Yesterday, the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its nominations for the 28th edition of the Goya Awards, to be presented on February 9. Six titles presented at the last edition of the Festival occupy a large part of the nominations and now feature among the favourites of the year.
Las brujas de Zugarramurdi (Witching and Bitching), directed by Álex de la Iglesia and screened out of competition in the Official Selection on the occasion of the Donostia Award presentation to Carmen Maura, has bagged ten nominations: best supporting actress (Terele Pávez), best music, best production supervision, best editing, best costume design, best sound, best cinematography, best art direction, best makeup and hairstyles and best special effects.
Caníbal (Cannibal), which competed following its world premiere at the Toronto Festival in the Official Selection where it carried off the Youth Award for Best Cinematography, is nominated in eight categories: best film, best director (Manuel Martín Cuenca), best actor (Antonio de la Torre), best new actress (Olimpia Melinte), best adapted screenplay, best sound, best cinematography and best art direction.
Having won the Special Jury Prize for Best Film and Silver Shell for Best Actress in San Sebastián, La herida (Wounded) carries off six Goya nominations: best film, best new director (Fernando Franco), best actress (Marian Álvarez), best original screenplay, best editing and best sound.
The third Spanish film to compete in the Official Selection, Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados (Living is Easy with Eyes Closed) also competes for seven awards: best film, best director (David Trueba), best actor (Javier Cámara), best new actress (Natalia de Molina), best original screenplay, best music and best costume design.
Zipi y Zape y el club de la canica (Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang), presented on the Velodrome screen after showing at the Toronto Festival, lands four nominations: best adapted screenplay, best production supervision, best art direction and best special effects. For its part, the Spain-Argentina co-production Futbolín (Foosball), opening movie of the Festival’s 61st edition, competes for the Goya for best animated film in 2013.
Another three titles programmed at the Festival compete for the Goya for the best foreign film in the Spanish language: Gloria, by Sebastián Lelio, presented in the Pearls section and winner at the 60th edition of the Films in Progress Industry Award, alongside La jaula de oro (The Golden Dream) by Diego Quemada-Díez and El médico alemán - Wakolda (The German Doctor) by Lucía Puenzo, which competed in the Horizontes Latinos section following their presentation in the “Un certain regard” section at the Festival de Cannes.