neus Ballús for La Plaga (The Plague)
Jorge Dorado for Mindscape
*Fernando Franco for La Herida (Wounded)
Rodrigo Sorogoyen for Stockholm

Best Actress
*Marian Álvarez in La Herida (Wounded)
Inma Cuesta in 3 bodas de más (Three Many Weddings)
Aura Garrido in Stockholm
Nora Navas in Tots volem el millor per a ella (Puzzlement)

Best Actor
*Javier Cámara in Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados (Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed)
Eduard Fernández in Todas Las Mujeres
Antonio de la Torre in Caníbal (Cannibal)
Tito Valverde in 15 años y un día (15 Years and One Day)

To learn nominees in all categories please go here. Without a doubt the most absurd category is Best European Film as how can you decide between those four films? Impossible to decide between Haneke, Sorrentino, Vintenberg and Kechiche?! Impossible.

Know that many are talking about Almodovar being snubbed but to me is no surprise as first the local Academy does not really acknowledges how great the director is and his last movie absolutely is NOT award material, just plain old-fashion crazy fun.

Awards ceremony will be on February 9, 2014 at Hotel Auditorium Madrid hosted by Manel Fuentes.

Video with the nominations and more -in Spanish.

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