The film shot in Extremadura ‘Pig’ continues to be successful. If in 2019 she won the Goya for Best Fiction Short Film, Carlota Pereda’s new work after evolving from a short to a horror feature film has been nominated for six statuettes at the Spanish film awards.
The film that was recorded in 2020 in ViIllanueva de la Vera is up for best new director and best adapted script for its director Carlota Pereda; best supporting actress, with Carmen Machi; best new actress, with Laura Galán; best production direction, with Sara García; and best makeup and hair, with Paloma Lozano and Nacho Díaz.
Rest of nominations
Everything suggests that this year’s Goya will be a matter of two. ‘As bestas’, by Rodrigo Sorogoyen, with 17 nominations, and ‘Modelo 77’, by Alberto Rodríguez, with 16, start as favorites in the 37th edition of the Film Academy Awards, which will be presented on February 11 in the FIBES Congress and Exhibition Palace in Seville in a ceremony that will be presented by the actors Clara Lago and Antonio de la Torre. Both feature films will compete for the best film statuette with ‘Cinco lobitos’, ‘La Maternal’ and ‘Modelo 77’.
Blanca Portillo and Nora Navas, actresses who won last year’s awards, read the nominations in a packed Academy headquarters. For the first time, the 28 categories of the awards have five and up to six nominations. In the directing section there are two women and three men: Carla Simón (‘Alcarràs), Pilar Palomero (‘La Maternal’), Rodrigo Sorogoyen (‘As bestas’), Carlos Vermut (‘Mantícora’) and Alberto Rodríguez (‘Modelo’). 77′). In the category of new director we find up to three filmmakers, the best proof of an extraordinary year in which a new generation of women has put themselves behind the camera: Carlota Pereda for ‘Cerdita’, Alauda Ruiz de Azúa for ‘Cinco lobitos’, Elena López Riera for ‘El agua’, Juan Diego Botto for ‘On the margins’ and Mikel Gurrea for ‘Suro’.
‘Cinco wobitos’, debut feature by Baracald director Alauda Ruiz de Azúa, and ‘Alcarràs’, second feature film by Carla Simón, also appear as big winners of the year with 11 nominations each. A total of 165 films released in our country between January 1 and December 31, 2022 are eligible for this edition, five more than in the previous edition. Of them, 94 are fiction, 63 documentaries and 8 animation. Of those 165 titles, 50 are debut works.