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The two pre-race favourite in the Goya 2017

Cartel Goya. Fuente: computerhoy.com

Next Saturday 4 February, Spanish cinema dresses up to celebrate the edition number 31 of the Goya Awards in which participated more than 150 films. Do you want to know the nominees and which films are the favourites? Let us tell you about it. 

1 february 2017

Only three days remain to know which films will win the next Goya Awards, whose ceremony will be hosted by the comedian Dani Rovira one more year. A total of 155 films opted to the awards of this edition number 31, along with 16 Iberoamerican, 58 European features and 33 short films but only five of them have arrived to the final nomination to be recognised as the best film.

Más de 150 películas optaban a los premios de la edición número 31 de los Goya en la que 'Julieta' y 'Un montruo viene a verme' son los largometrajes favoritos

Although the appointment to know the names of the winners will be next Saturday, the review has already revealed which two films are proposed to succeed in the Spanish cinema gala. A Monster Calls, by J. A. Bayona; and Julieta, the last Almodóvar’s feature. 

  • A Monster Calls: This feature film of drama genre has 12 nominations to win the Goya Awards and has received eight Gaudí Awards including the best film in non-Catalan language. The film has Connor (Lewis MacDougall) as a main character, a 12 years old teenager who tries to overcome his fears with the help of a monster (Liam Neeson) after his parents separation while his mum (Felicity Jones) is suffering from cancer.

  • Julieta:The Almodóvar’s film, a psychological drama, has 7 nominations for the Goya Awads. Set the scene in the 80s starts with Julieta’s project of leaving Madrid to live in Portugal. The initiative is frustrated when incidentally she encounters Bea, an old friend of her daughter Antía, from whom she has long been estranged. After the encounter with Bea, Julieta discovers that her daughter has already three children and decides to cancel her travel and starts writing about her daughter.

More candidates to The Best Film...

  • The Man with Thousand Faces: A thriller by Alberto Rodríguez which has eleven nominations to the awards. Tells the story of Francisco Paesa (Eduard Fernández), the former secret agent of the Government, responsible of the biggest operation against ETA. Paesa will have to deal with an extortion case and will flee the country.
  • May God forgive you: By Rodrigo Sorogoyen. A police thriller set during the 15-M in Madrid in which the inspectors Alfaro (Roberto Álamo) and Velarde (Antonio de la Torre) will work to find a serial killer.
  • The Fury Of A Patient Man:This thriller by Raúl Arévalo takes place in Madrid, in August 2007 when Curro enters prison for holding up a jewellery. Eight years after, he returns to be free and tries to rebuild his life with his girlfriend but he will live an unexpected situation.

NOMINATIONS

BEST DIRECTOR

Alberto Rodríguez, forThe Man with Thousand Faces
Pedro Almodóvar, forJulieta
Rodrigo Sorogoyen, forMay God Forgive Us
Juan Antonio Bayona, for A Monster Calls

BEST ACTOR

Eduard Fernández, for 1898. Los últimos de Filipinas
Roberto Álamo, for May God Forgive Us
Antonio de la Torre, forThe Fury of a Patient Man
Luis Callejo, forThe Fury of a Patient Man

BEST ACTRESS

Emma Suárez, for Julieta
Carmen Machi, forLa puerta abierta
Penélope Cruz, for The Queen of Spain
Bárbara Lennie, for María (y los demás)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Karra Elejalde, for 100 meters
Javier Gutiérrez, for The Olive Tree
Javier Pereira, for May God Forgive Us
Manolo Solo, for The Man with Thousand Faces

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Candela Peña, for Kiki, Love to Love
Emma Suárez, for The Next Skin
Terele Pávez, for La puerta abierta
Sigourney Weaver, forA Monster Calls

BEST NEW ACTOR

Ricardo Gómez, for 1898. Los últimos de Filipinas
Rodrigo de la Serna, for To Steal From a Thief
Carlos Santos, for The Man with Thousand Faces
Raúl Jiménez, for The Fury of a Patient Man

BEST NEW ACTRESS

Anna Castillo, for The Olive Tree
Silvia Pérez Cruz, for Cerca de tu casa
Belén Cuesta, for Kiki, Love to Love
Ruth Díaz, for The Fury of a Patient Man

BEST NEW DIRECTOR

Salvador Calvo, for 1898. Los últimos de Filipinas
Marc Crehuet, for El rey tuerto
Nely Reguera, for María (y los demás)
Raúl Arévalo, for The Fury of a Patient Man

BEST EUROPEAN FILM

Genius (United Kingdom)
Saul fia (Son of Saul) (Hungary)
Elle (France)
I, Daniel Blake (United Kingdom)

BEST SPANISH LANGUAGE FOREIGN FILM

Anna (Colombia)
From Afar (Venezuela)
The Distinguished Citizen (Argentina)
The Chosen Ones (México)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

To Steal From a Thief
The Olive Tree
May God Forgive Us
The Fury of a Patient Man

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Man with Thousand Faces
Julieta
Kiki, Love to Love
A Monster Calls

BEST DOCUMENTARY

2016. Nacido en Siria
El Bosco
El jardín de los sueños
Frágil equilibrio
Omega

BEST EDITING

The Man with Thousand Faces
May God Forgive Us
The Fury of a Patient Man
A Monster Calls

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

1898, los últimos de Filipinas
The Queen of Spain
The Fury of a Patient Man
A Monster Calls

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

The Man with Thousand Faces
The Olive Tree 
Julieta
A Monster Calls

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Bollywood Made in Spain
Cerca de tu casa
Frágil equilibrio
Kiki, Love to Love

BEST ART DIRECTION

1898. Los últimos de Filipinas
The Man with Thousand Faces
The Queen of Spain
A Monster Calls

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

1898. Los últimos de Filipinas
The Queen of Spain
Don’t Blame the Karma For Being a Jerk
The Fury of a Patient Man

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLES

1898. Los últimos de Filipinas
The Man with Thousand Faces
Julieta
A Monster Calls

BEST SOUND

1898. Los últimos de Filipinas
The Man with Thousand Faces
Ozzy
A Monster Calls

BEST PRODUCTION SUPERVISION

1898. Los últimos de Filipinas 
The Man with Thousand Faces
The Queen of Spain
A Monster Calls

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS

1898. Los últimos de Filipinas
Guernica
Julieta
A Monster Calls

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Psychonauts

Ozzy
Teresa & Tim

BEST FICTIONAL SHORT FILM

Bla, Bla, Bla
La Azotea 
Graffiti
The invitation
Timecode

BEST SHORT FILM - DOCUMENTARY

Cabezas habladoras
Esperanza
Palabras de caramelo
The Resurrection Club

BEST SHORT FILM - ANIMATION

Scenery  
Darrel 
Made in Spain
Uka

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