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Eleven Films Presented at the 63rd San Sebastian Festival Receive 39 Goya Award Nominations

Eleven Films Presented at the 63rd San Sebastian Festival Receive 39 Goya Award Nominations

The Academia de las Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas de España has announced the nominees for the 30th edition of the Goya Awards, to be presented
on February 6.

The finalist with most nominations is “La Novia” (The Bride)
, which had its world premiere in the Zabaltegi section at the last edition of the San Sebastian Festival. The film by Paula Ortiz is nominated in twelve
categories: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Inma Cuesta), Best Actor (Asier Etxeandia), Best Supporting Actress (Luisa Gavasa), Best New Actor (Álex García), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Music, Best Sound, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction and Best Makeup and/or Hairstyles.

Truman,” the film by Cesc Gay which competed in the Official Selection and won the best actor award for Ricardo Darin and Javier Cámara at the last
edition, earned six nominations: Best film, Best Director, Best Actor (Ricardo Darin), Best Supporting Actor (Javier Cámara), Best Original Screenplay and Best Editing.

The winner of the best actress award at the last Festival, Yordanka Ariosa for Agustí Villaronga’s
El Rey de La Habana” (The King of Havana), received a Best New Actress nomination alongside another two in the Best Cinematography and Best Adapted Screenplay

Another two titles screened in the Official Selection have landed nominations: “Amama” (When a Tree Falls) for Best New Actress (Iraia Elias), and the film by Álex de la Iglesia,

Mi Gran Noche” (My Big Night)

, premiered out of competition, which competes for the Best Art Director, Best Costume Design, Best Sound and Best Special Effects Goya Awards.

Another two titles that premiered in this year’s Zabaltegi section are also among the finalists. Álvaro Longoria’s “The Propaganda Game

is nominated for best documentary, while Fernando Colomo competes for the best new actor award with his movie “Isla Bonita.”

Dani de la Torre’s
El Desconocido” (Retribution)
, screened in the Velodrome section, garnered eight candidacies: Best New Director, Best Actor (Luis Tosar), Best Supporting Actress (Elvira Mínguez), Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Supervision, Best Editing, Best Sound and Best Special Effects.

Furthermore, Borja Cobeaga‘s “Negociador” (Negociator), which premiered in the Zabaltegi section at the 62nd edition of the Festival, landed a nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

Un Otoño Sin Berlin” (An Autumn without Berlin)
by Lara Izagirre, opening film of the Zinemira section, also got a nomination for Best new Actress for Irene Escolar.

Two films that also screened at the San Sebastian Festival compete for the Best Foreign Film in the Spanish Language Award: Pablo Trapero’s El Clan” (The Clan) screened in the Pearls section following its premiere at the Venice Festival; and Salvador del Solar’s “Magallanes winner of the Films in Progress Award at the 62nd edition of the Festival, before going on to form part of this year’s Horizontes Latinos

Another three nominated were programmed as part of the Made in Spain section, following their premiere at the Malaga Festival: Daniel Guzmán’s

A Cambio de Nada” (Nothing in Return)

, with six nominations, Leticia Dolera’s
Requisitos Para Ser Una Persona Normal,” with three candidacies and Gracia Querejeta’s
Felices 140” (Happy 140)

, which competes for two awards.

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