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‘Blancanieves’ and ‘El Bosc’ lead the race for the Catalan Film Academy Gaudí awards

‘Blancanieves’ with 12 nominations and ‘El Bosc’ with 11 are leading the race at this year’s Gaudí awards ceremony. They are followed by ‘Els nens salvatges’ and ‘Fènix 11-23’, who are also candidates for the Best Film in Catalan. The Premis Gaudí are organised by the Catalan Cinema Academy and they recognise Catalan productions or movies with a significant presence of Catalan artistic and technical staff. They also award a prize for European productions. Out of the 89 films in the competition, 30 have received one or several nominations, becoming candidates to receive one of the 22 awards. ‘The Impossible’, ‘In The House’, ‘Le Havre’ and ‘The Intouchables’ are candidates for the Best European Movie.


07 January 2013 10:32 PM


ACN / Pau Cortina

Barcelona (ACN).- On Monday the Catalan Film Academy released the nominations for this year\u2019s Gaudí awards, recognising Catalan productions or movies with a significant presence of Catalan artistic and technical staff. \u2018Blancanieves\u2019 with 12 nominations and \u2018El Bosc\u2019 with 11 are leading the race. They are followed by \u2018Els nens salvatges\u2019 and \u2018Fènix 11-23\u2019 with 8 and 7 nominations, respectively. Out of the 89 films in the competition, 30 have received one or several nominations, becoming candidates to receive one of the 22 awards. The nominations have been decided by the votes of the 333 members of the academy. \u2018The Impossible\u2019, \u2018In The House\u2019, \u2018Le Havre\u2019 and \u2018The Intouchables\u2019 are candidates for the Best European movie, since the Premis Gaudí also recognise foreign productions. This year it will be the 5th time this award ceremony takes place, which aims to promote Catalonia\u2019s film industry. Last year, \u2018Mientras duermes\u2019 (\u2018While you sleep\u2019) and \u2018Eva\u2019 were the clear winners, while in 2011 it was the Catalan movie \u2018Pa Negre\u2019 (\u2018Black Bread\u2019). The award ceremony will be held on the first Sunday of February and it will be presented by the Catalan stand-up comedian and TV-star, Andreu Buenafuente. The President of the Catalan Film Academy, Joal Joan \u2013 who will finish his term next April and will not run again \u2013 praised \u201Cthe quality and variety\u201D of the competing films. He was also satisfied with the \u201Cmaturity\u201D achieved by this award ceremony over the five years of its existence.

\u2018Blancanieves\u2019, \u2018El Bosc\u2019, \u2018Els nens salvatges\u2019 and \u2018Fènix 11-23\u2019 will be running for the Best Catalan Language Film Gaudí Award. The movies \u2018[REC]3\u2019, \u2018Red Lights\u2019, \u2018The Pelayos\u2019 and \u2018Una pistola en cada mano\u2019 will be running for the Best non-Catalan Language Film. \u2018The Impossible\u2019, by the Barcelona-born director Juan Antonio Bayona, casting Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts, is not in the second category because it has been considered to be a non-Catalan production, since the movie was originally shot in English and the participation of Catalan artistic and technical staff is minimal. However, \u2018The Impossible\u2019 has been nominated in the Best European Movie category, together with \u2018In The House\u2019, \u2018Le Havre\u2019 and \u2018The Intouchables\u2019. In addition, Juan Antonio Bayona (\u2018Lo imposible\u2019) has also been nominated for Best Director, together with Pablo Berger (\u2018Blancanieves\u2019), Cesc Gay (\u2018Una pistola en cada mano\u2019) and Joel Joan and Sergi Lara (\u2018Fènix 11-23\u2019).

Best acting nominees

Regarding acting, the Best Leading Actor nominees are Àlex Brendemühl (\u2018El Bosc\u2019), Nil Cardoner (\u2018Fènix 11-23\u2019), Àlex Casanovas (\u2018Fénix 11-23\u2019) and Àlex Monner (\u2018Els nens salvatges\u2019). The candidates for Best Leading Actress are Marina Comas (\u2018Els nens salvatges\u2019), Ángela Molina (\u2018Blancanieves\u2019), Maribel Verdú (\u2018Blancanieves\u2019) and Maria Molins (\u2018El Bosc\u2019).

The Best Supporting Actor candidates are Eduard Fernández (\u2018Una pistola en cada mano\u2019), Francesc Orella ('Els nens salvatges'), Pere Ponce (\u2018El Bosc\u2019) and Lluís Villanueva (\u2018Fènix 11-23\u2019). Finally, the Best Supporting Actress nominees are Aïna Clotet (\u2018Els nens salvatges\u2019), Candela Peña ('Una pistola en cada mano'), Clara Segura (\u2018Els nens salvatges\u2019) and Ana Wagener (\u2018Fènix 11-23\u2019).

Other nominations

The award for the Best Script will be disputed between Tomàs Aragay and Cesc Gay (\u2018Una pistola en cada mano\u2019), Pablo Berger ('Blancanieves'), Patricia Ferreira and Virginia Yagüe (\u2018Els nens salvatges\u2019) i Albert Sánchez Piñol (\u2018El Bosc\u2019).

The movies competing for the Best Documentary Film Gaudí Award are \u2018Al fossat\u2019, by Ricardo Iscar; \u2018Hollywood Talkies\u2019, by Òscar Pérez and Mia de Ribot; \u2018Jordi Dauder, la revolució pendent\u2019, by Antoni Verdaguer; and \u2018Pepe & Rubianes\u2019, by Manuel Huerga.

