'Blind Sunflowers' leads Goya noms

Nominated for best film, 14 other awards

LONDON -- Jose Luis Cuerda's post-Spanish Civil War drama "The Blind Sunflowers" led the pack for the 23rd Goya Awards with 15 nominations, including all the main categories.

The movie will vie for best film along with Javier Fesser's "Camino," Alex de la Iglesia's English-language whodunit "Oxford Crimes" and Agustin Diaz Yanes' drama "Solo Quiero Caminar" (I Just Want to Walk).

Cuerda's "Sunflowers," which stars Maribel Verdu and Javier Camara, not only received nods in the main categories, but also in the lion's share of technical nominations such as wardrobe, editing make-up and sound.

Fesser's "Camino," which portrays the dying days of a young girl in the bosom of a religious Catholic family, took seven nominations, including best film, director, original script -- written by Fesser -- and new actress, for the young Nerea Camacho.

Elijah Wood and John Hurt failed to snag a nomination for their turns in De la Iglesias' "Crimes," but the movie also grabs a nomination for the adapted script nod, written by de la Iglesia and Jorge Guerricaechevarria.

Penelope Cruz will compete for the best supporting actress statue for her role as Javier Bardem's wife in Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," the only nomination for that film.
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