Spain's Goya Awards Unveils Nominations

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'Marshland' and 'El Nino' are up for the most awards, while 'Wild Tales' received nine nominations

Alberto Rodriguez's Marshland and Daniel Monzon's El Nino, two Spanish thrillers, will face off in 16 categories — including best picture, director, actor and actress — at this year's Goya Awards ceremony, Spain's top honors. Damian Szifron's Wild Tales, co-produced by Almodovar shingle El Deseo, is up for best picture and director, along with seven other nominations.

Carlos Vermut's Magical Girl and Jose Maria Goenaga's Loreak round out the best picture nominees, while Rodriguez, Monzon, Szifron and Vermut will also compete for best director.

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Antonio Banderas, who is set to receive an honorary Goya award at the Feb. 7 ceremony, saw his sci-fi Automata land nominations for photography, artistic director, wardrobe and sound.

A Spanish Affair, which has set box-office highs for Spanish film, landed five nominations, mainly for supporting acting roles.

Argentina's evergreen male lead, Ricardo Darin, snagged a nomination for his role in Szifron's acidic comedy, Wild Tales, which has the distinction of being nominated as the best Spanish film and the best Latin American film as a Spanish-Argentine co-production. The film, which will represent Argentina in its run up to the Oscars, swept up at the Argentine awards ceremony last month and walked away with 10 statues.

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"The nominations represent different kinds of films and genres and give an idea how varied Spanish cinema is," Marshland producer Jose Antonio Felez told reporters after the announcement of the nominations. 

For example, films like  Javier Fesser's 3D extravaganza Mortadelo and Filemon Against Jimmy el Cachondo, a box-office sensation with $3 million in sales and favored to win the best animated film award, stands alongside critically acclaimed Magical Girl, which won the Golden Shell at San Sebastian but only earned $201,000 in theaters and didn't even make it into the top 150 performers in Spain.

A complete list of nominees follows:


El Nino



Magical Girl

Wild Tales



Daniel Monzon for El Nino

Alberto Rodriguez for Marshland

Carlos Vermut for Magical Girl

Damian Szifron for Wild Tales


New Director

Carlos Marques-Marcet for 10,000 km

Esteban Roel, Juanfer Andres for Musaranas

Curro Sanchez Varela for Paco de Lucia: The Search

Beatriz Sanchis for Todos Estan Muertos


Original Screenplay

Daniel Monzon, Jorge Guerricaechevarria for El Nino

Alberto Rodriguez, Rafael Cobos for Marshland

Carlos Vermut for Magical Girl

Damian Szifron for Wild Tales


Adapted Screenplay

Carlos Asorey, Ignacio Vilar for A Esmorga

Chema Rodriguez, David Planell, Pablo Burgues for Anochece en la India

Claro Garcia, Cristobal Ruiz, Javier Fesser for Mortadelo and Filemon Against Jimmy el Cachondo

Anna Soler-Pont for Rastres de Sandal


Original Score

Roque Banos for El Nino

Julio de la Rosa for Marshland

Pascal Gaigne for Loreak

Gustavo Sanaolalla for Wild Tales


Original Song

"Nino sin miedo" by David Santisteban, India Martinez, Riki Rivera for El Nino

"Me ducho en tus besos" by Fernando Merinero, Luis Ivars, Raul Marin for Haz de Tu Vida una Obra de Arte

"Morta y File" by Rafael Arnau for Mortadelo and Filemon Against Jimmy el Cachondo

