Spain’s motion picture academy announced Monday the nominees for the 34th Goya Awards (Premios Goya), the nation’s most prestigious film honors.
Topping the list with 17 nominations was Alejandro Amenábar’s historical drama While At War (Mientras dure la guerra), followed by Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain & Glory (Dolor y gloria) with 16 and The Longest Trench (La trinchera infinita) by Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño and Jose Mari Goenaga with 15.
This year’s breakout animated feature Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (Sygnatia SL, The Glow Animation Studio, Hampa Studio), directed by Salvador Simó, made a strong showing with four nominations: Best New Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Music and, of course, Best Animated Feature. In the latter category, the film is contending with Netflix’s buzzed-about Klaus (Atresmedia Cine, Sergio Pablos Animation Studios) and historical adventure Elcano & Magellan: The First Voyage Around the World (Elkano Dibulitoon, Dibulitoon Studio).
Nominated for Best Animated Short Film are El árbol de las almas perdidas (The Tree of Lost Souls) directed and produced by Laura Zamora Cabeza; Homomaquia, directed by David Fidalgo Omil and produced by Chelo Loureiro and Mariano Baratech; Madrid 2120, directed by José Luís Quirós & Paco Sáez, produced by Nicolás Matji; and Muedra, directed by César Díaz Meléndez, produced by Pedro Collantes de Terán Bayonas.
The winner of the Goya Award for Best Animated Short Film is eligible for the Academy Awards.
The 34th Goya Awards will be held in Malaga, Spain on January 25. More information at premiosgoya.com.