The Goya Awards are just around the corner. On March 6, in a ceremony in which the nominees will be at home and connect telematically, it will be discovered which is the Best Film of the year according to the Film Academy. In this edition, Girls is the favorite, but it is not the one with the most nominations. That honor goes to Adú, Salvador Calvo’s film that has 13 nominations.
A large amount, but far from the records set by other Spanish films. But… what is the title that had the most nominations in the history of the Goya Awards? That honor continues to belong to Imanol Uribe’s Dias counted for decades, which received 19 nominations and 8 Goyas at the 1995 gala. Among them the most important, film, direction, adapted script, actor, supporting actor and revelation actress.
With one less award and second in this ranking is La Niña de tus ojos, by Fernando Trueba, which arrived at the 1999 ceremony with 18 award options and ended up taking 7, including Best Film and Actress for Penélope Cruz, although Trueba he lost in the direction section against Fernando León de Aranoa, who won for Barrio. The same nominations had Blancanieves, Pablo Berger’s work that won 10 Goya awards in 2013.
In bronze are those that added 17 nominations. These are: Belle Époque, by Fernando Trueba; The minimal island, by Alberto Rodríguez; and While the war lasts, by Alejandro Amenábar. The latter has the honor of having directed the film that won the most Goyas in its 35 editions, Mar Adentro, which won 14 of the 15 it was in. Here are all the films that have received the most nominations in the history of the Spanish film awards.
Films with the most nominations
Days counted: 19 nominations
The apple of your eyes: 18 nominations
Snow White: 18 nominations
Belle Époque: 17 nominations
The minimum island: 17 nominations
While the war lasts: 17 nominations
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown: 16 Nominations
Cell 211: 16 nominations
The Skin I Live In: 16 Nominations
Group 7: 16 nominations
El Niño: 16 nominations
Pain and Glory: 16 Nominations