"No te marches jamas" by Fernando Velazquez for A Spanish Affair


Lead Actor

Javier Gutierrez for Marshland

Raul Arevalo for Marshland

Luis Bermejo for Magical Girl

Ricardo Darin for Wild Tales


Lead Actress

Barbara Lennie for Magical Girl

Maria Leon for Marsella

Macarena Gomez for Musaranas

Elena Anaya for Todos Estan Muertos


Supporting Actor

Eduard Fernandez for El Nino

Antonio de la Torre for Marshland

Jose Sacristan for Magical Girl

Karra Elejalde for A Spanish Affair


Supporting Actress

Barbara Lennie for El Nino

Mercedes Leon for Marshland

Goya Toledo for Marsella

Carmen Machi for A Spanish Affair


New Actor

David Verdaguer for 10,000 km

Jesus Castro for El Nino

Israel Elejalde for Magical Girl

Dani Rovira for A Spanish Affair


New Actress

Natalia Tena for 10,000 km

Yolanda Ramos for Carmina y Amen

Ingrid GArcia-Jonsson for Hermosa Juventud

Nerea Barros for Marshland


Production Design

Edmon Roch, Toni Novella for El Nino

Manuela Ocon for Marshland

Julian Larrauri, Luis Fernandez Lago for Mortadelo y Filemon Against Jimmy el Cachondo

Esther Garcia for Wild Tales



Alejandro Martinez for Automata

Carles Gusi for El Nino

Alex Catalan for Marshland

Kalo Berridi for A Spanish Affair



Mapa Pastor for El Nino

Jose M.G. Moyano for Marshland

Dario Garcia, Jose M.G. Moyano for Paco de Lucia: The Search

Damian Szifron, Pablo Barbieri for Wild Tales


Artistic Director

Patrick Salvador for Automata

Anton Laguna for El Nino

Pepe Dominguez for Marshland

Victor Monigote for Mortadelo and Filemon Against Jimmy el Cachondo



Armaveni Stoyanova for Automata

Tatiana Hernandez for El Nino

Fernando Garcia for Marshland

Cristina Rodriguez for Por un Punado de Besos


Makeup and Hair

David Marti, Noe Montes, Raquel Fidalgo for El Nino

Yolanda Pina for Marshland

Jose Quetgias, Carmen Veinat, Pedro Rodriguez for Musaranas

Marisa Amenta, Nestor Burgos for Wild Tales



Gabriel Gutierrez for Automata

Marc Orts, Oriol Tarrago, Sergio Burmann for El Nino

Daniel de Zayas, Nacho Royo-Villanova, Pelayo Gutierrez for Marshland

James Munoz, Nicolas de Poulpiquet for Mortadelo and Filemon Against Jimmy el Cachondo


Special Effects

Guillermo Orbe, Raul Romanillos for El Nino

Juan Ventura, Pedro Moreno for Marshland

David Heras, Raul Romanillos for Open Windows

Antonio Molina, Ferran Piquer for Torrente 5: Operation Eurovegas


Animated Film

Dixie y la Rebelion Zombi

La Tropa de Trapo en la Selva del Arcoiris

Mortadelo y Filmeon Against Jimmy el Cachondo


Documentary Film

2014. Nacido en Gaza

Edificio Espana

El Ultimo Adios de Bette Davis

Paco de Lucia: The Search


Latin American Film

Conducta by Ernesto Duranas

Kaplan by Alvaro Brechner

La Distancia mas Larga by Claudia Pinto Emperador

Wild Tales by Damian Szifron


European Film

Serial (Bad) Weddings by Philippe de Chauveron

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Felix Herngren

Ida by Pawel Pawlikowsky

Salt of the Earth by Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders


Fiction Short

"Cafe Para Llevar" by Patricia Font

"Loco con Ballista" by Kepa Sojo

"Safari" by Gerardo Herrero Pereda

"Todo un Futuro Juntos" by Pablo REmon

"Trato Preferente" by Carlos Polo


Animated Short

"A Lifestory" by Nacho Rodriguez

"A Lonely Sun Story" by Enrique Fernandez Guzman, Juanma Suarez Garcia

"El Senor del Abrigo Interminable" by Victoria Sahores Ripoll

"Juan y la Nube" by Giovanni Maccelli

Sangre de unicornio de Alberto Vazquez


Documentary Short

"El Domador de Peixos" by Dani Resines, Roger Gomez

"El Ultimo Abrazo" by Sergi Pitarch Garrido

"La Maquina de los Rusos" by Octavio Guerra Quevedo

"Walls (If These Walls could Talk)" by Miguel Lopez Beraza