Magazine article Screen International

Blancanieves Leads Spanish Goya Nominations

Magazine article Screen International

Blancanieves Leads Spanish Goya Nominations

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Re-telling of the Snow White story receives 18 nominations, with The Impossible, Unit 7, The Artist and the Model also up for multiple awards.

Blancanieves, a silent black and white re-telling of the Snow White myth in Franco's Andalusia, leads Spanish Goya awards nominations with 18 nods including best film, best director (Pablo Berger), actress (Maribel Verdú), actor (daniel Giménez Cacho), newcomer actress (Macarena García), supporting actor (Josep Maria Pou), supporting actress (Angela Molina) and script (Berger).

Unit 7, an action drama about the "cleaning" of Seville's streets from delinquency in the 1990s, drew 16 nominations including film, director (Alberto Rodríguez), actor (Antonio de la Torre), supporting actor (Julian Villagrán), newcomer actress (Estefanía de los Santos), newcomer actor (Joaquín Núñez) and script (Rafael Cobos and Alberto Rodríguez).

The Impossible, the highest grossing Spanish film ever and already a hit at international box offices, gained 14 nominations including best film, director (Juan Antonio Bayona), actress (Naomi Watts), supporting actor (Ewan McGregor) and original script (Sergio G. Sánchez).

The Artist and the Model, a French drama set during the Second World War, has received 13 nominations including best film, best director (Fernando Trueba), best actor (Jean Rochefort), best actress (Aida Folch), supporting actress (Chus Lampreave) and original script (Jean Claude Carriere and Trueba).

The winners will be announced on Feb 17 in a televised gala. …

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