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Marshland spearheads the nominations for the Feroz Awards

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- Alberto Rodríguez’s film towers above the other favourites: Magical Girl by Carlos Vermut and Carmina y amén by Paco León

Marshland spearheads the nominations for the Feroz Awards
Marshland by Alberto Rodríguez

The second edition of the Feroz Awards, the prizes that have been given out by the AICE (the Spanish Cinematographic Journalists' Association) since last year, in true US Golden Globes style, has unveiled its nominations. Marshland [+see also:
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by Alberto Rodríguez, which won an award at San Sebastián and has been one of the biggest hits at the Spanish box office this year (read the news), leads the pack with ten nominations, including the main ones (Best Drama Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay) and the acting categories (Best Actor for Javier Gutiérrez and Raúl Arévalo, Best Supporting Actress for Nerea Barros, and Best Supporting Actor for Antonio de la Torre).

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The second favourite is the San Sebastián winner, Magical Girl [+see also:
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by Carlos Vermut, with eight nominations, including Best Drama Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay, in addition to the acting categories (Best Actress for Bárbara Lennie, Best Actor for Luis Bermejo and Best Supporting Actor for José Sacristán). Following hot on Magical Girl’s heels with seven nominations is Carmina y amén [+see also:
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by Paco León, which was among the hopefuls for this year’s European Film Awards in the Best Comedy category; for the Feroz Awards, it is being considered in this same category, as well as for Best Director and Best Screenplay, and for the acting prizes (Best Actress for Carmina Barrios, and Best Supporting Actresses for María León and Yolanda Ramos). 

The similarly widely acclaimed Long Distance [+see also:
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by Carlos Marques-Marcet and Flowers [+see also:
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by Jon Garaño and Jose Mari Goenaga have garnered six nominations each, also featuring in the main categories. Other movies such as Beautiful Youth [+see also:
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by Jaime Rosales, El niño [+see also:
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by Daniel Monzón and the country’s biggest box-office smash of all time, Emilio Martínez Lázaro’s Spanish Affair [+see also:
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, will also be competing for the awards. At last year’s edition, the winner was Stockholm [+see also:
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by newcomer Rodrigo Sorogoyen.

The ceremony will take place on 25 January next year in Madrid. Click here to see the complete list of nominees.

(Translated from Spanish)

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