The Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced its nominations for the 28th edition of the Goya Awards, to be presented on February 9. The hosts were Quim Gutierrez and Clara Lago.
Six titles presented at the last 62nd edition of the San Sebastián Film Festival (SSFF), occupy a large part of the nominations and are now featured among the favorites of the year. The Goya of Honor will be presented to filmmaker Jaime de Armiñan this year.
"Witching and Bitching" (Las brujas de Zugarramurdi), directed by Álex de la Iglesia and screened out of competition in the Official Selection at this year's 62nd SSFF, on the occasion of the Donostia Award presentation to Carmen Maura, leads with 10 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.
Following its world premiere at the Toronto Festival in the Official Selection, where it received the Youth Award for Best Cinematography, Camibal (Cannibal), 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 at the SSFF, La herida (Wounded) bags six Goya nominations: best film, best new director (writer Fernando Franco), best actress (Marian Álvarez), best original screenplay, best editing and best sound.
The third Spanish film to compete in the SSFF, La herida (Wounded), Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados (Living is Easy with Eyes Closed), also competes for seven awards:
Best film and best director, David Trueba,
Best actor, Javier Cámara,
Best new actress, Natalia de Molina, and
Best original screenplay, best music, best costume design.
Zipi y Zape y el club de la canica (Zip and Zap and the Marble Gang), presented on the Velodrome screen after its showing at the Toronto Festival, lands four nominations: best adapted screenplay, best production supervision, best art direction and best special effects.
The Spain-Argentina co-production Futbolín (Foosball), opening movie of the SSFF's previous edition - 61st, competes for the Goya in the best animated film category.
Another three titles programmed at the SSFF compete for the Goya for the best foreign film in the Spanish language: Gloria (from Chile), directed by Sebastián Lelio, was presented in the Pearls section and was a winner at the 60th SSFF edition of the Films in Progress Industry Award.
Alongside of it are, La jaula de oro (The Golden Dream) South Korea, directed by Diego Quemada-Díez, and El médico alemán, Wakolda (The German Doctor), Argentina, directed by Lucía Puenzo. Both competed in the SSFF's Horizontes Latinos section, following their presentation in the "Un certain regard" section at the Cannes Festival last May.