Saturday, February 07, 2015

29th Goya Awards Winners

Winners are in *BLUE.

Today Spain's Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas announced the nominations for the 29th edition of their Goya Awards. Marian Álvarez, Blanca Suárez and Kike Maíllo read the nominations at a press conference in Madrid and surprisingly (at least to me) La Isla Mínima (Marshland) gets 17 nominations followed by El Niño with 16.

According to what I have been reading 2014 was a good year to Spain's cinema, good because made a lot of money; but I believe that the quality of their cinema has suffered too much since 2013 and 2014 reached a new low. Let's hope that 2015 quality cinema increases, while they still make mainstream cinema to make money. Sigh.

Best Film
El Niño
*La Isla Mínima (Marshland)
Magical Girl
Relatos Savajes (Wild Tales)

Best Ibero-American Film
Conducta, Ernesto Daranas, Cuba
Mr. Kaplan, Alvaro Brechner, Uruguay
La Distancia Más Larga, Claudia Pinto Emperador, Venezuela
*Relatos Salvajes (Wild Tales), Damián Szifron, Argentina

Best European Film
Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann (The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared), Felix Herngren, Sweden
*Ida, Pawel Pawlikowsky, Poland
O Sal da Terra (The Salt of Earth), Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Brazil, France and Italy (documentary)
Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu? (Serial (Bad) Weddings), Philippe de Chauveron, France

Best Director
Daniel Monzón for El Niño
*Alberto Rodríguez for La Isla Mínima (Marshland)
Damián Szifron for Relatos Salvajes (Wild Tales)
Carlos Vermuth for Magical Girl

Best New Director
Juanfer Andrés and Esteban Roel for Musarañas (Shrew's Nest)
*Carlos Marqués-Marcet for 10,000 Km
Curro Sánchez Varela for Paco de Lucía: la búsqueda (documentary)
Beatriz Sanchís for Todos están muertos (They Are All Dead)

Best Actress
Elena Anaya in Todos están muertos (They Are All Dead)
Macarena Gómez in Musarañas (Shrew's Nest)
*Bárbara Lennie in Magical Girl
María León in Marsella

Best Actor
Raúl Arévalo in La Isla Mínima (Marshland)
*Javier Gutiérrez in La Isla Mínima (Marshland)
Luis Bermejo in Magical Girl
Ricardo Darín in Relatos Salvajes (Wild Tales)

To learn nominees in all categories go official site here. The Goya de Honor 2015 goes to Antonio Banderas. Not surprisingly to many readers, the only Spanish film I have seen -worth mentioning- is the one that got Elena Anaya a nomination and is alright, nothing especial beside watching her (lol). We know that Ida should get the Best European Film award but there is another film that is interesting, the one by Felix Herngren with the very long title.

We know that Wild Tales is more easily identify with Argentine than with Spain, but gee there is no comparison between this film and the other four Best Film nominees, so I wonder if the Academy will give the top award to the "best" film or Wild Tales will only get the Best Ibero-american Film award.

The Goya Awards ceremony will be on Saturday, February 7th with Dani Rovira as the host. As every year, TVE will broadcast the ceremony live.

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