Competing in the Best Short Movie category are: \u2018Cartas desde la locura\u2019, de Xavi Publa; \u2018Coup de Grâce\u2019, by Clara van Gool; \u2018Elefante\u2019, by Pablo Larcuen; and \u2018Luisa no está en casa\u2019, by Celia Rico.

The Best Animated Feature Movie will be disputed between \u2018Els cadells i el codi de Marco Polo\u2019, by Sergio Manfio; \u2018Les aventures de Tadeu Jones\u2019, by Enrique Gato; and \u2018Papa, sóc una zombi\u2019, by Joan Espinach and Ricardo Ramón.

The Gaudí awards also recognise the Best TV-movies, whose prize will go to one of the following titles: \u2018Atrapats\u2019, by Miguel Puertas; \u2018Germanes\u2019, by Carol López; \u2018Mar de plàstic\u2019, by Sílvia Munt; and \u2018Tornarem\u2019, by Felip Solé.

The Best Original Score will be for the music composed by Alfonso de Vilallonga (\u2018Blancanieves\u2019); Lluís Llach (\u2018Jordi Dauder, la revolució pendent\u2019); Zacarías Martínez de la Riva (\u2018Les aventures de Tadeu Jones\u2019); or Marc Vaillo (\u2018Orson West\u2019).

30 nominated films from 89 movies in the competition

On Monday, by reading the list of the nominees, a voting process that started on the 12th of December has finished. In total, 333 academy members with the right to vote have been the jury for the selection of the candidates to win a Gaudí Award. They represent the Catalan film industry, including producers, exhibitors, actors, actresses, directors and technicians.

The nominees have been chosen from among the 89 movies that were running in this year\u2019s competition. The movies included 10 short films selected by a qualified jury, 15 TV-movies, 20 European motion pictures, 3 animated feature films, 10 documentary films, 18 non-Catalan language movies, 11 Catalan language films and 3 \u201CCatalan talent\u201D films, movies with a significance presence of Catalan artistic and technical staff.

The 11 Catalan language films in the competition were: \u2018Animals\u2019 by Marçal Forés; \u2018Any de Gràcia\u2019by Ventura Pons; \u2018Blancanieves\u2019, by Pablo Berger; \u2018El bosc\u2019 by Óscar Aibar; \u2018El secret dels 24 esglaons\u2019, by Santiago Lapeira; \u2018El sexe dels àngels\u2019, by Xavier Villaverde; \u2018Els nens salvatges\u2019, by Patricia Ferreira; \u2018Fènix 11-23\u2019, by Joel Joan and Sergi Lara; \u2018Insensibles\u2019, by Juan Carlos Medina; \u2018Les ones\u2019, by Alberto Morais, and \u2018Orson West\u2019, by Fran Ruvira.

Some of the non-Catalan language films in the competition were: \u2018[REC]3 Génesis\u2019, by Paco Plaza; \u2018¡Atraco!\u2019 by Eduard Cortés; \u20187 días en la Habana\u2019, by Benicio del Toro, Elisa Suleiman, Gaspar Noe, Juan Carlos Tabío, Julio Medem, Laurent Cantet and Pablo Trapero; \u2018Amanecidos\u2019, by Yonay Boix and Pol Aregall; \u2018Bucle\u2019, by Héctor Zerkowitz; \u2018Dictado\u2019 by Antonio Chavarrías; \u2018Le Moine\u2019, by Dominik Moll; \u2018Red lights\u2019, by Rodrigo Cortés; \u2018Sueño y silencio\u2019, by Jaime Rosales; and \u2018Una pistola en cada mano\u2019, by Cesc Gay.

Finally, the 20 European films in the competition were: \u2018Carmina o revienta\u2019, by Paco León; \u2018Cesare deve morire\u2019, by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani; \u2018Elefante blanco\u2019, by Pablo Trapero; \u2018In The House\u2019, by François Ozon; \u2018Lo imposible\u2019, by Juan Antonio García Bayona; \u2018Fin\u2019, by Jorge Torregrossa; \u2018Grupo 7\u2019 by Alberto Rodríguez; \u2018La délicatesse\u2019, by David Foenkinos and Stéphane Foenkinos; \u2018La guerre est declarée\u2019 by Valérie Donzelli; \u2018L'Apollonide (Souvenirs de la maison close)\u2019, by Bertrand Bonello; \u2018Le Havre\u2019, by Aki Kaurismäki; \u2018Les femmes du 6ème étage\u2019, by Philippe Le Guay; \u2018The Intouchables\u2019, by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano; \u2018Salmon Fishing in the Yemen\u2019, by Lasse Hallström; \u2018The Angels' Share\u2019, by Ken Loach; \u2018The Guard\u2019, by John Michael McDonagh; \u2018The Iron Lady\u2019, by Phyllida Lloyd and Abi Morgan; \u2018Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy\u2019, by Thomas Alfredson; \u2018To Rome With Love\u2019, by Woody Allen; and \u2018We need to talk about Kevin\u2019, by Lynne Ramsay.


  • Joel Joan, the President of the Catalan Cinema Academy, announcing the 2013 nominees (by P. Cortina)

  • Joel Joan, the President of the Catalan Cinema Academy, announcing the 2013 nominees (by P. Cortina)