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Mexico's Del Toro and Spain's Almodovar head list of candidates for Goya Awards

Mexico's Del Toro and Spain's Almodovar head list of candidates for Goya Awards

Guillermo del Toro's "El Laberinto del Fauno" _ "Pan's Labyrinth" _ and Pedro Almodovar's "Volver" are vying for honors at Spain's film academy awards this weekend after failing to be nominated for Oscars.
The two movies, from Mexico and Spain, have been nominated 27 times for Goya Awards _ Spain's version of the Oscars _ to be given out by the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Spain on Sunday.
A total of 28 categories can opt for Goyas, including best film, director, first-time director, actor, actress and foreign movie.
Nominated for best movie are "Alatriste," "El Laberinto del fauno" _ "Pan's Labyrinth" _ "Salvador (Puig Antich)" and "Volver."
The Spanish film industry went through a bit of a boom last year, with 140 movies produced compared to 60 the year before, Maurizio Carlotti, chairman of television network Antenna 3, told the newspaper El Mundo.
"Productions of high artistic and industrial quality have triumphed in our country," said Carlotti.
The Culture Ministry intends to pass a new law to further boost the film industry, he said.
The awards are handed out at a glittering ceremony held at a convention center in Madrid.
Goya nominations for best director went to Agustin Diaz Yanes for "Alatriste," Del Toro for "El laberinto del Fauno," Manuel Huerga for "Salvador (Puig Antich)" and Almodovar for "Volver."
Best actor nominations include Juan Echanove for "Alatriste" and Leonardo Sbaraglia for "Salvador (Puig Antich)."
The best actress category includes Penelope Cruz for "Volver" and Marigel Verdu for "El laberinto del Fauno."
In the category of best Spanish language movie are Juan Carlos Valdivia's "American Pie," from Bolivia; Matias Bize's "En la cama," from Chile; Alejandro Doria's "Las manos," from Argentina and Rodrigo Triana's "Sonar no cuesta nada," from Colombia.
Best European film nominations are Stephen Frears' "The Queen" from the United Kingdom; Abnieszka Holland's "Copying Beethoven" from the United Kingdom; Ken Loach's "The Wind that Shakes the Barley," a Spanish, German, Irish, Italian and British co-production and Woody Allen's "Scoop" from the United Kingdom.
For best artistic direction Benjamin Fernandez has been nominated for "Alatriste," Barbara Perez Solero and Maria Stilde Ambruzzi for "Los Borgia," Eugenio Caballero for "El laberinto del Fauno" and Salvador Parra for "Volver."
Last year Alejandro Amenabar's "The Sea Inside," swept the Goya Awards, taking 14 prizes.


Updated : 2021-04-20 09:56 GMT+08:00