Sunday, February 07, 2016

30th Goya Awards Winners

According to award official site news, last night awards ceremony lasted 3 hours 10 minutes and was seen locally by almost 4 million viewers, which is higher than last year award ceremony. Yes, 2016 ceremony was quite entertaining, made me laugh hard/loud a few times, watched entire ceremony (training for the Oscars) and the best part was watching Juliette Binoche in my TV screen so many times, sigh.

Perhaps the most surprising moment in the ceremony was when Juliette Binoche didn't win a Goya as definitively her performance was extraordinary in Nadie Quiere La Noche and have to admit that the next best performance was multiple Goya winner, Penelope Cruz in Ma Ma; so when the winner's name was announced I was extremely surprised, as much as the winner actress was (lol!).

If was surprised with the best actress category there was no surprise in most of the other predictable top awards as I called the winner before was announced and was right. Yes I said Truman before the Best Film was announced, said Cesc Gay before Best Director was announced, said Ricardo Darin before Best Actor was announced, said Javier Camara before Best Supporting Actor was announced and no, the other Truman's nomination I forgot so couldn't say it before the announcement (lol). Truman was the BIG winner of the night with 4 top awards from 5 nominations.

The other two great moments were when El Clan by Pablo Trapero wins Best Ibero-American film and Mustang by Deniz Gamze Ergüven won Best European film as believe both honors are well-deserved.

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

Asier Etxeandia and Emma Suárez today announced the nominations for the 30th edition of the Goya Awards. La Novia by Paola Ortiz leads the pack with 12 nominations followed by Nadie Quiere La Noche by Isabel Coixet with 9, Un día perfecto by Fernando León de Aranoa and El desconocido by Dani de la Torre with 8, and Truman by Cesc Gay with 6 nominations.

Seems the new adaptation of Bodas de Sangre by Federico García Lorca could be worth watching, so perhaps is time to give La Novia a try even do is a story that has been told so many times before and I have seen so many times before too, sigh. The perhaps new generations will enjoy a more contemporary version.

Here are the nominees for some of the categories, to check all categories go to official site here (not up yet, but will be there soon).

Best Film
A Cambio de Nada, Daniel Guzmán
La Novia (The Bride), Paula Ortiz
Nadie Quiere La Noche (Nobody Wants the Night), Isabel Coixet
*Truman, Cesc Gay
Un día Perfecto (A Perfect Day), Fernando León de Aranoa

Best Director
Paula Ortiz for La Novia
Isabel Coixet for Nadie Quiere La Noche
*Cesc Gay for Truman
Fernando León de Aranoa for Un día Perfecto

Best New Director
*Daniel Guzmán for A Cambio de Nada
Dani de la Torre for El Desconocido
Leticia Dolera for Requisitos para ser una persona normal
Juan Miguel del Castillo for Techo y Comida

Best Ibero-American Film
*El Clan, Pablo Trapero, Chile
La Once, Maite Alberdi, Chile
Magallanes, Salvador del Solar, Peru
Vestido de Novia, Marilyn Solaya, Cuba

Best European Film
Sur le chemin de l'école, Pascal Plisson, France, China, South Africa, Brazil and Colombia
Leviathan, Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia
Macbeth, Justin Kurzel, UK, France and USA
*Mustang, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Turkey, France, Qatar and Germany

Best Actress
Inma Cuesta in La Novia
PenélopeCruz in Mama
Juliette Binoche in Nadie quiere la Noche
*Natalia de Molina in Techo y Comida

Best Actor
Pedro Casablanc in B
Luis Tosar in El Desconocido
Asier Etxeandía in La Novia
*Ricardo Darín in Truman

No doubt that the category that looks the most interesting is Best Actress as includes outstanding Juliette Binoche and well-known Penélope Cruz. The 2016 Honorary Goya goes to Mariano Ozores. Award ceremony will be on Saturday, February 6th, 2016 and the host is Dani Rovira.

If you can't wait for organizers to update official site then check official twitter account here as all the info is available there.

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