‘Estiu 1993’ and ‘Incerta glòria’, hot favorites to win Gaudí Awards
The ceremony for the Catalan cinema industry’s main annual prizes will be held on January 28 in Barcelona
The Academy of Catalan Cinema has released the nominees for the Gaudí Awards, the main annual prizes of Catalonia’s movie industry. The awards mainly recognize the work of Catalan productions or co-productions. In this year’s edition, Agustí Villaronga’s ‘Incerta glòria’ tops the ranking with 16 nominations, followed by Carla Simón’s ‘Estiu 1993’ with 14 nominations, and Isabel Coixet’s ‘The Bookshop’ with 12 nominations.
Every year, the Catalan Film Academy recognizes the best films, artists and technicians from the Catalan film industry. Of the 30 movies nominated for Gaudí Awards this year, 12 are directed by women. The Gaudí awards ceremony will be held on January 28 at the Forum Auditorium in Barcelona.
Best film award
Both ‘Estiu 1993’ and ‘Incerta glòria’ are nominated for the highest prize: the Best Film award. But two other films are also vying for the award: ‘Brava’, by Roser Aguilar, and 'La película de nuestra vida', by Enrique Baró i Ubach.
"We are a European academy and we do many things besides the ceremony"
Isona Passola · President of the Academy of Catalan Cinema
Public to vote for best film
The president of the Academy of Catalan Cinema, Isona Passola, has announced that the public will be able to vote for the best film on the academy’s website. Passola also pointed out that this award is a way to “involve the public” in the Catalan cinema industry.
"We are a European academy and we do many things besides the ceremony," said the academy head. She also added that the Academy of Catalan Cinema is “constantly in motion”.
Second round, on January 2
The second round of voting will be held on January 2, when the final winners of each category will be chosen.