Photo: Spain's Blananieves Nominated for Goya Award
Pablo Berger’s “Blancanieves” and the Alberto Rodriguez action film “Grupo 7” are the favorites going into the 27th edition of the Goyas, Spain’s equivalent of the Oscars, with 18 and 16 nominations, respectively.
The super-production by Juan Antonio Bayona, “Lo imposible,” with 14 nominations, and “El artista y la modelo,” by Fernando Trueba, with 13, round out the list of finalists for best film honors.
Actors Elena Anaya and Antonio de la Torre were tasked with making public the list of nominees for the awards, which will be presented on Feb. 17 in Madrid.
Nominated for best actress are Maribel Verdu for “Blancanieves”; Aida Folch for “El artista y la modelo”; Naomi Watts for “Lo imposible” and Penelope Cruz for “Volver a nacer.”
Daniel Gimenez Cacho for “Blancanieves,” Antonio de la Torre for “Grupo 7,” France’s Jean Rochefort for “El artista y la modelo,” and Jose Sacristan for “El muerto y ser feliz” are the finalists for best actor.
In addition, this year the Goya of honor will be presented to actress Concha Velasco for a life dedicated to film, the only award to be announced in advance.