Sunday, 10 January 2010

Cell 211 collects 16 Goya nominations

Daniel Monzon’s Celda 211 / Cell 211 has received 16 nominations for the 24th Goya awards, announced last Saturday. The successful prison drama co-produced by Galician Vaca Films leads the nomination pack with Alejandro Amenabar’s Ágora, which received 13 nominations.

Cell 211 contends for the top categories of best film and director against Amenabar’s Ágora, Alejandro Trueba’s The Dancer and the Thief, and Juan José Campanella’s The Secret in their Eyes. Galician performer Luis Tosar, who plays the leading part in Cell 211, will race against Antonio de la Torre for his part in Daniel Sánches Arevalo’s Gordos; Ricardo Darín for The Secret in their Eyes, and Jordi Mollá for El cónsul de Sodoma. In turn, Galician actress Marta Etura will compete with Pilar Castro and Verónica Sánchez for Gordos, and Vicky Peña for El cónsul de Sodoma in the category of best actress in a supporting role.

Other nominations include best novel actor, best supporting actor (two nominations), best adapted screenplay, best original score, best production supevision, best cinemaography, best editing, best art direction, best sound, best special effects, and best makeup and hairstyles, with Galician candidates Raquel Fidalgo and Inés Rodríguez.

The Spanish Film Academy's Goya Awards will be handed out in a gala ceremony to be held next February 14th in Madrid. The 28 categories include three for short films and an honorary Goya for director Antonio Mercero.

The Goya nominations were selected among 120 Spanish and Latin-American films released in Spain between December 1st, 2008, and December 31st, 2009, and stayed in theaters for at least one continuous week - a three-day run is allowed for documentaries –

Congratulations Emma!

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